Wednesday, because I am slow as hell. I wrote this yesterday, but I’s slow.
This week’s list is new-to-me authors I read in 2013. Meaning authors I read
for the first time in 2013. And I loved 2013, I read some good books, some good
authors. The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. So
let us dive in.
read the Troupe this year, and it is glorious. It was funny, Bennett is a magician
of words. He is funny, he’s clever, the words are beautiful, the order he puts
them in is beautiful, I sound like an idiot. Anyway. I need more of his books.
Why haven’t I read Vonnegut before? He was a genius,
he’s aaah. I read two of his books this year, Slaughterhouse-Five and Hocus
Pocus, and I’ll read more next year, I can promise y’all that. I’m not
southern, or American. Vonnegut is amazing, I never expected him to be so
hilarious, and I don’t know why. He is though, he’s hilarious. And the writing
is all over the place and cool, oh Gosh. I’m babbling.
I read the Wasp Factory, because my English teacher
suggested we read a bunch of things to see how people write and read English,
and yeah, one of the books were the Wasp Factory, and it was disgusting. It was
so gross and horrible. And I want more. Which is why I’m weird.
I read both of his League of Princes books that have
come out. And they are amazing. They’re so funny. I can’t wait for the third
one. It’ll be awesome. He’s funny, and I love fairy tales, and oh God it’s
Teri Terry wrote Slated and Fractured, and they are
just friggin’ awesome. Anyway. They are dystopian novels about a girl named
Kyla who has been “slated” which means her memory has been wiped. Teri writes
in a really interesting way. There’s so much nice layering, and the story and
the world Kyla lives in is so great, I love her, looking forward to the end of
the third book in the trilogy.
Again, why did I not know about Margaret Atwood? Why
didn’t someone tell me to read her? Erh mer geerd. Yeah. I read The Handmaid’s
Tale, which is really interesting, and cool, and I want to read more. Yeah, you
are a badass Margaret Atwood.
I have no words for how awesome Laini Taylor is. She
is the queen of awesomeness. I read both the first books in the Daughter of
Smoke and Bone trilogy. I also gave the first one to my best friend, and she
was so excited about it she texted me to tell me how much she loved it, because
Laini Taylor is the biggest badassest of people. I’m making new words.
Miss Cashore. I read the entire Graceling trilogy.
Is it a trilogy when they are set at different times with different main
characters for every book? I don’t know, there are three books, and they are
set in the same world. They were really interesting, and I really liked it.
There were problematic things, but there was awesomeness too. And yeah, I liked
Anne Ursu wrote a book based on the Snow Queen,
named Breadcrumbs, that’s a bad sentence. It was just so beautiful. Hazel is
amazing, she is so weird, and nerdy, and so like me I felt sometimes. She is
funny, and she gets so excited about snow she stands outside in the snow for
like a minute just to look at it. I want to read more Ursu, for sure.
Oh Brenna, you wonderful weirdo. She wrote one of
the creepiest books I read this year, the Replacement, about a changeling named
Mackie. The writing is awesome and dark and the story is so cool and it’s
awesome. Awesomeness. I want to read more of her stuff.