Top Ten Tuesday : New to me authors from 2019

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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 is:

 Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019

This week my list is all about ‘new to me’ authors.  I read quite a lot of new authors in 2019 and so it was difficult to chop this list down to 10 but here are the books that really stood out at a glance:

  1. The Gutter Prayer by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan
  2. A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by CA Fletcher
  3. Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
  4. Westside by WM Akers
  5. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  6. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

  7. Strange Practice by Vivien Shaw
  8. Ration by Cody T Luff
  9. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
  10. Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein

New to me authors read in 2018

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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 is:

New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

So, I went through my list of books for 2018 and I had a lot of good books and a lot of those books were written by authors I’d previously not read, in fact I think a good number of them were also impressive debuts.  I’ve narrowed it down as best I could – I’m still a little over the limit but here goes:

  1. Hazelwood by Melissa Albert
  2. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
  3. Semiosis by Sue Burke
  4. Age of Assassins by RJ Barker
  5. Kin by Snorri Kristjansson
  6. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
  7. The Poppy War by R F Kuang
  8. The Last Sun (The Tarot Sequence #1) by K.D. Edwards
  9. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  10. Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse
  11. The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell