“Y’all come back now, ya hear?”

This week over at the Broke and Bookish the topic for Top Ten Tuesday is :

‘Top Ten Debut Authors’


To be honest I struggled with this a little because I don’t always realise I’m reading a debut. Β Here goes (some of these may have 2nd or third books already released but I’ve only read the first):

  1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – it was his debut and it’s the only one I’ve read of his!
  2. The Falconer by Elizabeth May
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir
  4. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
  5. Updraft by Fran Wild
  6. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  7. Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards – bit of a cheat as I haven’t read it yet – but I have it lined up!
  8. Darkhaven by A F E Smith
  9. The Grim Company by Luke Scull
  10. Wake by Anna Hope


23 Responses to ““Y’all come back now, ya hear?””

  1. Tammy

    We have a couple of the same picks, but I’m disappointed in myself that I haven’t read Sorcerer to the Crown. I’m going to fix that by the end of the year, I hope:-)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, yeah, there’s a few books I’m hoping to ‘fix’ by the end of the year too! You know what they say about the best laid plans though…
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. Lynn

    Great list! I totally forgot about Wake! I should have added it to my list as well!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really enjoyed Wake. I didn’t know what to expect and it just took me by surprise.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

    • @lynnsbooks

      Can you send me your link please – having problems linking up for some reason.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  3. Martha (@writergirl_m)

    I would love for Andy Weir to write another book! The Martian really surprised me, normally I’m not a hardcore sci-fi fan but it was funny and fun to read.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was – I’m also not hardcore sci-fan so it was a lovely surprise. I went into it thinking ‘here we go’ and spent most of the book laughing which I really didn’t expect.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  4. Lauren @ Always Me

    I would love to have more by Weir! Great picks!

    Check out my TTT and the weekly meme I hosting on my blog Music Monday.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, now he’s proved to be such a success hopefully he’s writing much more! Although – the pressure!
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  5. foxyblogs1

    I have The Martian on my list too. πŸ™‚
    Great picks.
    My TTT-> http://wp.me/p4uAPW-213

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – the Martian seems to be very popular this week, with good reason of course.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  6. Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great list. I DIDN’T REALISE THE MARTIAN WAS A DEBUT. DAMN IT!!! That’s my top read of the year so far, that needed to be on my list!!! >.< I HAVE TO GO ADD IT ON! I think I am also going to have to add a few of these to my Christmas wishlist, it looks like I have missed out on some great debuts recently. Here's my TTT.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m useless at knowing which books were debuts. I had to go quite a way through my book list – and then check out the authors to see if they were debuts! I would have missed the Martian too because basically I hit 10 and stopped! It does seem to be a popular choice this week so we seem to be the only two who didn’t know it was a debut when reading!
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  7. Carmen

    The only one in your list I have read is The Martian and I loved it.

  8. jessicabookworm

    I still really need to read The Martian!

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I also agree on Scourge of the Betrayer and the Grim Company. If anyone asks me for dark fantasy recommendations I always make sure I include those!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ve not read Scourge of the Betrayer yet but I have all three so going to read them hopefully in fairly quick succession.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  10. Allyson

    I am in the same boat with Hitchhiker’s! Someday I will get to the second book ;p Great list! I really love the cover to Wake!

    My TTT

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a lovely cover – I went for the four most colourful of the bunch. And it’s a very good and interesting read.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  11. samoak

    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is great. I listened to the first 3 books in the series. Martin Freeman does an awesome job narrating them.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I will eventually move forward! The first was awesome after all.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

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