Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Top Ten Tuesday: New To Me Authors I Discovered in 2023

There were so many new-to-me authors that I read and enjoyed this past year. Some of these authors I had been meaning to read for years, so it was nice to finally take the time to read one of their books. 

1.  Kathleen Grissom

I was so impressed by The Kitchen House that she instantly became a must-read author for me.

2.  Jill Santopolo

I've been meaning to read this author for years, so I was happy to finally sit down with Stars in an Italian Sky in 2023. I have a few of her others novels on my shelf, too!

3.   Shannon Messenger

I've been meaning to read this popular YA author's Keeper of the Lost Cities series for years now.

4. Liv Constantine

Liv is actually the sister duo of Lynne and Valerie Constantine. I really enjoyed their thriller, The Last Mrs. Parrish. Did you know there is a book two coming this summer?

5. Mike Lupica 

He is one of the most prominent sports writers in America and my boys and I enjoyed reading Heat this past year. My older son has a few more of his novels on his shelf.

6.  Lucy Score

This is a romance author who many people really enjoyed, so I felt it necessary to check out Things We Never Got Over this past year. I believe it's going to be made into a TV show!

7.  Brenda Janowitz

I love historical fiction and Janowitz's novels always appeal to me. I really enjoyed The Audrey Hepburn Estate and hope to read more of her novels in the future. 

8. Elizabeth Acevedo

I'm so glad I finally read this NYT bestselling author!

9.  Anthony Doerr

Somehow I missed this Pulitzer Prize winning author the past few years, but in 2023, I read the memorable All the Light We Cannot See.  

10.  Jesse Q. Sutanto

This author's novels are so funny and lovable. I really enjoyed Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers; it was my favorite cozy mystery of 2023.

So, what new-to-you authors did you discover in 2023? Have you read the authors mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below. This feature is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.



  1. I've heard so many good things about Jesse Sutanto's book. I've only read her middle grade books so far, but they were really cute. I haven't read Keeper of the Lost Cities other than the graphic novel version, which I read this month. That was my first experience with Shannon Messenger, too. Great list! Here is my TTT.

    1. My sons and I really enjoyed Shannon Messenger and you can't go wrong with Sutanto. I really liked Vera Wong! Definitely check out that one. Thanks for visiting, Kasey!

  2. It’s so fun to see photos of the authors you’ve read. A few other TTT bloggers did that this week, too.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.


    1. Thanks! I thought it would be a good change from my usual photos of books. Thanks for visiting, Lydia.

  3. I haven't heard of any of these authors before. I may have to check them out, I'm always on the lookout for new authors to read.

    1. I hope you get around to reading them! Thanks for visiting, Sarah!

  4. I have All the Light We Cannot See on my winter TBR, and I hope to read it soon! I hope you continue to enjoy reading these authors in 2024!

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. Thanks so much, Pam! I hope you enjoy All the Light!

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    1. Her book was a lot of fun. I look forward to the adaptation! Thanks for visiting, Deanna.

  6. I'm planning on trying Lucy Score this year!

    1. I think you'll like her, Angela! Thanks for visiting!

  7. I really liked THE KITCHEN HOUSE, too. CROW MARY was actually on my TTT last week (I think) for books that I meant to read in 2023 and didn't quite get to. This year, hopefully!

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


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