Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’ve been kind of in a rut lately. But I have been reading a lot this month, so at the end of this week you can probably expect my wrap up! I’m hoping to finish ten books this month.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all past and future prompts on her blog! This week the prompt is: new to me authors I read in 2020!favorite books
I actually read quite a few books by authors I had either never heard of before, or hadn’t had the time to read a book by yet. I have decided to leave out books by authors who debuted in 2020. Because obviously they were new for all of us. But even without those books, I can still make it to ten new to me authors, yay!
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The Gilded Wolves
Starting off this list with Roshani Chokshi. I believe she has quite a few books out in the world, but The Gilded Wolves was the first one I read by her. Then I was lucky enough to obtain an e-ARC for The Silvered Serpents, and that book blew me away! I’m so excited for The Bronzed Beasts, and I secretly hope NetGalley will have an ARC of that one too this year.
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Not sure how much more I can say about this book what I haven’t said already. I really loved it, and opened my eyes to more character-driven stories. I have yet to read the sequel, though. It’s on the list for this year! But it’s also almost been a whole year since I read TLWTASAP… (okay that’s a long acronym) I really need to get better at reading sequels!
I know, I know. I had not read a single book by Gaiman before last Summer. But I figured Coraline would be a good place to start! I’ve seen the animated movie a couple of times, and it’s creepy as heck. Though to be honest, I thought the book was a little less creepy. I want to read more books by Gaiman though, so which book do you think I should book up next?
The Eyre Affair
This book was so much fun to read! It had tons of little jokes and quips. Some I had to read three times because my brain is slow. I loved the originality of it. It takes place in England, but it’s so entirely different from the England we know. Yet again I still need to pick up the sequel. But I already have it on my e-reader, so nothing is stopping me, really.
So I know Renée Ahdieh has many more books out that came before this one, but for some reason I never picked those up. I picked up this one kind of impulsively when I was at Barnes & Noble one day. I liked it, but it wasn’t spectacular, to be honest. Its sequel, The Damned, was a lot better though, so I’m glad I did decide to continue the series! The third book, The Righteous (I like that title), will be published this year I think? Big question mark there, because I have no clue.
Robert Jackson Bennett
Bennett is probably my favorite of this list. The Story Graph recommended Foundryside to me, and I seriously loved that book so much. And I loved its sequel, Shorefall, as well! I really hope to get some news soon on the third book, because uhh… cliffhanger much?! I neeeeed to know how it continues. In case you didn’t notice, I really recommend this book to anyone that reads my blog.
Emily A. Duncan
Okay, this book is still relatively new. April 2019 wasn’t that long ago right? I mean, that’s almost two years, but it doesn’t feel like that long ago. Anyway, I really liked this book. Though to be honest I didn’t always follow what was going on. But I like the characters, and I’m eager to read the sequel! Hopefully sometime this year…
Jennifer L. Armentrout
From Blood & Ash
Can you believe I had not yet read a single book by Jennifer L. Armentrout before this one? She has published so many, and it’s not like I didn’t know she and her books exist. But yeah, that’s what happened. I do believe I should pick up more of her books, because I seriously enjoyed this one. April and The Crown of Gilded Bones cannot come soon enough!
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
This is the only middle grade author on this list, but if you like MG you need to read this book! I read it in one sitting and loved it so much. Nothing is too absurd in this world, and it makes for such a fun read. All books in this series are insanely high rated as well. I’m going to continue this series very soon, I think!
Heart of the Fae
I think this was the last book I read in 2020. It’s a beauty and the beast retelling with a ton of Irish folklore mixed in. I love books that include folklore, so I knew I was going to like this one! Every book in the Otherworld series revolves around a different fairy tale, so I thought this book was a standalone. But it’s actually spread over two books! So I shall read part two soon!