Hello, lovelies! And happy Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
So, last year I actually read a lot of books from authors I’d never read before, so this will be more of a list of my favorite new-to-me authors from 2018.
Let’s get started!
1. Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale was my final read of 2018 and it was incredible. Katherine Arden has an amazing voice and a way with words that leaves me breathless.
2. Nadine Brandes
I love Nadine Brandes! She’s brilliant, Fawkes was brilliant, and I hope she does a whole line of amazing historical fantasies.
3. Jay Kristoff
Not only is this man a genius, but he has a really great social media presence. Honestly, his instagram stories are the best.
4. Amie Kaufman
Illuminae was one of the first science fiction stories I’ve ever read and it’s stunning and amazing. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff are a formidable team.
5. Laini Taylor
I wish I’d discovered Laini Taylor’s work sooner, and definitely want to read her other series. Strange the Dreamer was beautiful, and I can’t wait to finally get to Muse of Nightmares.
6. Adrienne Young
Love love love! Sky in the Deep is one of my absolute favorite books now, and I so wish she would write a sequel.
7. Ashley Poston
I might have a little crush on Ashley Poston 🤣 Heart of Iron is one of my favorite books ever, and I’ve loved everything else of hers I’ve read, plus she’s a giant nerd and I love it!
8. Becky Albertalli
I am so grateful to have discovered Becky’s work. While I was a bit disappointed in the ending of Leah on the Offbeat, I adored The Upside of Unrequited and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
9. Susan Cunningham
Everyone needs to go read Crow Flight right now. Seriously. Susan is so sweet and this book is amazing.
10. Kerri Maniscalco
Another immediate favorite. Stalking Jack the Ripper was brilliant.
Last year was a truly great reading year, and I’m very much looking forward to discovering even more talented authors in 2019.
Who were some of your favorite new-to-you authors of 2018? Were any of them on this list?
As always, thanks for reading and see you all next Tuesday! ❤️