These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.

Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.

Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Favourite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature found at The Broke and the Bookish. I skipped last week, due to being unable to find my top ten, yet this week I made sure I participated.

The topic for this week is my top ten new to me favourite authors I read for the first time in 2015. It is a hard one, but I managed it.

1.     Deborah Harkness.
2.     Mo Hayder.
3.     Angela Marsons.
4.     Caroline Kepnes.
5.     Mira Grant.
6.     Vaun Murphrey.
7.     Patrick Ness.
8.     Gregg Hurwitz.
9.     Julie Kagawa.
10.  Lee Child.

All are on it for different reasons, but all I enjoyed.

Deborah Harkness had been on my to-read list for a long time: I waited until her trilogy was complete before I allowed her to blow my mind. Mo Hayder had also been on my to-read list for a long time, and I wish I had picked up something sooner. Angela Marsons came out of nowhere and created a wonderful crime series I am now addicted to. Caroline Kepnes was a chance buy in the shop, which turned out to be a mind-blowing read. Mira Grant was also on my to-read list for a while (although, she had not been on it as long as the aforementioned), and she was very much worth the wait. Vaun Murphrey is another out of nowhere surprise read. Patrick Ness was one I was unsure about, only to enjoy more than I had expected. Gregg Hurwitz shocked me much more than expected, and I certainly need to read more of his work. Julie Kagawa is another to have sat on my to-read list for quite some time, only to prove I should have picked her up sooner. Lee Child is a guilty pleasure favourite – he does not blow my mind, but I enjoy them more than I believed I would.

Well, there you have it. Enjoy!

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