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 ‘New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020’, so let’s take a look at the authors I read novels by for the very first time in 2020 and who I’d like to read more from in future!
Alix E. Harrow
Technically I did first read Harrow in 2019 when I read her Hugo Award-winning short story, ‘A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies‘, but I first read her novels, The Ten Thousand Doors of January and The Once and Future Witches, last year and she has cemented herself as one of my favourite authors. The Once and Future Witches, in particular, is a new favourite of mine.
I finally read The Bear and the Nightingale in 2020 and really enjoyed it. Arden’s writing is stunning and I really want to continue with this series!
The Empress of Salt and Fortune was such a wonderful novella and I’m so looking forward to reading more from Vo in 2021. If Asian-inspired fantasy is your jam, you need to try Vo’s work.
Lorde is an author I’ve been meaning to read for a long, long time and in 2020 I finally read her famous poetry collection, The Black Unicorn, and loved it. I’d like to read more from her in 2021.
Hobb is one of the queens of the fantasy genre and I read the first trilogy in her Realm of the Elderlings – Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest – in 2020. I’m so excited to move on to the next trilogy, which I’ve heard is fantastic, and continue with the series!
McLemore is another author who was on my radar for a long time and I finally crossed Wild Beauty off my TBR in 2020 and loved their writing. Magical realism isn’t a genre I tend to reach for very often, but McLemore writes it beautifully.
I read both Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown in 2020 and it was so refreshing to pick up a UK-based contemporary romance that wasn’t set in London. I’m looking forward to Act Your Age, Eve Brown!
Suri’s debut, Empire of Sand, ended up being such an immersive, romantic desert fantasy and she’s an author I’ll definitely be reading more from in 2021!
I fell in love with Gideon the Ninth back in November – its sense of humour and the way Muir writes were excellent – and I can’t wait to read more from Muir.
By now you all know how I fell in love with Townsend’s Nevermoor series at the end of 2020 and gobbled up all three novels in November and December. I’m so excited for the fourth book, whenever it’s coming, and I’ll be shoving the series into everyone’s hands!