Top Ten Tuesday | New (to me) authors I want to read more from in 2020!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019’, so today I thought I’d talk about some of the authors I read for the very first time in 2019 that I’d like to read again this year!

Years ago I was one of those readers who never actively sought more work from the same author. There were so many books I wanted to read that I felt as though I didn’t have time to focus my reading on one particular author when I could be reading authors I haven’t read before, but now I love getting to know a particular author’s whole body of work if I’ve loved a previous book of their’s.

Note: This post isn’t going to include any sequels to first books I read in 2020.


Rebecca Roanhorse

I’ve read


Trail of Lightning

I want to read


Race to the Sun

I’d like to read more MG fiction in 2020, and I’m always up for more own voices First Nations stories. Roanhorse is an author whose career I’ll be watching closely – I really enjoyed the mythology and world-building in Trail of Lightning!


T. Kingfisher

I’ve read


The Raven and the Reindeer

I want to read


Bryony and Roses | The Twisted Ones

The Raven and the Reindeer was so much fun, I can’t wait to read Kingfisher’s Beauty and the Beast retelling, which sounds like the ideal read for the spring, and I want to give her new horror novel a try, too.


Amy Rose Capetta

I’ve read


The Brilliant Death

I want to read


The Lost Coast

I loved Capetta’s writing in The Brilliant Death and The Lost Coast is one I’ve had my eye on since its release, so I’d love to read it this year.


Fran Dorricott

I’ve read


After the Eclipse

I want to read


The Final Child

I really enjoyed Dorricott’s debut – it was so refreshing to see a queer woman at the centre of a thriller – so when I’m next in the mood for a thriller, I’ll be reaching for Dorricott’s new novel.


Daryl Gregory

I’ve read


Nine Last Days on Planet Earth

I want to read



I didn’t love Gregory’s novelette, but I did really like the way he wrote families. Considering Spoonbenders, which I received through NetGalley and still haven’t read, is centred around a family, there’s a chance I could love it so it’s time I crossed it off my TBR.


Emma Berquist

I’ve read


Devils Unto Dust

I want to read


Missing, Presumed Dead

I loved ghost stories when I was little and I love stories about queer women, so it’s about time I read this YA f/f ghost story – especially considering I enjoyed Devils Unto Dust.


Jay Kristoff

I’ve read



I want to read


Nevernight | Empire of the Vampire

I ended up liking Illuminae a lot more than I expected to, and I’ve heard so many good things about Nevernight that it’s time I picked it up. I’m also intrigued by Kristoff’s new book out this autumn – I’m not usually drawn to vampire stories, but something about this one intrigues me.


Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve read


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

I want to read


Daisy Jones & The Six

I really enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, just like I knew I would, so I need to check out Jenkins Reid’s latest novel. I’ve heard the audiobook is the best way to experience it, so I’m planning to borrow it from the library!


Adrian Tchaikovsky

I’ve read


Children of Time

I want to read


Guns of the Dawn | Empire in Black and Gold

Once I got into it I ended up enjoying Children of Time a lot more than I thought I would, and I have a feeling Tchaikovsky could be a new favourite author. I’ve owned a copy of Guns of the Dawn for a while and recently picked up a copy of Empire in Black and Gold from a charity shop, so I’d like to get to them both this year if I can.

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Alice Oseman

I’ve read


Heartstopper: Volume One

I want to read


Radio Silence

Heartstopper was very cute and I’m planning to continue with it, but I’d like to give Radio Silence a try because I’ve so many good things about it! It’s another one I’m planning to borrow from the library.

What did you talk about this week?

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | New (to me) authors I want to read more from in 2020!

  1. Lisa says:

    Great list! I definitely want to read more Daryl Gregory — I read We Are All Completely Fine this past year, and really need to explore more of his work, including Spoonbenders! Daisy Jones is terrific — I really enjoyed it in print, but want to check out the audio version at some point too.

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  2. Tammy says:

    Oh wow, Daryl Gregory is one of my FAVORITE authors. Spoonbenders is amazing, and he has quite a big backlist as well. Afterparty and We Are All Completely Fine are also favorites of mine😁

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  3. dinipandareads says:

    Great post! Yaas to TJR and Kristoff 😍 They were defo two favorites of mine from last year! I also love seeing Roanhorse on this list. I loved Trail of Lightning and I can’t wait to continue on with the series. It’s a shame that it’s not more widely known! Keen to give Oseman and Capetta a read this year πŸ™‚

    My TTT post

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  4. Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books says:

    I love what you did with this topic!! I have THE TWISTED ONES by T. Kingfisher– but was waiting til I was in a horror mood. I hadn’t heard much about that author, so good to know you liked on of her books. Also, YES to audiobooking DAISY JONES AND THE SIX. I am so wishing I read it that way. I read the EVELYN HUGO book on audio and it was perfection!!! Great list!!

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  5. Nikki @The Night is Dark and Full of Books says:

    It’s so funny that we did basically the same post even though that wasn’t the exact topic. I haven’t read anything from most of these authors, but Taylor Jenkins Reid (yes to the Daisy Jones audiobook!) and Jay Kristoff (I’m reading Iluminae right now). I would love to read Heartstopper sometime soon and I also want to read some middlegrade this year!

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    1. Jess @ Jessticulates says:

      Great minds think alike! πŸ˜‰ I need to read more Kristoff and Jenkins Reid this year, and I’d love to continue with the Heartstopper graphic novels – I wish my library had the other volumes. I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!


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