TTT #272 | New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022 Part 1

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 Bookish Goals for 2023 but we already shared those at the end of 2022. It felt weird doing basically the same post again. Also, I don’t have anywhere near 10 goals haha. Next week the topic is New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022 and I really wanted to do that one. So I do a part 1 today and then Candyce will do part 2 next week. Let’s dive in!

1. Vanessa Len

I read Only A Monster early 2022 and it was one of my favorite reads of the year! This is Vanessa Len’s debut and the sequel will be released later this year. I’m super excited to see what she can do with this next book and I hope it’s as good as the first book.

2. C.L. Polk

I have a couple C.L. Polk books on my want to read list but this year I’ve finally read one. The newest release was Even Though I Knew the End, a tordotcom novella. As you might know, I adore tordotcom novella’s and this one was no exception. It even made it to my favorites list. I’m even more excited for the other books now.

3. Amanda Jayatissa

Another author that wrote a book that made it to my favorites list! I loved Amanda Jayatissa’s You’re Invited and I’m curious about her debut My Sweet Girl. Amanda writes adult mystery/thrillers and it looks like both books have main characters with roots in Sri Lanka. You’re Invited was mostly set in Sri Lanka and I loved that setting.

4. Ashley Flowers

I’m a big fan of the podcast Crime Junkie so when the host Ashely Flowers announced her first fiction novel I couldn’t wait to read it. Ashley wrote a mystery novel and I really enjoyed it. I wasn’t a fan of the ending but I’m definitely hoping Ashley will write another novel. In the mean time I’ll just keep listening to Crime Junkie.

5. Deanna Raybourn

I’ve had Deanna Raybourn’s A Curious Beginning on my TBR for over 3 years now but I finally read a Deanna Raybourn book. It was a different one though! I got an eARC for Killers of a Certain Age and enjoyed it a lot. Hopefully this was the push I needed to finally read A Curious Beginning because I do want to read more books by this author.

6. Peter Swanson

The book Eight Perfect Murders had been on my to read list for quite a while and I finally did it. It was a fun and interesting read and I do want to read a couple other books by Peter Swanson. Not all of his books are appealing to me but some of them sound like I would enjoy them a lot.

7. Kelly Robson

I’ve read Kelly Robson’s High Times at the Low Parliament, a tordotcom novella. And unfortunately that was the first time I didn’t love one of their novella’s! It was okay and I did enjoy it but it wasn’t that great or memorable. I’m not sure I would pick up another book by this author soon, maybe if the premise sounds really good and depending on the reviews.

8. Amanda Panitch

When I saw the synopsis for Gone Dark I knew I wanted to read it. I hadn’t read anything by Amanda Panitch before but I had high hopes. Unfortunately the book didn’t live up to my expectations and considering the reviews of her other novels, I don’t think I’ll pick up another book by her. Maybe a future novel, but for now this is it.

9. Bethany Mangle

I read Bethany Mangle’s All the Right Reasons last year and it was a fun read! The synopsis sounded cute and I had high hopes. It wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, there were some issues for me. But I would give this author another go! Her debut novel sounds really interesting and I will keep my eye out for possible future books.

10. Evelyn Skye

I read Three Kisses, One Midnight by this author, she cowrote it with Sandhya Menon and Roshani Chokshi but I have already read something by them. Evelyn Skye has been on my want to read list though! It’s hard to make a judgment based on this book as I don’t know which parts were written by who. But this was a fun book and I definitely want to try something Evelyn Sky wrote solo.

Some Recent TTT Posts:

TTT #267 | Books On My Winter 2022-2023 To Read List Part 2
TTT #268| Books I Hope Santa Brings This Year
TTT #269 | Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection
TTT #270| Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023 Part 1
TTT #271 | Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2023 Part 2

These were 10 authors I’ve read for the first time in 2022. Have you read books by any of them? Do you agree with my decisions? And did you discover any new authors in 2022? Let me know in the comments!

8 thoughts on “TTT #272 | New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022 Part 1

  1. I also want to read Deanna Raybourn, I was going to start with Killers of A Certain Age so I’m glad to see you enjoyed it. If you’re looking for Evelyn Skye recommendations, I’ve not read many of hers, but the ones I have read are The Crown’s Game duology and I enjoyed them, they’re fantasy set in Imperial Russia.
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