Top Ten Tuesday : New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic :

New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

I read a lot of new-to-me author in 2020 (here’ my recap post) but here are ten standout books that I can’t resist throwing into the mix again:

  1. The God Game by Danny Tobey
  2. Blood of Heirs by Alicia Wanstall-Burke
  3. Deeplight by Francis Hardinge
  4. You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce
  5. Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell
  6. The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
  7. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
  8. The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier
  9. Voice of War by Zack Argyle
  10. The Sin Eater by Megan Campisis



28 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020”

  1. Clemence

    Of the authors you mentioned i only read VE Schwab but her books are absolutely amazing

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read her other books (haha well, obviously I suppose seeing as how this is a new to me author post) but this was certainly a great start.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Phlebotomist was one of my best discoveries for last year, and there are two or three other authors in your list that I badly need to sample – maybe this year… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Maybe, this year. I suspect that blog hopping today will prompt a lot of likewise feelings to be fair. You can’t read them all – as much as you try.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi there Lynn! The only books I recognize is The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and The sin eater. I have read books by V.E. Schwab though but would still love to read Addie LaRue!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

  4. Tammy

    You Let Me In and The Phlebotomist were definitely highlights of 2020 for me too😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I so hope for more from the world of The Phlebotomist.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Bob/Sally

    Martell, Stewart, and Schwab are still on my TBR list, so here’s to making them new-to-me authors of 2021. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you fit them in. So many books…
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    Looks like you read a lot of great authors!

  7. evelynreads1

    I love VE Schwab! I hope to read the Bone Shard Daughter soon!

    My post!

  8. Hundreds&Thousands

    Brilliant list! I love you let me in and I’ve always wanted to try ve shchwabs books (although they seem a little daunting!). I seem to be really bad at following the ttt prompts lol so this week I tried top ten bookish things that annoy me. Although there could have been SO MANY MORE 😫 Here’s my post in case you’re interested 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks for the link – I will certainly stop by to check out those ten things that annoy you 😀

  9. Greg

    I hear so many good things about Schwab.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read her earlier works and I probably won’t do now – I will wait instead for her next book.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    i didn’t know Addie LaRue was your first V.E. Schwab, I thought you might have read her before. I thought it was her best book yet 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I do own a couple of her books but haven’t picked them up and I’m not sure I will now. It feels like I’ve moved on somehow and so should wait to see what she does next.
      Lynn 😀

  11. waytoofantasy

    I really need to read Francis Hardinge!
    How great was Blood of Heirs though? I LOVED that book and I can’t wait for book 3, I’m so flipping excited.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I do need to read book 2 of the Blood of Heirs series – I’m sure I’ve bought a copy – must check.
      Lynn 😀

  12. pagesandtea

    Is You Let Me In a horror novel? I keep seeing it come up on the library catalogue and sometimes feel tempted to borrow it. I wish they’d put The Phlebotomist on there too because I really want to read that. If only there were more hours in the day to read, or I could read faster 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Oh yes, more hours in the day please would be most welcome.
      You Let Me In – not sure I’d call it out and out horror. It is quite shocking with it’s implications and there are certain crimes attached, but, I wouldn’t say it’s horror to be honest.
      Lynn 😀

      • pagesandtea

        I’ve seen other books listed under categories I wouldn’t have put them in too so glad I asked about that one.

      • @lynnsbooks

        Well, I wouldn’t classify it as horror, there are moments that are shocking but it’s not full of blood and gore. I hope you get a chance to read it. I’d be very interested in your thoughts on it.
        Lynn 😀

  13. Lexlingua

    I’ve seen reviews of all of the books here one time or the other — including Hardinge which I think I discussed with you some time back — but Voice of War is brand new! I checked out your link, another SPFBO entry… I really should find out more about this contest, I really like the suggestions I’ve seen so far.

    • @lynnsbooks

      SPFBO is in it’s sixth year. Each year 300 self published books are submitted and distributed between 10 judges. Over the next 5 months each judge or team of judges chooses one finalist. Ten finalists are therefore submitted. The judges then read the other entries and provide scores by which a winner is found. From 300 to 1 – because there can be only one. If you’re after details Mark Lawrence is the creator and the following link https://mark— gives details and all of the finalist for the previous years. There have been some very good books.
      Lynn 😀

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