Top Ten Tuesday: Debut Authors Who’ve Convinced Me With Their First Work

It’s Top Ten Tuesday!!! (originally created by The Broke and the Bookish) This weeks theme is as follows:

Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel (because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author’s second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author’s Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)

So, I am not sure if this counts for series as well as standalones, since they are not technically just one book, but I am taking them into account as well. My list will be split in two parts and will include all authors that have somehow convinced me with their first book that everything they could possibly write in the future will be awesome. And the other part is about authors that I am sure will be able to convince me, but that I hadn’t had a chance to check out yet. As always, this is not so much a ranking, but rather a list that is coincidentally numbered.


Authors Who Have Convinced Me:

1. Tahereh Mafi

I’ve raved about her books countless times now. I simply cannot wait for her to write something new in the YA genre, because I am pretty darn sure that it’s going to be amazing!

2. Victoria Aveyard

I love, love, love Red Queen! That twist in the end … I still can’t quite forgive her for that betrayal, but I NEED MORE!

3. Erin Morgenstern

Rarely in my life have I been so enchanted by a story, but there are not enough words to describe the Night Circus. It is magical, intriguing, beautiful, addicting and simply gorgeous. Please, write more! Or a different story! I don’t care, I just need something.

4. Jasmine Warga

Reading My Heart and Other Black Holes was an emotional ride and I am sure that Jasmine Warga has a bright future with a ton of heartbreak on my part ahead of her.

5. Morgan Matson

I know that Matson has several books out, but I loved her from the get go and I wouldn’t hesitate one second to pick up another book by her.

Authors Who Surely Will Convince Me:

6. Becky Albertalli

I’ve heard so many good things about Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and now it’s been optioned to become a movie and I think I have to am going to read it without a doubt.

7. Adam Silvera

Same with More Happy Than Not. So many good books came out this year and I feel like I am majorly behind on most of them …

8. Renée Ahdieh

For this one I actually have a legit excuse for not having read it yet. First, the book was nowhere to be found in any of the dozen bookstores I went to. Second, I didn’t want to order it with 1 month delivery time. Third, I am terrible with cliffhangers and I have heard certain … things.

9. Sabaa Tahir

I am so curious about An Ember in the Ashes and I don’t know why I haven’t read it yet. I JUST DON’T KNOW!

10. Marissa Meyer

Marissa MeyerOh my … I am at a loss again. The Lunar Chronicles sound right up my alley with the futuristic fairy tale theme. Maybe it was some sort of money reason again?

In hindsight, I see that there is a lack of male author representation on my list, but what can you do. The heart likes to read books that it likes and apparently a ton of those are by women? That was a silly sentence, forget I ever wrote it! How are your TTT lists looking? Post links in the comments and I’ll check them out!

32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Debut Authors Who’ve Convinced Me With Their First Work

  1. *throws all the authors on your “haven’t read” list in your face, because they’re all amazing!*

    😀 great list, I do need to read night circus – probably during christmas. And yes, Tahereh Mafi, I’ll read everything single thing she writes!

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    • Everyone loves Tahereh Mafi and I am SOOO happy about that!! I do want to read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I really, really do!
      (And I am secretly/not-so-secretly super happy that I am not the only one who hasn’t read More Happy Than Not!!)

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      • I am, too, she deserves ALL the awards, her writing style is so unique, I wish I could write like that! 🙂 Ahah, well I’m glad to hear I’m not alone, either, I felt like everyone read this book already, haha! We should read it together at some point then! 🙂

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      • Me too! I am so envious of her ability to write like that, but I have my own style. Maybe not as unique, but hopefully still fun to read (that’s what I keep telling myself so that I am able to sleep hahaha)
        We should! I’ve never done a buddy read. I bet it’s fun. Now I only need the money to actually get the book lol

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      • I’m sure it’s really awesome!! Btw, I think you’re participating in NaNoWriMo? How are you doing for now? 🙂
        I’ve never done one either, but yes, we should, it has to be so much fun! I need the money, too, haha, once we get some, we should definitely do that 😀


      • Yep, I am participating and I am writing at the speed of a snail or sloth or something else that is super slow. I’ve only written 1,000 words so far, but I am not worried (again, I am telling myself that, so that I can sleep at night). Nah, it will be okay. I just need a burst of creativity and then all will go a bit more smoothly.
        Maybe sometime after Christmas? I’ll definitely tell you if/when I get the book and then we can talk about it again ;D

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      • Oh believe me, I understand writing so slowly, I’m the same. I’ve written tons today because I got inspired, but it’s hard to say I’m satisfied with what I write. I like my story and I know where I’m going, but well, I’m a perfectionnist, so… I’m telling myself I’m doing this mostly to write, not necessarily to reach 50k. I just want and need to write more often 🙂 Anyways, I’m sure it will go okay, we’re just at the beginning of the month, you’ll do great! 😀
        That sounds perfect after Christmas! Yes we definitely should do that 😀

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      • I’m glad I am not the only one who’s a little slow. We can both do it and you are right, it isn’t about getting to 50K, but rather to have fun writing and creating a story. I get really competitive towards the end though hahaha I bet I will pick up the pace then.
        I hope I’ve said it before, but good luck with your NaNo-novel 😀
        Cool! We have a plan!

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  2. The Night Circus is coming up soon on my TBR pile! I’ve heard wonderful things about it, so I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

    I read both Renee Ahdieh’s and Sabaa Tahir’s books earlier this year. IMO, Tahir’s left a lot to be desired, but Ahdieh’s was beautiful. I met her (Renee Ahdieh) at an author festival in Boston in September, too, and she was a sweetheart!

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  3. Oooh I almost put Morgenstern on my list too, I really want to read The Night Circus! That book used to pop out at me in bookstores before I had a blog. I’d see it all the time, but for some reason I didn’t buy it…. Anyway it’s definitely on my list! Perfect timing to read the Lunar Chronicles! The last book is about to come out!!

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    • That’s what I’ve been waiting for with the Lunar Chronicles. 🙂 I like it when series are complete, even if I fangirl way later than everyone else hahaha (also, I like box sets).
      I LOVE the Night Circus, but I am not even going to say more, because I don’t want to hype it for you. I tend to be disappointed with books that are hyped.

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  4. OMG! I can’t wait for Erin Morgenstern to write another book. I absolutely adored The Night Circus! It’s so beautiful and magical. ❤ I need more of her books!

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  5. It feels good to be on the same page as someone who hasn’t read a most of the books you mentioned below so I’m not a loner on this.
    And I’m going to be so behind when I finally read Simon VS the Homo Sapiens.
    I really hope Glass Sword doesn’t disappoint!

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  6. Love your list! I highly recommend Cinder and Scarlet! I still need to read Cress and Winter (out this month!) I think I have waited to get to Winter because I know the ending of Cress will be crazy fantastic and I will need the next book. So I want it to be out. Haha. Hope you get to those soon! And thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier 🙂

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