Believe me when I say I have a lot of unread books on my shelves. I’m guessing a lot of us book lovers will relate to that as well. I recently noticed I have quite a few new to me authors on my shelves that I own multiple books by. What’s a better way to work on my backlist and promote the authors by doing a monthly author spotlight. I’ll read one new to me author every month (all the books I own) and then decide if they’re going to be an author I add to my auto-buy authors now that I’ve read some of their books. Keep on reading to see which authors you’ll be seeing soon for these author spotlights!
Kathleen Glasgow will be my first author spotlight and I already mentioned her books in my June TBR. She seems to right very emotional books, so I know they won’t always be easy to read. I also own her newest book The Agathas that she wrote with Liz Lawson. Seeing how I’ll be reading this in July for a different reason I’m not counting this one for the author spotlight.
Another author that writes emotional reads (at least that’s what I’ve heard), but his books sound like books I’ll love. I own three of his books and want to know if I enjoy his writing enough to buy In the Wild Light that sounds like a book I’ll love. What definitely has me curious is that there are apparently Easter eggs in his books about previous books. So I’ll read them in order of publication.
Chelsea Ichaso has released two young adult thrillers and I have both of them on my shelves. Little Creeping Things truly has a creepy cover (I don’t like scary dolls, haha), but the story sounds amazing. This year’s release is Dead Girls Can’t Take Secrets. I’m really hoping that these keep me on the edge of my seat. Her next book, They’re Watching You, releases early next year. Hopefully I’ll know if I should pre-order it after reading these two books.
I’ve actually been curious about Axie Oh since she released XOXO. The cover is truly gorgeous as well as the cover under the dustjacket. I love contemporary books and it sounds like a great summer read. Her other release on my shelf is The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea. This is a fantasy retelling and totally opposite of XOXO. I love when authors can write multiple genres. So I’m excited to see if I like one more than another.
So here are the first four authors I’ll be doing author spotlights for. I’m excited to try out these new to me authors! Have you read any books by these authors? If you have, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments.