Top Ten Tuesday : New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

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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 Discovered in 2021

I read quite a lot of new authors in 2021 and some very good books.  So, here’s a snapshot of some of the good ones I read – and all of these are female – come on ladies:

  1. Shiver by Allie Reynolds
  2. The Survivors by Jane Harper
  3. The Wife Upstairs  by Rachel Hawkins
  4. Last One to the Party by Bethany Clift
  5. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
  6. Witherward by Hannah Matthewson
  7. All The Murmuring Bones by AG Slatter
  8. The Ladies of the Secret Service by Constance Sayers
  9. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
  10. The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

Top Ten Tuesday : 2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

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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:

2021 Releases I Was Excited to Read But Didn’t Get To

I actually did a very similar post just before Christmas but the theme today gives me the opportunity to highlight a few more books that I didn’t manage to get to.  I know, I am suitably ashamed.  I tried to read them all but my over enthusiastic optimism of wanting far too many books got the better of me I’m  afraid. Plus, last year was definitely a bit of a write off for me and my blogging and reading suffered as a result.  Hopefully, I can catch up with some of these books this year in fact I have a couple of ideas for challenges that I think some of these books will be perfect for:

Game Changer by Neal Shusterman

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Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

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The Broken God by Gareth Hanrahan

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The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry

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Spirits of Vengeance (A Mortal Techniques novel) by Rob J Hayes

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Given to Darkness by Phil Williams

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The Infernal Riddle of Thomas Peach by Jas Treadwell

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I shot the Devil by Ruth McIver

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The House of Dust by Noah Broyles

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Last Girl Ghosted by Lisa Unger

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Top Ten Tuesday : Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection

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:

Most Recent Additions to My Book Collection

For this week’s theme I’m going to highlight the last 10 books I’ve received for review.  Nice and simple with links to Goodreads and covers where available:

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham – I read a rave review (here) for this at the Bibliosanctum so can’t wait to pick it up.

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Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, I’ve loved everything I’ve read so far by this author so this was an absolute no-brainer for me.

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A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross – billed as Crescent City meets Uprooted – how could I resist?  I couldn’t.  Plus, this was a wish granted, woohoo!

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The Maid by Nita Prose – which I’ve already read and loved.  My review is here.  If you want a quirky and original character and a closed room cosy mystery in a grand hotel then the wait is over.

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Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins which is so far proving to be a page turner – watch this space for a review soon.

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Stringers by Chris Panatier – I can’t wait for this because I adored The Phlebotomist

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Traitor in the Ice by KJ Maitland – Drowned City was very good and I was hoping for more from Daniel Pursglove and the world he inhabits.

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Small Angels by Lauren Owen – no cover for this one yet but it sounds absolutely incredible with hauntings and malicious spirits. *chills*

Black Tide by KC Jones ‘It was just another day at the beach. And then the world ended.’

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The Origin of Storms by Elizabeth Bear, I’m loving this series and this is the third and final instalment.

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Highly Anticipated Book Releases 2022/Top Ten Tuesday

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:

Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022

I’m excited about a lot of books that are releasing during the first half of this year, far more than 10 to be honest and I was going to post a separate post including all my highly anticipated forthcoming reads.  But, as today’s TTT is the same topic I’m going to combine the two ideas.  Which in effect means I’m posting more than ten books (for which apologies but I figure one post combined is the way to go with this) – and it’s all bookish loveliness after all.  This list is the next six month’s worth of books that my little grabby hands are twitching to get hold of – this is not a definitive list of all the books due for release during the first half of this year, nor do I have copies of all these books at the moment (although I remain, as ever, optimistic).  So, hold onto your hats?

JANUARY

  1. The Maid by Nita Prose
  2. Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

FEBRUARY

  1. This Charming Man by CK McDonnell
  2. The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan
  3. Last Exit by Max Gladstone
  4. Age of Ash by Daniel Abraham
  5. Good Neighbors by Stephanie Burgis

MARCH

  1. Seven Deaths of an Empire by GR Matthews
  2. Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough
  3. Sundial by Catriona Ward
  4. Gallant by VE Schwab
  5. The Bone Orchard by Sara A Mueller
  6. The City of Dusk by Tara Sim
  7. Traitor in the Ice by KJ Maitland
  8. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

APRIL

  1. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel
  2. The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne
  3. The Girl and the Moon by Mark Lawrence
  4. The Fervor by Alma Katsu
  5. The Priest of Crowns by Peter McLean
  6. Stringers by Chris Panatier
  7. Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse
  8. Elektra by Jennifer Saint

MAY

  1. Book of Night by Holly Black
  2. The Night They Vanished by Vanessa Savage
  3. The Origin of Storms Elizabeth Bear
  4. The Pharmacist by Rachelle Atalla
  5. The Hourglass Throne by KD Edwards (cover not available)

JUNE

  1. In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan
  2. The Seawomen by Chloe Timms
  3. Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald
  4. Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert
  5. Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs
  6. The Grief of Stones by Katherine Addison
  7. Games for Dead Girls by Jen Williams
  8. The Swell by Allie Reynolds

Top Ten Tuesday : Books on my wishlist

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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:

Books I Hope Santa Brings

So, yesterday I posted about the books I wanted to read during 2021 but didn’t manage to pick up, so obviously today I’m talking about all the other books that I still want and are sitting on my wishlist.  Oh the irony.  This list will be easy – the only problem will be sticking to ten books (all these books are from blogger recs – for which my everlasting gratitude – you keep my tbr alive!).

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman

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These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham

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Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest

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Ten Low by Stark Holborn

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The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly

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Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

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The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

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Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

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Titanshade by Dan Stout

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Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

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