Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018.

Looking back, I see that I spent a big chunk of my reading time in 2018 with authors already familiar (and much loved), but I did manage to try a bunch of new ones too. Here’s a selection of my favorites:

1) Kristin Hannah — loved The Great Alone! I just picked up a copy of Firefly Road to try next.

2) Christina Lauren — who would have thought I’d enjoy their contemporary romances so much?

3) Susan OrleanThe Library Book was fascinating. Must read The Orchid Thief!

4) Celeste Ng – I read Little Fires Everywhere with my book group, and am looking forward to reading Everything I Never Told You.

5) Josh MalermanUnbury Carol was so strange and wonderful. I’ve read another book and a novel by him so far in 2019, and can’t wait for his new book, Inspection, coming out this spring.

6) Madeline MillerThe Song of Achilles was beautiful. Can’t wait to read Circe with my book group this summer.

7) Jennifer Ryan – I loved The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, which was a debut novel. I hope this talented author releases another book soon — her writing is terrific!

8) Jenny Han – Got totally hooked on the Lara Jean books after watching To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix. Should I read her other books too?

9) Neal Shusterman — how had I not heard of him before? I loved Scythe and Thunderhead, and thought Dry was pretty good as well.

10) Jasmine Guillory — yet another contemporary romance writer. I read two of her books in 2018. Between those and the Christina Lauren, maybe I need to stop saying that I don’t read romance?

Are you a fan of any of these new-to-me authors? Are there any of their works that you’d particularly recommend?

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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018

  1. Great list, Lisa! I’m so pleased to see Madeline Miller on your list – I need to cross Circe off my TBR soon, too. One of these days I’ll have to pick up a copy of Unbury Carol because I think I’d really enjoy it.

  2. Han, Ng, Miller and Hannah are all authors I also discovered during 2018. 😊 Great list! 😊👌

    I loved The Great Alone – it torn my heart into pieces. I hope you enjoy The Firefly Lane – I recall enjoying it when I read it last year as well (I went on a proper Hannah’s books binge he he).

  3. The only other Jenny Han novel I picked up beside To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series is Shug. It’s a coming-of-age middle grade novel about a girl growing apart from her best friend, who is also her first crush. It’s super cute and surprisingly poignant.

  4. I haven’t heard a single bad thing about The Library Book! It’s definitely on my TBR. Nice to see Christina Lauren on your list too! I’m definitely hoping to get to The Song of Achilles finally this year. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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