Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

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 GarberLobizona 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!

34 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

  1. I first read Talia Hibbert in 2020, too, and I’m so excited to read more from her! Jade City is one I MUST cross off my TBR this year–I’ve literally only heard amazing things about it–and I’d really like to read Let’s Talk About Love, too, because I don’t see enough ace rep in books. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much!

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  2. I hate myself for always forgetting to special order Let’s Talk About Love from my local bookstore because they never had it when it was released. I should get to it!! I’ve also heard nothing but amazing things about Talia Hibbert’s series!! It’s one of those adult romances I’ve been meaning to get to!

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