Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten Theme and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.
I have actually been taking part in a Debut Author Challenge this year, so I found this weeks list a super easy one to put together as there have been some great debuts that I have read.
My Heart and Other Black Holes Review – Jasmine Warga
In her debut Warga deals with a very serious topic that sadly is very relevant in our world today. Her gut wrenching honesty gives us a haunting portrayal of depression at it’s darkest and really shows her talents as she turns something as somber and sensitive as suicide into something stunning. This book is one of my favourites of this year and I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Everything Everything Review – Nicola Yoon
This book totally blew me away and I am so in awe of Yoon’s amazing talent to write something so incredible. Such a unique story line it is a story about living life to it’s fullest and I can’t wait for Yoon’s next book.
An Ember in the Ashes Review – Sabaa Tahir
An absolutely outstanding debut from Tahir, it really lived up to all the excitement surrounding it. Her world building is amazing and (as horrible as it sounds) I really loved that Tahir is not afraid to let her characters suffer real and permanent pain. I can’t wait for the second book in this series and to discover more of Tahir’s amazing world.
Naked – Stacey Trombley
A very dark, raw and very intense story and an amazing debut. Trombley does an incredible job of writing the about the hard topics. Child prostitution, domestic abuse, mental manipulation. It’s a heavy and sometimes hard book to read but just so damn good at the same time. I need more books like this in my life and cannot wait to see what Trombley gives us next.
A Thousand Nights – E.K.Johnston
Johnston’s debut is beautifully written, like the embroidery work that is heavily featured within, the story has been stitched together so delicately. The descriptions are elaborate and the language chosen paints a vibrant world. Although this book wasn’t one of my favorites (due to pacing) it was just so beautifully written that I would love to read something else by Johnston.
Take Back the Skies – Lucy Saxon
Saxon’s debut had me SO conflicted. Saxon’s world building is INCREDIBLE and I couldn’t get enough of this place she has created. The story didn’t quite end how I would have wanted it to, but I would definitely be willing to read another book by Saxon and see what other worlds she could create for us.
Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance – Danielle Younge-Ullman
One of my more humorous reads from this year, Younge’s debut was fun but with a great coming of age/self discovery storyline underneath. Her writing was great and this book made a perfect summer read that I demolished in a number of hours. Can’t wait for her next book, hopefully in time for next summer!
The Sister Pact – Stacey Ramey
I literally just finished this one and WOW did I love it. The book could be heavy at times and it deals with a lot of serious topics, but I wouldn’t say that it was a hard book to read in the slightest. For her debut Ramey has written something spectacular and should be extremely proud of herself and her book, and I am very excited for her next one.
Trouble – Non Pratt
Anyone brave enough to put sperm on the front cover of their book is a hero in my eyes! This book was so much fun to read and I don’t think I have ever read a book so fast. I actually have her next book on my bookshelf (signed by Non!) but haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but boy do I want to!
A Little Something Different – Sandy Hall
Such a cute and unique little romance, I loved the way that Hall wrote her debut from 14 points of view. I know that her next book has been released and I cannot wait to get my hands on it and experience another of her adorable romances.