Charmed, delighted and enchanted – top 10 new-to-me authors from 2017


Every Tuesday over at  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  I’ve swapped this week’s topic – it should be ‘Top Ten Favorite Books of 2017’ – but I never do a favourites list until the New Year – still time to fit a few more books in don’t you know.  So, I’m using the topic scheduled for the New Year – 2nd Jan:

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

I read quite a lot of new authors this year and this was a difficult list to narrow down (I had over 20 on my first draft).  there are some great books on here and I highly recommend them:

  1. Defender by GX Todd (Voices #1)
  2. Skullsworn by Brian Staveley
  3. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  4. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  5. Blackwing by Ed McDonald
  6. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  7. Devil’s Call by J Danielle Dorn
  8. The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein
  9. Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill
  10. The Nine by Tracy Townsend

14 Responses to “Charmed, delighted and enchanted – top 10 new-to-me authors from 2017”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I see at least three here I plan to read soon (or need to make time for) – Devil’s Call, Sea of Rust and Spoonbenders. I am about 70 pages into The Prey of Gods and love it so far! So many debut authors – how great. I love finding new authors to love.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I had well over 20 new to me authors and it was so difficult to narrow this list down. I wanted to pick them all.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    Excellent list! A lot of these will make my list as well. If I had to pick my favorite one here I’d pick The Nine and Spoonbenders (oops that’s two!)

    • @lynnsbooks

      So difficult to narrow things down isn’t it. The Nine and Spoonbenders – so good.
      Lynn 😀

  3. jessicabookworm

    Lynn, I have also skipped this week’s topic as I don’t do my Top 10 till later in the year either. Although I didn’t think to do one of the other week’s topics. Doh!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I thought I could swap them over – plus I might do a couple of extra lists this year because I’ve had a lot of good books and it’s nice to spread the word.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    2017 has indeed been a great year for debuting authors and for those who were new to me – some of whom are part of your list. It reminds me of an old Sinatra song that went “it was a very good year”… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, it has indeed been a very good year and I seem to have had such a lot of good books.
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    It has been a great year for new authors for me too – I’ll second your choice regarding Spoonbenders and Sea of Rust – but I want to get hold of The Nine and The Punch Escrow.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really strongly recommend both of those – The Nine was just brilliant and The Punch Escrow – well, I hardly know what to say, so unexpected and gripping.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Part of my New Year’s resolution – to read these two!

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I won’t be doing this list until the new year, but I think it will be tough for me to narrow it down as well. I may have to split the list into “best debuts” and “best new-to-me authors who have been around for a while” in order to cover them all “D

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I didn’t want to pick my ultimate ‘best of’ list yet because there’s still a couple of weeks. I was thinking that I might do a couple of lists this year because it’s so difficult to narrow down to 10.
      Lynn 😀

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