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New to Me Authors I Read In 2020 | #TopTenTuesday

I read over 150 books this year so it would stand to reason there are a few authors in there who I have never read before or maybe even hadn’t heard of before this reading year. Which is true. I pick up a lot of different books from different authors. I just like the change in works and worlds and writing.

So I can for sure make a list for today’s top ten tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). I actually focused on authors I hadn’t read before this year and who I read a few books from.

Rebecca Crunden
Books Read: A Touch of Death | A History of Madness
Earlier this year Rebecca contacted me to see if I would like to review A Touch of Death. I did, I read and I reviewed. I quite enjoyed this dystopian and its sequel.

P. Djeli Clark
Books Read: The Haunting of Tram Car 015 | A Dead Djinn in Cairo
The Haunting of Tram Car -15 was a free tor ebook in October and I read it pretty quickly after downloading. After that I went to buy the first novella in the series because I had to read more about this world.

Rhiannon Williams
Books Read: The Narroway Hunt Trilogy
I heard someone talking about the Dutch translation which made me pick up the first book from the library. Before that I had never heard from them. After reading that first one I just went out to buy the second and later bought the third when it was released in Dutch.

A.J. Hackwith
Books Read: The Library of the Unwritten | The Archive of the Forgotten
Early in the year I read my copy of The Library and fell in love right away. The Archive became my most anticipated release for 2020 right away.

Genevieve Cogman
Books Read: The Invisible Library | The Masked City | The Burning Page
I had meant to read this one for a while but never got around to it. But over the Summer I just ordered and jumped right in. It is just a very fun and easy read about librarians. Fighting ones at that.

Patricia Briggs
Books Read: Moon Called | Blood Bound | Iron Kissed | Bone Crossed
Of course I knew about Patricia Briggs but I just had never picked up any of her books. I finally read Moon Called and fell in love with our MC and the whole story.

Elizabeth Lim
Books Read: The Blood of Stars duology
I had Spin the Dawn on the shelves and with the release of the second one coming I finally picked up the book only to buy the sequel right after because I had to know what would happen.

Elizabeth Acevedo
Books Read: The Poet X | Clap When You Land
I am not much of a contemporary reader but Acevedo has convinced me I need to be reading all of hers.

Katherine Addison
Books Read: The Goblin Emperor | The Angel of the Crows
For Wyrd and Wonder we read The Goblin Emperor, a book I had been meaning to read forever. I loved it so I picked up the authors newest book. Not quite my cup but the sequel to the goblin emperor I’ll be picking up for sure!

Josie Jaffrey
Books Read: May Day | The Wolf and the Water
At the start of the year 2020 I started following Josie’s newsletter, but it wasn’t until much later that I finally read one of her books. Vampires for the win.

21 thoughts on “New to Me Authors I Read In 2020 | #TopTenTuesday

  1. I can’t believe I forgot to put P. Djèlí Clark on my list! I’m so excited for A Master of Djinn. I need to try Elizabeth Acevedo’s work this year and I really want to give the Mercy Thompson series and The Invisible Library series a try. I’m glad you enjoyed them both!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE Elizabeth Acevedo! I haven’t read any of the others on the list—will be checking them out.

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  3. Ooh, how did I forget Jossie Jaffrey?! She was new to me in 2020 and I really enjoyed her book as well 😍 Elizabeth Lim made it onto my list today though and I can’t wait to try Patricia Briggs and A.J. Hackwith this year. Great list, Annemieke! 😊

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  4. I haven’t read these authors yet, but I have heard fantastic things about several of them. It’s great they made your list today. I can’t wait to read Clap When You Land myself.

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  5. I read P. Djeli Clark the first time last year (ish?) too, but it was Ring Shout. I still haven’t read the Cairo books, but I’m definitely going to pick them up before the novel drops this year! I really want to get around to reading Genevieve Cogman this year. We’ve finally got the entire series at our library, and I keep eyeing it and thinking I should go ahead and get started on it. xD Soon, hopefully!

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