January 26, 2021
New-To-Me Authors in 2020
I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors in 2020.
Most of these are not debut authors, but they are authors I have read for the first time in 2020.
William Kent Kreuger
Kreuger is the author of the popular and well-loved Cork O’Connor mystery series (I have not read any books in this series). In 2020 I read This Tender Land. After I read it, many readers commented and asked whether I had read Ordinary Grace. I had not, so I read that, too. I think I liked it even more than This Tender Land. Have you read any of Kreuger’s work? If not, I suggest starting with Ordinary Grace.
Meg Waite Clayton
In 2020, I read an ARC of The Girl From the Channel Islands by debut novelist Jenny Lecoate (review coming 2.2.2021). I enjoyed it, and I look forward to her next book.
Jessica Redland is a popular author, but I’ve never read her books. In 2020, I suffered from pandemic brain and craved lighter reads. When I came across reviews for Finding Love at Hedgehog Hollow, I knew I should give it a try. Soon after that, I requested an ARC of her next book, New Arrivals at Hedgehog Hollow. Redland offers thoughtful themes in the chick-lit/”uplit”/romance genres. I’m eager to read the next in the Hedgehog Hollow series this year.
Sheila Roberts is a prolific author of light women’s fiction (romance, chick-lit), but I’ve never read one of her books (I didn’t realize she has written so many!). Still suffering from pandemic brain (as noted above), I craved lighter reads. I came across a review for #4 in her Moonlight Harbor series, Beachside Beginnings. After I read it, I knew I wanted to read #1-#3 in the series, too. I’m looking forward to continuing the series now that I know the characters. Because she writes in the romance genre I don’t typically read, I don’t think I’ll read her backlist. However, some predictable, HEA, chick-lit is appealing to me during the pandemic.
I read my first Chanel Cleeton (light histfic) during 2020. While I probably won’t read her backlist, I enjoyed The Last Train to Key West as an escapist, light histfic read in 2020. I will give her next one a try.
Madeline Martin is a prolific author, but I’ve never read one of her books until I read The Last Bookshop in London in 2020 (ARC: Pub Date: 4.6.2021) Spoiler: It did make my top ten memorable reads of the year!).
I read Emma Lord’s debut, Tweet Cute, in 2020 and followed it up with her new release, You Have a Match. I can recommend Lord’s innocent, lighthearted, and engaging books for the young YA audience. I look forward to reading more from her!
Dr. Edith Eva Eger
The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eger gave me a huge bookish hangover in 2020.
I adored my first book by Lyons, The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett. I anticipate reading more of her work!
How about you? Did you discover a new-to-you author in 2020?
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