1) David Sedaris – One of the most hysterical books I’ve ever read (Holidays on Ice) and I’m told his others are equally enjoyable. Bring it on.
2) Jonathan Stroud – The Screaming Staircase and the effusive Lockwood. The book is told in the first person but has a bit of a third person feel at times. I have the next one on hold at the library. Can’t wait!
3) Seth Patrick – If you don’t mind a little gore and horror and fear as the cost of a terrific plot and intriguing characters, the pick up The Reviver and let the creepiness begin.
4) Kate Messner – Kids who running around solving crimes involving historical artifacts? Basically Rick Riordan with just as wonderful plots and less mythology? Count me in to Capture the Flag.
5) Joe Hill – The style is raw, gritty, and human, and I couldn’t put it down. After Horns, I quickly looked to see what else Hill had written and decided that Heart-Shaped Box, ironically a great Nirvana song, would be next.
6) Stefan Petrucha – Historical fiction? Yes, please. More. Ripper was so amazing that I can’t wait for Petrucha to write another book in this vein. Brilliant.
7) Douglas E. Richards – Recommended by a friend and proven awesome by my experience. I started with Wired and plan to read the rest when I can.
8) Tracy Deebs – If you like apocalypse/post-apocalyptic then pick up Doomed and read until you drop. The end is nigh and you get a front row seat to watch it happen. I need more like this! Hint: the main character is named Pandora but it isn’t about mythology
9) Rainbow Rowell – A little girly for my every day reading but I enjoyed Fangirl so much and hear great lines about Landline that I’m forced to admit I want to read more.
10) John Green – I’ll admit that I liked The Fault in Our Stars even if it was a sob story. But it wasn’t told in a Mitch Albom or a woe-is-me type way which made it bearable. I have Paper Towns sitting on my TBR list.
Honorable Mention: R.G. Alexander. I’m stilling fanning myself after reading My Shifter Showmance. Who doesn’t want a hot relationship with a man who can become a beast, literally.