Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020.” If I let myself, I could fill this list with ten debut authors, but instead I wanted to talk about authors who didn’t debut in 2020 but whom I was introduced to last year. Covers are linked to Goodreads.
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1. Claire Kann – I read two books by Claire Kann this year. Let’s Talk About Love and If It Makes You Happy features two of my all-time favorite protagonists. I keep saying this but I would fight anyone on behalf of these characters. They are literally too precious for this world.
2. Talia Hibbert – I don’t read a lot of romance, but it was a genre I wanted to check out last year. One of the authors I read was Talia Hibbert. I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown both of which filled me with so much joy.
3. Fonda Lee – I waited far too long to read Jade City, but it simply blew me away. I would have picked up the second book, but I confess I am far too attached to the characters and am therefore very afraid.
4. R.F. Kuang – This year I read the entire The Poppy War trilogy. It wrecked me. I can’t even think of the last time I have been so undone by a series.
5. Candice Montgomery – By Any Means Necessary ended up being one of my favorites of 2020. It was definitely my favorite YA book I picked in 2020. I haven’t gotten a chance to pick up Montgomery’s debut novel but it is high on the TBR thanks to this one.
6. Stephen Graham Jones – The Only Good Indians was one of the most intense and bloody books I’ve ever read and I cannot wait to read more of his novels.
7. Yamile Saied Méndez – I absolutely adored how fierce and uncompromising the protagonist, Camila, is in this one. Would definitely like to see more girls in sports in YA books as a result.
8. Romina Garber – Lobizona was so fun and had such vivid world building. I didn’t know I was in need of a werewolf & witches series until I picked this one up.
9 & 10. Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone – This Is How You Lose the Time War was one of the most romantic books I picked up 2020. Like, I swoon just thinking about it.
Are you a fan of any of these authors? Were you introduced to any of them in 2020? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!