Hey guys, it’s Tuesday again so it means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This weeks prompt is New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020.
In 2020 I read 75 new-to-me authors, so it was quite hard to narrow it down to just 10 but I did manage it.
Chloe Gong was a new-to-me author in 2020 because she was a debut author. I loved her debut book These Violent Delights. It is a Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, and it is just perfect. As you can probably guess it is an enemies-to-lovers romance, which is one of my favourite romance tropes. Chloe Gong has a fantastic writing style, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store with the sequel.
Talia Hibbert is an author that I discovered purely by accident, and have fallen in love with her writing. I am not a massive fan of contemporary romance books, but I loved reading Get a Life, Chloe Brown. It had amazing chronic illness representation, so I will definitely be checking out the sequels soon.
Brandon Sanderson is an author that I know many people have read from before, but he was new to me in 2020. I had big plans to read more of his books, but I sadly only managed to read Skyward, but I loved it. I can’t wait to read more of his works in 2021.
Sarah J. Maas
Sarah J. Maas is another author that I probably should have read from before 2020, but sadly I hadn’t. I started off by reading her ACOTAR series and have also read House of Earth and Blood, and have fallen in love with the plot and characters. I can’t wait to read her new releases within 2021 and the Throne of Glass series.
Samantha Shannon was not an author that I had heard about before, but in 2020 I discovered her and fell in love with her stories. The Bone Season is fast becoming one of my favourite series. I love her writing style and the way that she presents the story on a page. I can’t wait to see what is in store in The Mask Falling later in January.
Kester Grant is another debut author that I found within 2020. Her book, The Court of Miracles, is a Les Misérables retelling, with Eponine as the main character. I loved her world building and her interpretation of the story, especially has she cut out the character I hate. I can’t wait to see what the sequel comes up with next, and what she has in store for the future.
Michelle Harrison wasn’t an author that I was aware of, but she was the Middle Grade Monthly author for March, so I had to pick up her books. And I fell in love with her story and how whimsy it is. I love the relationship between the three sisters and it is a series that I can’t wait to read the conclusion of.
I knew about Serpent and Dove in 2019, but I didn’t manage to get around to it until 2020. I loved the romance within it and Shelby Mahurin’s writing style. Her characters were some of my favourites of 2020, and I can’t wait to read the sequel Blood and Honey.
Roseanne A. Brown
Roseanne A. Brown was another debut author that I discovered in 2020, and I am so glad that I did. I loved A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, and she has a great writing style. I also loved that she also wrote a character that suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. This was the first book that I have read with this in it. I can’t to see how this duology is going to end in 2021.
I fell in love with Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series in 2020, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the final book in this series. The world building within this series is incredible and you genuinely feel as if you are transported to the setting. I can’t wait to see what she writes next after this series.
There you have it, ten new-to-me authors that I discovered in 2020.