Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at Jana's blog That Artsy Reader Girl
I LOVE keeping my Reading Spreadsheet--it makes these type of Top Ten Tuesday posts easier for me to figure out because I can quickly go down the list of books I read or I can filter it by new-to-me authors. These are the new to me authors from 2020, with the specific books I read in 2020 by them. I have divided these authors into three groups: 2020 Debut Authors, Authors I Read One Book, and Authors I Read More Than One Book From in 2020.
2020 Debut Authors:
These authors had debuts in 2020. I sadly did not read as many as I should have, but I honestly did not focus on them as much as I probably should have when planning my by reading lists.
Holly Jackson: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
Emma Lord: Tweet Cute
Kiley Reid: Such a Fun Age
Kate Stayman-London: One to Watch
Authors I Read One Book:
These authors have more than one book, but this is the first book I have read by them. Four I definitely plan on reading more of in 2021--at least that is the plan at this point! If you are curious, three of these authors have already made other Top Ten Tuesday lists this year.
Jennifer Robson: The Gown
N.K. Jemison: The Fifth Season
Ted Chiang: The Stories of Your Life and Others
Kate Quinn: The Alice Network
Ruth Ware: One By One
Rachel Caine: Stillhouse Lake
Authors I Read More Than One Book:
The cover shown is the first book I read by the author in 2020, but I mention all the books I read in 2020 by them below the covers.
Jessica Townsend: Nevermoor: The Trial of Morrigan Crowe and Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crowe
Katherine Howe: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The Daughters of Temperance Hobb
Libba Bray: The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, Before of the Devil Breaks You, and The King of Crows
I have to find time to listen to Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crowe with at least my husband this year--we enjoyed listening to the first two together when we could leave our state. Hopefully we will be able to go on a longer road trip in 2021. I plan to read another book by Libba Bray this year too. I am waiting (not so) patiently for Katherine Howe to release the next book in the series I have been reading from her, but with the baby and such, I would think it is several years out. Perhaps I will try a different book, but I am less certain on that.
I know it is more than ten but I could not justify leaving any of these authors off--they are all standouts in my mind when I think of new to me authors, especially as I was scrolling through my spreadsheet to confirm what I was thinking. What about you--did you have an abundance of new authors in 2020 or did you struggle filling out your list? Who was your favorite new to you author? Which author are you looking forward to trying this year? I look forward to reading your comments below!