(As always, Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish )
1. Jessica Knoll; Luckiest Girl Alive is one of my favorite reads of the year, and one of my favorite reads ever.
2. Paula Hawkins; To me, The Girl on the Train more than loved up to its hype, and I got to meet Paula Hawkins at ALA and have her sign my book, which was a definite bonus.
3. Graeme Simsion; I loved The Rosie Project, and plan to pick up The Rosie Effect sometime in the near future.
4. Amy Butcher; I've raved about her book Visiting Hours on my blog quite a bit. Needless to say, I cannot wait to read what she writes next.
5. Jon Krakauer; Believe it or not, I had never read any of his books before this year.
6. Kate Bolick; Her book Spinster is a must-read as far as I'm concerned. It really spoke to me.
7. Susan Cain; Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is a book that meant so much to me, and came at a time in my life when I really needed it.
8. Jon Ronson; After reading The Psychopath Test, I immediately put the rest of his books on my wishlist. He is one of my new favorite non-fiction authors.
9. Erin Morgenstern; The Night Circus is another one of my favorite reads of the year, and another one of my all-time favorite reads.
10. Christopher J. Yates; Black Chalk is another book I have raved about on this blog before. I can't wait to read more of his works.
Honorable Mentions: M.O. Walsh, Elizabeth Little, Marie Kondo, Joel Dicker, Rainbow Rowell, Kent Haruf, Harry Dolan, Jennifer duBois, Blake Crouch, Alex Marwood, Ernest Cline, Maggie Mitchell, Chris Grabenstein, Christopher Bollen, Nina De Gramont, Natalie Haynes, Peter Swanson, Jan Elizabeth Watson, and Joelie Charbonneau.