Hope everyone’s having a great week so far! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday, which was originally created by gingerreadslainey. Anyone can participate by joining the goodreads group. This week’s topic is the top authors that you’ve discovered so far in 2015.
- Ernest Cline – I don’t know why it took me up to this year to read Ready Player One, but it’s easily one of my favorite novels now that I have read it. I felt like I was living in the virtual reality that the majority of the novel is set in. The description and readability is just that enriching and addicting. I felt like I had been sucked straight into a video game and loved every single page.
- Andy Weir – He only has one novel out, The Martian, but man is it outstanding. The dark humor told in first person from Mark Watney’s perspective is just spot on perfect. It really made the story stand out from all the other hard sci fi novels out there. And while the movie was a decent adaption, it’s just no comparison to the outstanding writing of the novel.
- Patricia Briggs – A mass market author who writes urban fantasy. So far I’ve only read Moon Called, but I intend on reading Blood Bound soon. If you like werewolves, shape-shifters, vampires, the fae, and other creatures of the night, then I recommend you check out this author’s novels.
- Jandy Nelson – I read I’ll Give You the Sun with my book club in July and oh my goodness is this author a wonder. The way she crafts a story and its characters, stringing it all together from past to present is just wondrous. Definitely check out this novel and I plan on reading her other (The Sky is Everywhere) at some point.
- Ginny Rorby – I read How to Speak Dolphin at the beginning of summer and loved it. It’s very realistic to the subject matter and a great middle-grade contemporary novel that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Let me know if you’ve read anything by any one of these authors, or if you’ve marked any of these authors’ books on your to-read lists. I’m always up for some book talk.