TTT #169 | New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020. I’m someone who loves discovering new authors, so let’s take a look back at last year to see which new authors I read.

Olivia Dade is the author of Spoiler Alert. I loved this book so much and I’m anxiously awaiting the release of the next book in this series.

Scott Reintgen has written quite a few books, but Ashlords was the first book I read by this author. I was pleasantly surprised and this stunning cover does do this book justice. I have Nyxia written by this author on my shelf and definitely need to pick it up soon!

Mindy McGinnis is an author I’ve heard a lot about. Mostly that the topics in these books are hardhitting and that’s definitely the case. I read Be Not Far From Me and Heroine last year anddefinitely want to read more by this author.

Seanan McGuire is an author I see everywhere. The Wayward Children series is a popular one in the bookish community and I’m so glad I decided to give it a go. I was hooked after reading Every Heart a Doorway! It’s amazing what this author can do with less than 200 pages. I’ll be reading the next book in this series, Across the Green Grass Fields, next month.

Holly Jackson definitely got me hooked on thrillers and mysteries. When I picked up A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder I just couldn’t put it down. This happened again with Good Girl, Bad Blood. I’ll definitely be getting the novella Kill Joy when it releases next month.

Julie Murphy seems to mostly be known for Dumplin’ and I really want to read it. I didn’t start with that one though. Last May during my middle grade readathon, I picked up Dear Sweet Pea. I really enjoyed this story and when I picked up Ramona Blue it was the same. I think I’ll be working my way through this author’s books.

Leah Johnson made me so happy with You Should See Me in A Crown. This book was everything I wanted and more. It had hardhitting themes, but also a really sweet romance I didn’t knew I needed. I can’t wait for more by this author.

Rachel Lynn Solomon‘s Today Tonight Tomorrow has been all over the bookish community and I kept hearing amazing things. I finally sat down to listen to the audiobook and was mad I hadn’t read it sooner. I wasn’t aware Rachel Lynn Solomon had more books, so I definitely want to read those as well as her new release The Ex Talk that’s out today.

Brittney Morrison wrote one of my favorite books of 2020! Slay was such an amazing book. It had an unique plot, but also talked about a lot of current subjects in the news. This book made me mad, happy and sad. It was definitely a ride. I wouldn’t mind more stories in this world and I’ll be buying this author’s next book releasing in April, The Cost of Knowing.

Kara McDowell made my Christmas loving heart very happy with One Way or Another. On top of a story that takes place around the holidays and is very heartwarming, the author deals with anxiety and other topics. I loved how this was written.


Some Recent TTT Posts:

TTT #164| Books I Hope Santa Brings
TTT #165 | Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 Part 1
TTT #166| Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 Part 2
TTT #167 | Books I Meant to Read In 2020 Part 1
TTT #168| Books I Meant to Read in 2020 Part 2

So these are 10 new to me authors in 2020. I will definitely be keeping an eye out on all of them to see what thet write next! What authors did you discover last year? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave your TTT link!

13 thoughts on “TTT #169 | New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

  1. There are so many authors here I’d like to try! I remember really enjoying a short story by Mindy McGinnis so it’s about time I tried one of her novels, and Spoiler Alert and A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder are both on my TBR, too, so I’m glad you enjoyed them both.

  2. flails I’m so glad to see you enjoyed Ashlords! Scott Reintgen made my list, too, but for a totally different book. xD I’m planning on picking up Ashlords in the next couple of weeks so I can read that and the sequel back to back, and I’m really looking forward to it. (Also, that cover gives me life!)

    I reeeally need to read Holly Jackson! I keep eyeing those two books at my library, but I have SO MANY OTHER books on my TBR that I keep putting them off and telling myself I can wait lol. I don’t think I can.

    Here’s my TTT post.
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  3. I also read Rachel Lynn Solomon‘s Today Tonight Tomorrow as my first book of hers and I loved it! I need to read more now!

  4. Mindy McGinnis is my favorite off this list — I haven’t read either of those, but Not A Drop to Drink and its sequel were my mindblowing intro to her, and The Female of the Species was really good as well (if SUPER DUPER dark).

    I had no idea Every Heart a Doorway was so short — I always assumed it was a giant; I’m going to keep it mind for the end of the year when I inevitably get backed into the “how will i hit my target reading goal??” corner.

    I’ve got You Should See Me In A Crown picked out for a spring read. I think that’ll be the perfect time of year. Glad to hear you loved it.
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