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 Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019. For this week’s list, I thought I’d use a favorite annual topic, focusing on new-to-me authors I had the pleasure of “discovering” during the past year.
Here are some of the great books I read in 2019 that are by authors I’d never read before:
1) John Boyne — Now that I’ve read The Heart’s Invisible Furies, I must read more of his work.
2) Craig DiLouie — I loved the two powerful and disturbing novels by this author that I read in 2019: One of Us and Our War.
3) L. M. Montgomery – I finally read the Anne of Green Gables series — all eight books! In this new year, I hope to read some of her other works as well.
4) Christina Henry – I loved The Girl in Red and The Mermaid. Now I need to read everything else she’s written.
5) Leigh Bardugo — I really enjoyed the complicated, creepy Ninth House. I’m not sure that I’m interested in reading her YA books, but I certainly want a sequel to Ninth House!
6) Theodora Goss — The Thorn and the Blossom was beautiful, and I got a huge kick out of The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter. I’ll be continuing that series shortly, I hope.
7) Kelli Estes – Today We Go Home is a powerful dual-timeline narrative focusing on women at war. Now that I’ve read it, I need to read her earlier novel which I missed when it was one of my book group’s picks. Talented writer!
8) T. Kingfisher – The Twisted Ones was perfectly creepy (and has great humor and a great dog). I’ll be wanting to read more by this author too!
9) Alix E. Harrow — Her debut novel The Ten Thousand Doors of January was brilliant. Can’t wait to see what she does next!
10) Lindy West — I don’t read a lot of non-fiction, but I’m so glad I made time for Shrill. This author has a lot to say, and knows how to say it.
Are you a fan of any of these new-to-me authors? Are there any of their works that you’d particularly recommend?
What bookish discoveries did you make in 2019? Please share your TTT links!
18 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2019”
What a great list. 🙂 I still need to read Ninth House sometime.
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Thanks! Ninth House is so good — I hope you give it a shot!
So many of these authors I still need to read!
Thanks! This is one of my favorite lists to put together, but it’s always a thrill to realize how many great new authors are coming into my life each year. 🙂
Great list! I first read Alix E. Harrow and T. Kingfisher last year, too, and I definitely want to read more from them both. I need to get to Ninth House!
I think you’ll like it!
Oh gosh, a lot of these are still on my TBR, but I’m excited to see that you enjoyed them! I’m really eager to read The Girl in Red and Ninth House, in particular. Great list!
Here’s my TTT post.
Those are both great books! I hope you get to them soon!
I love so many of these:-) And two good ones by Craig DiLouie!
I definitely want to read whatever he writes next!
One of my goals this week is to finally read Leigh Bardugo. But I’m planning on starting with her ya since that’s what I already own. I really want to try Ninth House too!
Maybe it’s just because I’ve been reading less YA in general over the past few years, but I never felt all that drawn to her YA books. But, I’d love to hear what you think when you read them! I could be convinced to give them a try after all. 🙂
Leigh Bardugo’s books have been on my lost for a while. I really need to get onto those!
People seem to love her YA books!
All but LMM are new to me too–thanks, I’ll check some of them out. I listened to all the Anne books as an adult my first year of my long commute and loved them. I hope to read the Blue Castle this year.
Blue Castle is high on my list! I’d like to read the Emily books too.
Ooh, I have One of Us on my shelf and considered unhauling it but seeing it here has me reconsidering.
I’d had it for a while before I finally read it (after reading Our War and loving it). It’s really strange, but so worth reading!