Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week, she posts an idea relating to books and encourages other book bloggers to respond with their own top ten lists.
This week’s topic is “top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2020.” I picked up quite a few new authors last year, mostly thanks to Bookstagram, and here are 10 of the stand-out ones:
After hearing everyone rave about The Poppy War for the last year, I finally decided to pick it up — and it definitely lived up to my high expectations.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn came onto my radar because the gorgeous FairyLoot edition was all over Instagram, and I’m so glad I gave it a read. It was a beautifully-written fairytale filled with morally grey characters.
Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown were two of my favourite romances that I read in 2020. Talia Hibbert is definitely on my must-read list.
Emma is such a delight to follow on Twitter, so I knew I had to read her debut, Tweet Cute. It was an incredibly sweet and banter-filled read, and her follow-up, You Have a Match, was just as charming.
Red, White & Royal Blue had been recommended to me so many times, but it took me almost a year to finally pick it up. It was a sweet, fluffy read, and I can’t wait to pick up her next release in June!
I received an ARC of Fable and finished it in one sitting. That cliffhanger ending left me wanting more, and I definitely plan to read her other titles while I wait for the sequel.
Emily St. John Mandel
Once they announced that Station Eleven was becoming a TV series starring Mackenzie Davis, I finally picked up the book, even though we were at the start of a pandemic like the one depicted on-page. It was beautifully-written, and I’ve already grabbed a copy of her newest release, The Glass Hotel.
You Deserve Each Other was a very hyped debut and I laughed out loud at so much of the snark/banter. I will definitely read whatever she writes next.
Circe is a book that I found intimidating for so long, since everyone seemed to love it. While it fell flat for me, I enjoyed Madeline Miller’s storytelling enough that I look forward to picking up The Song of Achilles in the near future.
Where Dreams Descend was one of my most anticipated debuts of the year, and I adored it. I’m not-so-patiently waiting for the sequel, which is out this June.
What authors did you discover in 2020?
Oh nooo, Fable ends in a cliffhanger? xD I need to read it, but now I might need to wait until I get my hands on the sequel lol. Have you read Young’s Sky in the Deep? That was the first book of hers I read, and I just loved it!
I really need to read Madeline Miller this year, because I’ve heard wonderful things about her books! They sound like something I’ll really enjoy.
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It was such an unexpected cliffhanger! I’m planning to re-read it once Namesake is out, since I’m worried I’ll forget so many details by then. I’ll definitely add Sky in the Deep to my TBR!
I hope you enjoy Madeline Miller’s books! I know so many people who have them in their top favourites. Happy reading!
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Fable.
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It was such a fun read!
TWEET CUTE was such a fun read! I’m looking forward to YOU HAVE A MATCH, so I’m glad to hear it’s just as charming. I’m glad you discovered Lord and all these other authors in 2020. Here’s to even more fabulous author finds in 2021!
I hope you love You Have a Match, it’s such a sweet book! Happy reading!
I really want to read Fable and I read Emma Lord for the first time last year too!
I hope you love Fable!
I’ve also felt intimidated about Circe and still haven’t read it or even added it to my TBR list, but I’ve heard so many people say it is the best book ever. Glad to hear your response!
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I know so many people who absolutely loved Circe, so I think I’m definitely the outlier there. If you do end up reading it, I hope you enjoy it!