Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors I Read in 2018

I read a lot of debut authors in 2018, but for this post, I am focusing on new-to-me authors that have been writing for awhile, but I never got around to reading them until recently.



1.  Susan Meissner - I read As Bright as Heaven and thoroughly enjoyed her writing style as well as her ability to bring a historical place to life. 




2.  Edward Rutherfurd - I read Princes of Ireland this past St. Patrick's Day and was impressed by all the research that went into this massive historical novel.



3.  Jenn Bennett - I FINALLY read a Jenn Bennett novel this past year! I fell in love with Starry Eyes and can't wait to read more of her novels in the future.





4.  Christina Lauren - Sometimes the romance genre really doesn't work for me, but boy, did Christina Lauren impress me. I love that Christina Lauren is actually two authors writing together. In 2018, I read Love and Other Words. Which of her novels should I read next?





5.  Tony DiTerlizzi - I read The Spiderwick Chronicles with my son and we both absolutely loved this children's fantasy series.  





6.  Holly Black - Somehow I have never read any of Holly Black's YA novels despite the fact that I met her a few years back.  I did read The Spiderwick Chronicles with my son, which she is the co-author of along with Tony DiTerilizzi.  Maybe I should try and read her YA novels next. Which one should I start with?




7.  Deborah Harkness - I read A Discovery of Witches this past year and really enjoyed Harkness's  ability to weave historical fiction into her tale. Who else is excited to see the TV version of this show? It premieres this week on Sundance.




8.  Tom Fletcher - I have never read his children's books before I picked up The Christmasaurus and read it with my son. I'm so glad I did; it was such a fun middle grade story that's perfect for dinosaur lovers!





9.  Fiona Davis - I love historical fiction, as you know, so I'm glad I had the opportunity read one of Davis's novels. I started with The Address and it didn't disappoint!





10.  Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Many of my friends have read her YA novels, but I never found the time. I am glad I was able to  read her YA mystery, Little White Lies, this past fall.   


What new-to-you authors did you read this past year?  Let me know in the comments. This meme is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

8 comments:

  1. What did you like the most about The Address?

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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    1. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the novel, but also the fact that it highlighted how hard things were for women during the time period. Thanks for visiting, Lydia.

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  2. I love Jenn Bennett! I can't wait for her new book coming out. Also, yay for Christina Lauren. They're awesome.

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    1. Me too! I am a big fan of Jenn Bennett now as well as Christina Lauren. I look forward to reading more of their books. Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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  3. Fiona Davis made my list, too! I really need to read Starry Eyes this year!

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    1. Yes! Starry Eyes was awesome! I hope you can read it soon. Thanks for dropping by, Angela.

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  4. Holly Black was mostly new to me this past year as well and I really enjoyed what I did read by her (The Cruel Prince) and I'm honestly excited to read more of her work in the future. Christina Lauren has been hit or miss with me but I will say that their work has gotten more consistently better the longer I've read their books (not that I've read A LOT but after a handful, you know?) haha! I'm rambling, sorry. There are a lot of great authors on here, to get to the point of my comment! I hope 2019 brings you more good experiences with new-to-you authors!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessica. I am excited to check out more of Christina Lauren's books in 2019 and hopefully read The Cruel Prince. It's on my TBR list. Thanks for visiting!

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