Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 New-to-Me Authors in 2018
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Top 10 New-to-Me Authors in 2018. I read a lot of great new authors last year, especially because I was taking part in a challenge to read more debut authors. In addition to debut authors, who are of course new to everyone, however, I also tried to make a point to read a lot of authors who have been around for a while but I just hadn’t gotten to yet. I read way more than ten of those as well, but below is a list of my favorites and what books of theirs I read. If you’re fans of these authors, I’d love recs on which of their books I should try next!
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Top 10 New-to-Me Authors in 2018
(in no particular order)
1. RUTH WARE
2. CHRISTINA LAUREN
3. KRISTAN HIGGINS
4. DIANE CHAMBERLAIN
5. COURTNEY SUMMERS
6. FREDRIK BACKMAN
7. JENN BENNETT
8. HOLLY BLACK
9. GAYLE FORMAN
10. BRIGID KEMMERER
BONUS: LISA JEWELL
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Courtney Summers and Sadie have stayed with my long after reading that book. Hands down one of the most impressive things I read last year, but the only reason I didn’t include it for this TTT is because I feel like I have been talking about it for ages and ages lol
Lol, that’s a good reason!
You and I have one author that is the same. I’ve read Ove, but the others I’ve yet to discover.
I’ve picked up a couple more of Backman’s books and hope that I’ll enjoy them as much as I liked Ove.
I need to read Jenn Bennett this year – I have Starry Eyes sitting on my shelf! I read one Diana Chamberlain book a few years ago, but that was it, I need to read The Dream Daughter!
I can’t wait to read more of Jenn Bennett’s books. I have Alex, Approximately on my kindle and just need to make the time to read it.
I really liked A Man Called Ove. I’m glad you felt the same way.
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I’m looking forward to reading more of Backman’s books this year.
There are a few authors I’d love to check out on your list, particularly Courtney Summers and Fredrik Backman. Maybe I can find time in 2019?!😁
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I hope you enjoy them both if you get a chance to try any of their books!
I haven’t read any of these authors, but I’m going to be reading a Brigid Kemmerer book next, my first one and I’m excited because I’ve heard so much good stuff about it.
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Christian Lauren was new to me last year as well. I read Autoboyography in February and Love and Other Words in April and I fell in love with both of them. I’m excited to read more from them this year.
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I really want to read both of those, especially Autoboyography, which I’ve seen so many great reviews about.
I really need to read some of these like Christina Lauren (I have a few that look good on my list) and In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. ALSO- Watching You. Sounds great. I still need to read Sadie, but I loved This Is Not a Test by Summers.
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I really want to read This is Not a Test. I’ve heard good things about it.
Wow! Half of these are authors I’ve read. Glad you discovered Higgins, Backman & Lauren! They never let me down.
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I can’t wait to read more of Christina Lauren’s books. So many of them sound wonderful.
Ruth Ware is an author I’ve been really wanting to finally check out! Holly Black was also a new one for me last year. I need to check out some of the authors here. Great list!
Thanks! I’m looking forward to reading more of Holly Black’s books.
I’m seeing a lot of Holly Black on these lists, which is really cool! I discovered Courtney Summers this past year as well. Great author.
Yes, I look forward to trying more of Summers’ books Sadie made such an impact on me.
Fredrik Backman is actually my first 2019 new-to-me author. I read Britt-Marie Was Here. Holly Black was on my 2018 list!
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Britt-Marie Was Here is on my list of books to read this year too! 🙂
I really liked Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell (I also read I Found You and The Girls in the Garden, which were good but not OMG You have to read them good lol) And she wasn’t listed, but I saw you had a book cover by Diane Chamberlain in the cover photo and have to recommend The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes. Excellent book.
Thanks for the rec. I definitely want to read more of Chamberlain so I’ll have to see if the library has a copy of that book.
Foreman is a go-to for me. I have read all but one of her books (Sisters in Sanity), which I plan to read soonish. Love Kemmerer, CLo, Jenn Bennett, and I hope to read more Backman, because my experience was really great with him.
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I enjoyed my first Backman book too. I have Beartown and Britt Marie was Here sitting on my shelf and hope to get to them both this year.
A really great list – I haven’t yet had the pleasure of any of these books, but Lisa Jewell is a name that keeps popping up in a good way:)
I’ve seen several excellent reviews for some of her other thrillers so I’m looking forward to diving into more of them.
I think I read Lisa Jewell’s I Found You a long time back and absolutely loved it! Last year I discovered Helen Field’s D.I. Callanach’s crime series. Only a few chapters in and I was on Amazon Kindle buying the rest of the series haha
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That sounds like a series I need to check out!
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I’m always thrilled to see another reader discovering a Jenn Bennett title, she’s one of my automatic purchase authors. I think Alex Approximately is still my favourite of her work so far so if you get a chance to read that one, I’d love to see your thoughts! ♡
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I have Alex, Approximately on my kindle so I’m pretty sure that will be my next read from her. I’m glad to hear that’s a favorite of yours. 🙂
I wanted to read The Death of Mrs. Westway last year. Hopefully I’ll get to it now. Did you enjoy The Cruel Prince?
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Oh yes, I loved The Cruel Prince and can’t wait to read The Wicked King.
a few of these books are on my TBR so looking forward to fall in love with those authors too like the Cruel Prince, Sadie and In a Dark Dark Wood and Starry Eyes 🙂
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I look forward to hearing what you think of all of those books. 🙂