Top 10 Tuesdays: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2018

When I looked back at the books that I read through 2018, I was a bit surprised to realize just how many of them were by authors that I had read before. I think a big part of that was my commitment to finishing off series that I had in progress, with a list of 12 series that I wanted to complete. Just over half on the books that I read were by new-to-me authors, which seems like a surprisingly low percentage overall. I actually don’t think I’ve ever counted how many new-to-me authors I discovered through previous years challenges, so it might be interesting to go back and take a look. Luckily for me, I enjoyed the vast majority of the books that I read last year, so it wasn’t too hard to choose ten new authors that I was most excited to discover, and many of those have already made it into my plans for 2019. I’m counting an author as new-to-me if I had never read anything by them before, even if I had heard their names, and I’m generally counting them as one of the best of the year if it’s someone I’m interested in reading more from soon.

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.

There were many great new authors that I discovered last year, but I think these ten would have to be my favourites (in no particular order), and with the book I read by each one listed beside them:

  1. Taylor Jenkins Reid (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo)
  2. Fredrik Backman (Beartown)
  3. Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows)
  4. Gail Honeyman (Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine)
  5. Clare Mackintosh (I Let You Go)
  6. Christina Lauren (Autoboyography)
  7. Akemi Dawn Bowman (Starfish)
  8. Corrie Wang (The Takedown)
  9. Connie Willis (Crosstalk)
  10. Nicola Moriarty (Those Other Women)

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