The Broke & the Bookish.
1. Kristy Cambron - Seriously, this should come as no surprise to those who have been around me in recent months. Her debut book, The Butterfly and the Violin, was one that I read either later summer or early fall this year. And it captivated me.
2. Sarah Kleck - She's one I discovered through the Amazon Prime Kindle First program. I typically get one of the books, but I don't always read it. Her book, The Concealed, is one that has me looking forward to the sequel due out next year.
3. Eva Marie Everson - She's one that I've put off reading for a while. But I was glad to discover her with Five Brides.
4. Brooke Williams - I get lots of requests from authors. This is one author that I read her book, Accept This Dandelion back in January. Since then, I've read almost all she's written. They were super cheap on Kindle one day. But I really do enjoy her writing style and her books.
5. Jen Turano - After being told by countless people that I needed to read her books because I'd find them delightful, I finally read one of her books. I have to admit that my friends were right. She's delightful.
6. Dina L. Sleiman - I love fairy tales and fairy tale retellings. Her debut young adult novel was Dauntless. It's a Robin Hood retelling.
7. Tessa Afshar - I've had some of her books on my Kindle for what seems like forever. But until this year, I never got around to reading them. Thanks to a Goodreads challenge to discover hidden gems off of my to-read list, I did manage to get to her books this year. And I enjoyed the ones I read.
8. K. E. Ganshert - Yes, I realize that this is technically not a new to me author; however, she did write a YA series under this name and not her normally published one. And I LOVED the Gifting Series.
9. Jessica Day George - One of my blogging friends recommended her to me a year or so ago. And it took me awhile to get to her. But I'm hooked on her fairy tale books now.