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 Discovered in 2021. Last year was a good year when it came to reading. I’m not sure if I discovered 10 new to me authors, but I probably did, haha. Here are ten new to me authors I want to read more of!
I was so excited about Only Mostly Devastated (boy-meets-boy spin on Grease). This a book I sat down and finished in one sitting. It hit me in all the feels and I loved the characters. Then I recently read If This Gets Out and that’s a collaboration with Cale Dietrich. As a big fan of boy bands growing up this was such a good book. It was a lot darker than I expected, but so good!
Crave is a book I saw everywhere around the time it released, but I wasn’t sure if it was for me. I still wanted to try it thought without many expectations. Crave really is a train wreck and there were definitely some issues, but I just couldn’t stop reading. Then I got so invested when reading Crush I ordered Covet before I was even halfway through. Let’s just say I’m addicted and I’m counting down the days to get my hands on Court releasing in February (a few months later than planned).
Friendships can be just as messy as other relationships and When You Were Everything gives us an example of that. We get to see what happens when a friendship ends, but also a lot about family, and growing up! I own another book by this author, The Beauty That Remains, and plan on reading it soon.
The Roommate was a book I saw everywhere when it released and have to say I was curious. I actually finally sat down to read it last year. It was a lot different than I expected, but in a very positive way. Rosie Danan is an author I want to read more from and thankfully I still have The Intimacy Experiment on my TBR to read soon.
If you’ve been following the blog you’ll know I’ve been raving about Better Than the Movies since I read it in May. Lynn Painter definitely stole my heart with this book and thankfully she has a few books coming. If you love rom-coms and stories with happily ever afters definitely read this book. I have an e-arc of Mr. Wrong Number, so expect a review of it soon.
Jesse Q. Sutanto
Another book that I saw everywhere before it released was Dial A for Aunties. I’m a big fan of rom-coms and was so excited to read this one that also had a mystery aspect. This book was over the top at times, but it just fit the story. I laughed out loud many times while reading and I’m anxiously awaiting the sequel. Jesse Q. Sutanto also has a young adult thriller, The Obsession, that I really want to read.
Alexis Hall is another author I’ve really wanted to read since hearing about Boyfriend Material. That’s a book I still haven’t gotten to, but when I had the chance to read the cozy mystery Murder Most Actual. After loving this book so much I plan on reading Boyfriend Material and Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake really soon.
As a fan of books with conventions or characters with their own fandoms I was so excited about Conventionally Yours. This book was pretty emotional at times and even though I don’t completely understand the fandom they have this book was really good. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and it was done really well in this story.
If you’ve been online anywhere this past year you probably didn’t miss the release of The Love Hypothesis. I’ll be honest and say I bought this one because of all the hype. And I’m happy to say this book deserved all of the hype it received and I’m anxiously awaiting more books by Ali Hazelwood.
Last year I started early reading holiday books. My first Christmas read was The Twelve Dates of Christmas. Let me tell you many of these dates didn’t go well, but they were a lot of fun to read about! In the end the romance ended just like I hoped and Jenny Bayliss is an author I want to read more by. Thankfully her next book A Season of Second Chances is already out. This is also a holiday read, but I don’t know if I can wait that long before reading it.
Some Recent TTT Posts:
TTT #216| Books I Hope Santa Brings
TTT #217 | Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022 Part 1
TTT #218| Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2022 Part 2
TTT #219 | Books I Meant to Read in 2021 But Didn’t Get To Part 1
TTT #220| Books I Meant to Read in 2021 But Didn’t Get To Part 2
So here are ten new to me authors I discovered in 2021. Have you read any of these authors? Or who are some new to you authors you discovered? Let me know in the comments and feel free to leave your links in the comments.