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I read A LOT of new authors in 2018. I was trying to read more diversely, AND I read a lot of debut novels. I read FAR more new authors than old authors. I get the feeling this topic is supposed to be authors who already have a body of work that I’m just getting introduced to, though, so I’ll try to go with that.
I didn’t actually write up a review, but I did read N. K. Jemisin‘s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms this year – and it was amazing epic fantasy. I just checked out her newest, How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? from the library, and I’m eager to get to it. I’d read more of her stuff, but I’ve been avoiding epic fantasy lately. I just don’t feel like I have the time to devote to it!
Rosamund Hodge became a favorite author of mine this year. I started the year with Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, and went on to read Crimson Bound and Cruel Beauty. I recently checked out Endless Water, Starless Sky, the sequel to Bright Smoke. I’ve also gone through her list of short stories on her webpage. She’s amazing.
I discovered Madeline Miller through the Book of the Month club – Circe was the first book of hers I read, and though I bought Song of Achilles on my Kindle, I have yet to read it. I should really do that.
Again in books I didn’t actually review, I read my first Ursula Vernon this year, after meeting her at Anthrocon over the summer. I bought three of her books there, and they’re all excellent!
Jenny Han got so much publicity with Netflix’s adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before that I finally read the book (and its sequel) and those are also excellent. Need to get my hands on the third!
I read Mary Roach‘s Bonk and loved it, and she apparently has a few other nonfiction microhistories. Her voice is fantastic, so I might need to pick those up at some point.
I don’t know that I’ll read any more of his stuff, but John Scalzi‘s Redshirts was pretty hilarious.
Oh, this might be a shock, but the first (and only, currently) Sarah J. Maas book I’ve read was her contribution to the DC Icons series, Catwoman: Soulstealer. It was really good, but I’m still not sure I want to spend the time to read her series.
Anna-Marie McLemore was also new to me this year; I checked out The Weight of Feathers but didn’t get around to reading it for a while. I finally read it in December, and the lyrical beauty of her writing blew me away. Blanca y Roja is now sitting on my shelf to be read!
My last new-to-me author is Katherine Locke, the author of The Girl with the Red Balloon and The Spy with the Red Balloon. I really enjoy her Twitter account as well as her books!
I love Anna-Marie McLemore! Her books are so beautiful and magical. And John Scalzi is a lot of fun. I still need to read Redshirts, though😁
I also read N.K. Jemisin for the first time last year!
This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.
I haven’t read Catwoman yet, but I’ve read her other books! I want to read Circe & Rosamund Hodges books this year.
It seems like everyone but me has read her Throne of Glass series! I’m sure they’re good, but I just have so much I want to read already!
Totally understandable. They’re an investment for sure.
Nice list! A couple of these were new to me last year as well. 🙂
I also discovered Madeline Miller through BOTM.
Looks like you have found many new authors last year that I’d like to check out.
Happy reading to you in 2019!! I hope you find more new to you authors this year.
Here’s a link to my TTT post this week: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2019/01/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i.html