Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021.

Elizabeth May
Seven Devils

Laura Lam
Seven Devils

Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the End of Time
Aru Shah and the Song of Death
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes
The Gilded Wolves

S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass

Micaiah Johnson
The Space Between Worlds

Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study

Adalyn Grace
All the Stars and Teeth

Alix E. Harrow
A Spindle Splintered

What new authors did you discover in 2021?

Blogmas Day Eighteen: New to Me Authors 2021

Hello, bookworms! The last few years we’ve shared authors that we’ve read for the first time in that year and we’ve really enjoyed that. It’s fun to look back and see which authors we loved that were brand new to us this past year. So, this year we will be doing it again. Some of these are debut novels, but we’re going to be making a whole different post for 2021 debut authors, so if there are debut novels on here, they’re backlist titles.

Amanda’s New Authors

Sarah Gailey
Upright Women Wanted
When We Were Magic

Dahlia Adler
Cool for the Summer

Andrea Stewart
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Emperor

Hanna Alkaf
The Girl and the Ghost

Tessa Bailey
Fix Her Up
Love Her or Lose Her
Tools of Engagement

Holly Jackson
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Good Girl, Bad Blood

Akemi Dawn Bowman
The Infinity Courts
Summer Bird Blue

A.K. Larkwood
The Unspoken Name
The Thousand Eyes

Fonda Lee
Jade City
Jade War
Jade Legacy

Emily Lloyd-Jones
The Bone Houses

Simone St. James
The Sun Down Motel
The Broken Girls

Hafsah Faizal
We Hunt the Flame
We Free the Stars

Kameron Hurley
The Light Brigade

Tess Sharpe
Far From You
The Girls I’ve Been

Sarah Hogle
You Deserve Each Other
Twice Shy

Antonia’s New Authors

Elizabeth May
Seven Devils

Laura Lam
Seven Devils

Roshani Chokshi
Aru Shah and the End of Time
Aru Shah and the Song of Death
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes
The Gilded Wolves

S.A. Chakraborty
The City of Brass

Micaiah Johnson
The Space Between Worlds

Maria V. Snyder
Poison Study

Adalyn Grace
All the Stars and Teeth

These are the authors that we read for the first time in 2021 and loved. These are all authors that we will absolutely be reading more books from in the future.

Who’s books did you read for the first time this year?

Amanda’s Hit or Miss Authors

Hello, lovelies! I’ve recently shared authors I love that I will always buy their books. I’ve also shared authors who are new but think have the potential to become an ‘auto-buy author’ of mine. So, I thought I would talk about a few authors that are hit or miss for me. I think it’s interesting how I can love one book by an author and feel differently about their other stories.

Ruth Ware
I really enjoyed The Lying Game, and I thought Turn of the Key was a wild ride, but I haven’t really liked what I’ve read of Ware’s backlist. I’m not sure I’m going to make Ware’s future books a priority.

Mindy McGinnis
This really surprised me when I read more than one book by McGinnis that I didn’t like. I think I will still make an effort to read McGinnis’ books because I really loved The Initial Insult, The Female of the Species, and Heroine.

Tahereh Mafi
I love Mafi’s contemporary books and her middle grade series, but I’m not a part of the Shatter Me series fan club. I’m excited to read more of her books in the future.

Courtney Summers
Sadie was a smash hit for many people I think. I was one of those people for sure. But I haven’t really loved any of her books since that one. I didn’t really like This is Not a Test but I did enjoy The Project. I will probably read more of her books when they come out.

Katrina Leno
This author is on the list solely for Horrid. I absolutely hated the ending. I am worried that she will have a similar ending again in the future. But I did really love Summer of Salt.

So, these are five authors that are hit or miss for me. I tend to wait and read some reviews before I read their new releases. I’ll borrow them from the library instead of buying. What are some hit or miss authors for you?

Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Frequently Read Authors

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is about the authors I have the most books by.

Nora Roberts

Mercedes Lackey

Julia Quinn

Rick Riordan

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Julie Kagawa

Sarah J. Maas

Alex Flinn

Cinda Williams Chima

Richelle Mead

This week’s topic was so hard! There’s so many to choose from. Who are some of your most read authors?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Authors on Social Media

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is the top ten authors with a fun social media presence.

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I have to start with Brigid Kemmerer. She’s the queen of Instagram stories and I love following her.

Christine Lynn Herman is an author I follow on Twitter and I adore all of her writing updates. I always love what she shares.

Similarly, Amanda Foody’s Tweets are usually ones I enjoy.

Jeff Zentner tweets writing stuff but also life stuff and I just genuinely enjoy him as a human being.

I may only understand half his jokes, but Ben Philippe shares some quality tweets.

Rin Chupeco’s tweets are ones I always look forward to. She tweets relatable things for me as a mother but also does fun stuff like horrifying Halloween stories that actually gave me nightmares.

Something I like about authors on social media is when they keep it real about writing. V.E. Schwab succeeds at this. She doesn’t hide the hard parts of being a writer and I appreciate that.

Another mother that tweets about her kids and just really makes me laugh is Kathleen Glasgow. I love her books and I love her Twitter.

Staying with the topic of kids, Scott Reintgen is an author whose book I read for the first time toward the end of 2019, though I’ve followed him for a while.

My final author for this post is Sara Raasch and it’s 10000% for all the cute doggos that she shares.

What authors do you love to follow? Who didn’t I mention that I should make sure to follow? Let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.