December 21, 2021
Top 5 New-To-Me Authors 2021
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I’m linking up today with Meeghan at Meeghan Reads for Top 5 Tuesday: Five New-To-Me Authors in 2021.
OK….I think I might be the only one who didn’t read The Martian?! After I read all the enthusastic reviews for Project Hail Mary, it was time to read Any Weir. Well, I was not disappointed! Project Hail Mary made my Top Ten Best of 2021 List (published on 12/28/2021).
I have had Gilead on my TBR for years now! I decided this was the year to finally read Gilead and I fell in love with Marilynne Robinson, and now I have plans to read the next three in the loosely connected series in 2022.
Jose S. Kilpack
After I accepted the ARC for Love and Lavender and posted my review, I had several readers comment that they love Kilpack. However, this is my first book by her and I loved it (made my top ten list this year), so I know I want to explore her backlist! If you’ve read her, what book would you recommend next?
I have heard of Jason Reynolds and I have seen his poetry (For Every One), and I decided then that I wanted to read one of his middle grade novels. I made that happen this year when I read Ghost (and the other three in the “Track” series). I’ve heard him interviewed and was so impressed by his purpose and mission that I’ve love to read more of his work.
Angeline Boulley (debut author)
Boulley is my only debut author on this list (although not the only debut author I’ve read this year). I was impressed with Firekeeper’s Daughter and I’m interested in reading her next work….especially if she continues writing as an “own voices” author for Indigenous People.
These are the first five new-to-me authors I found in my list. I’m sure there are more!
Have you read any of my new-to-me authors?
Who is your favorite new-to-you author?
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My husband has read Any Weir’s first two books and is now reading the Hail Mary Project.
I loved PHM….especially the audio! My husband and I listened to it together!
Yay to Andy Weir and Jason Reynolds. Two of my favourites!
I’ve been wanting to read Marilynne Robinson for ages!
Robinson is a wonderful writer!
I have not read any of these authors either, but I do have Fire Keeper’s Daughter on my TBR for this winter.
I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Carol, I am looking forward to it. I have read a lot of positive reviews and comments.
I also loved Marilynne Robinson. I have read two in the Gilead series and hope to read the other two in 2022. Josi S. Kilpack is on my TBR. I plan to start with Promises and Primroses which is the first in the Mayfield family series.
I think my favorite new to me author in 2021 was Donna Leon and her Commissario Brunetti series.
I think I’d enjoy reading more in the Mayfield series! Thanks for sharing your new to you author Gretchen!
I’ll have to look for a copy of Ghost. The only Jason Reynolds book I’ve read so far was Long Way Down, which was incredible. I do want to read more of his books!
I hope you enjoy Ghost! There’s a gentle cliffhanger at the wand of each one and that’s the story of how I read the 4 book series!
I have had loads of new-to-me authors this year. Here are the ones on top of my list.
Louise Penny – Finally took the plunge and read the first Chief Inspector Gamache. I plan to read more in 2022.
Richard Osman – I read both Thursday Murder Club Mystery books. This cozy mystery series really had me laughing.
Adriana Herrera – I listened to the entire Dreamers series. Most of them are M/M romance novels, and they all feature Latinex characters.
John Marrs – I really enjoyed The Passenger. My first dip into futuristic novels.
So fun to discover new authors! Welcome to Three Pines! 🌲🌲🌲
So many great new and debut authors this year!
They saved our lives during this pandemic!
Fire Keeper’s Daughter is on my TBR.
I have been seeing Andy Weir all over my social media lately. I think I may have to read these books in the new year.
These are both TBR worthy! I especially recommend audio for the Weir book!
Thanks for the audio tip! I love listening while I read.
You will love the audio of PHM! It’s like the main character is sitting in your living room telling you his personal story!
I’ve never read any of these authors…
This might give you a head start on next year’s post! 😂😂😂
Maybe, but I don’t think most of them write books in genres I read, to be honest.
Boulley and Reynolds were new to me and I liked them!
Hi Carol! I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about Fire Keeper’s Daughter, so I’m really happy to see it on your list!! I’ll have to add it to my wishlist!! ❤️
It’s memorable, page turning, and TBR worthy! Enjoy!
I loved The Martian, and I can’t wait to read Project Hail Mary.
It’s even better I think! Recommend audio if possible!