Antonia’s Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To.

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 Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To (Submitted by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse).

Ursula K. Le Guin

Robert Jordan

Rebecca Roanhorse

Kwame Mbalia

Akemi Dawn Bowman

Graci Kim

Sarwat Chadda

Lori M. Lee

J. C. Cervantes

Anna James

What authors would you like to read for the first time?

Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Authors I Want to Read for the First Time

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 ten authors that I haven’t read but would like to.

Jenn Lyons
I have the first four books in the Chorus of Dragons series and I really want to read them this year.

Emily Tesh
I have Silver in the Wood as an ebook. I am eager to read it and I’m also very much looking forward to her 2023 novel, Some Desperate Glory.

Alexandria Bellefleur
I’ve heard great things about her Written in the Stars series. I’ve been on the lookout for new romance. So, I have added this author to my collection.

C.J. Tudor
On a trip to Barnes & Nobel, I found The Burning Girls. I almost bought it but added it to my library TBR instead. I’ve since seen some good reviews for Tudor’s other books as well and I’d like to try the audiobooks sometime soon.

Martha Wells
I want to read the Murderbot Diaries so badly.

Octavia E. Butler
I bought Parable of the Sower last year. It’s definitely higher up on my TBR list.

Robin Hobb
I don’t know that I’ll actually read Hobb any time soon, but I do want to eventually try some of her fantasy stories.

Mariana Zapata
Target compelled me to buy some books from them and I found From Lukov with Love while browsing. I’ve seen great reviews for Zapata’s books.

Nina Varela
I want to read Crier’s War and its sequel. I have the ebook and I’m pretty sure my library has the sequel.

Ann Leckie
I really want to take some time to read some older science fiction like Ancillary Justice.

What authors made your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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?

Amanda’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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is ten new to me authors I read in 2021. We did a post for this topic for Blogmas which you can find here, so I’m going to share 10 new to me authors I read in 2021 that I won’t be reading again.

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
I just didn’t love this. I don’t plan to continue the series.

Axiom’s End by Lindsey Ellis
This had the potential to be right up my alley. But the second book was worse than the first and I don’t see myself reading more of Ellis’ books in the future.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
I didn’t love how the story played out. This was a book club pick, so I have other mystery/thriller authors that I’ll continue to seek out instead in the future.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I genuinely didn’t like this book.

The Graces by Laure Eve
I couldn’t put this series down, but in a ‘staring at a car accident’ as you pass by kind of way.

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
Another book club pick that I didn’t love. The parents were all horrible.

Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah
One last book club choice that I didn’t care for. I wanted this to actually be about aliens, but it wasn’t.

So, I’ll never say never, but these are the authors I read for the first time in 2021 that I don’t forsee myself seeking out again in the future. What authors did you have on your list this week?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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 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. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is authors that I read for the first time in 2020. (We did this for blogmas here.)

Pierce Brown

Seanan McGuire

Alisha Rai

Talia Hibbert

Katy Rose Pool

Tehlor Kay Mejia

Somaiya Daud

N.K. Jemisin

Leah Johnson

Bethany C. Morrow

These are all authors that I read for the first time in 2020. What authors were new to you last year?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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 Read in 2020 (If you didn’t read 10 new authors, that’s fine! Just do what you can.)

Rin Chupeco

Jen Deluca

Kristen Ciccarelli

Amal El Mohtar

Max Gladstone

I only read five new authors last year but I’m making it a priority to branch out more this year. What authors did you discover in 2020?

Blogmas Day Seven: New to Me Authors

Hi, bookworms! After going back through last years blogmas posts, we got a few ideas that we wanted to repeat. Today’s post is one of those. We’re going to talk about ‘new to us’ authors, meaning that these are all authors we read for the first time in 2020. Here’s Amanda’s list from last year.

Authors New to Amanda

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum
There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

Authors New to Antonia

Well Met by Jen Deluca
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

These are the authors that we read for the first time in 2020. What authors are new to you this year?

Blogmas Day Nine – New To Me Authors

Another day, another bookish list. Today’s list is going to talk about the books we’ve read this year written by authors that are new to us. We’ve read a fair bit of books by authors we’ve never read before. This list is going to include new authors that we liked and plan to read more of their writing.

Amanda’s Authors

Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Illuminae Files

Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Spaiens Agenda

Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Marisha Pessl
Neverworld Wake

Samantha Shannon
The Bone Season 

Hank Green
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Naomi Novik
Uprooted

Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus

Sylvain Neuvel
The Themis Files

Liane Moriarty
Big Little Lies

Rin Chupeco
The Bone Witch

Elise Kova
Air Awakens

Antonia’s Authors

Kendare Blake
Three Dark Crowns

Renee Ahdieh
The Wrath and the Dawn

Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses

Josie Jaffrey
The Gilded King

W. Bruce Cameron
A Dog’s Purpose

Elise Kova
Air Awakens

Charlie N. Holmberg
Paper Magician

Amy Plum
Die For Me

Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone

Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles

K.M. Shea
Beauty and the Beast

What authors did you read for the first time this year?