Hi all! I arrived in Cape Town a couple of days ago, and as I’m writing this ahead of schedule due to lack of WiFi, I hope that future me is enjoying it! As I’ve told you previously, all my posts from now until April will likely just be pre-scheduled Top Ten Tuesday posts, so if I am less active than normal in the next four months, don’t be worried, I’m having a great time, and taking my first proper break from the blog in six years!
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I have a Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking I’m talking Authors I Discovered In 2019, but since I didn’t have enough authors that I thought I’d want to read more from that I first read last year, I’ve split this list into two, New Authors I Discovered In 2019 & New Authors I’m Looking Forward To Reading In 2020.
New Authors I Discovered In 2019
- Libba Bray
My friend loved the Diviners books when she read them, I think in 2018, and so I tried them on audio last summer, and also completely fell in love. I’m really excited for the final Diviners book to come out next month, and definitely can’t wait to discover more of Libba Bray’s books.
2. Mackenzi Lee
I really loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue when I read it in 2019, though the author has exhibited some questionable behaviour since then, with regards to a trans character in an upcoming book of hers. Thankfully that book has been pulled, but I will still be keeping a wary eye on future behaviour of hers to decide if she is someone I want to support.
3. Alexandra Christo
I read both of Alexandra’s books last year, and absolutely loved them, she is definitely a talent that I’m looking forward to following in the future, and I can’t wait for the second Into The Crooked Place book to be released, hopefully this year!
4. Gita Trelease
Gita Trelease’s debut, Enchantee, was one of my favourite books of last year, and I can’t wait to see what happens next in the sequel Liberte! She definitely seems like she is going to be a strong new voice in YA historical fantasy, and I know I’m going to want to read whatever she puts out once the Enchantee duology is completed this year.
5. Keri Maniscalco
I really enjoyed Stalking Jack The Ripper last year, and luckily for me, Keri has three more books in that series for me to devour, which I will definitely be doing at the earliest possible opportunity. She also has a new book coming out this year, Kingdom of The Wicked, which sounds amazing, set in 19th century Italy and is all about a witch investigating the murder of her sister.
6. Sabaa Tahir
Her debut novel, An Ember In The Ashes, kind of disappointed me last year, but my friend has assured me that the later books in the series get better, so I’m hoping that’s true, as I definitely thought the concept was good, the execution was just lacking and I’m sure she has developed as a writer over the last few years.
New Authors I’m Looking Forward To Discovering In 2020
7. Adalyn Grace
I’m really looking forward to reading Adalyn’s debut novel, All The Stars and Teeth, I love pirates, and I really enjoyed Alexandra Christo’s dark take on sirens in To Kill a Kingdom, so I’m hoping Grace’s mermaids will be like that! Definitely one I’ll be looking out for on Audible.
8. Janella Angeles
I’ve been so excited for Angeles debut novel ever since it was announced. It honestly sounds like a book that was MADE for me, it’s Moulin Rouge meets Phantom of The Opera and all about showgirls and circuses and magic, and I CANNOT WAIT. June definitely can’t come quickly enough.
9. Christine Lynn Herman
I bought The Devouring Gray last year, but me being me, I of course, didn’t get around to reading it! I’m definitely hoping to rectify that this year, as it sounds like a wonderfully spooky read, and hopefully I can read it in time for Deck of Omens coming out!
10. Rebecca Schaeffer
I’ve had Not Even Bones staring at me from my shelf for well over a year now, and I really don’t know what I’m waiting for, it sounds AMAZING and we all know that I love dark books that focus on villains, so I’m pretty sure I’ll love this one.
So there we go, some new authors I discovered in 2019, and some that I hope I will get the chance to read this year! Have you read any of these authors books? Did you enjoy them? Whose books are you hoping to discover for the first time in 2020? Let me know in the comments!
I will be back next week with another TTT, this time talking about the Ten Most Recent Additions To My Bookshelf (though recent being a relative term as I will have had to schedule all these posts in advance).