Top 10 Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2020

Today’s Top 10 Tuesday is all about new authors I discovered in 2020! While I read quite a few books by favourite authors last year, I also found some new authors that I want to read more from!

Top 10 Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. If you’re interested in taking part click here.

Elizabeth Acevedo – I got into novels in verse a few years ago and The Poet X was really good so I want to read more of Elizabeth Acevedo’s books.

Tricia LevensellerThe Shadows Between Us was an unexpected favourite from me last year. I haven’t read any of the authors other books but will definitely be looking out for them now.

Kiersten White – I absolutely love Arthurian legend so I was really excited when Kiersten White’s retelling came out. The Guinevere Deception was my first time reading her work but she’s had a lot of other books published that I haven’t checked out yet.

Elizabeth Lim – The gorgeous cover of Spin the Dawn is what drew me to Elizabeth Lim’s first book and I absolutely loved her writing style so can’t wait to read more.

Shelby Mahurin – After all the hype around Serpent & Dove, I caved and read it and I’m so glad that I did!

Brigid KemmererA Curse So Dark and Lonely is another book that I read because of all the hype and ended up loving. Brigid Kemmerer has previously written contemporary books but I haven’t read any of them.

Lori M. Lee – I wasn’t sure if I would like Forest of Souls but I ended up loving it and am so excited for the sequel!

V. E. Schwab – One of the biggest fantasy authors around at the moment, and I hadn’t read any of her books until last year. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue was such a phenomenal book, I’ll definitely be checking out more of her work.

Zoraida Córdova – I was lucky enough to get an eARC of Incendiary which was my first time reading one of Zoraida Córdova’s books.

Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – I really can’t believe I hadn’t heard of Illuminae before last year. It instantly became one of my favourite books and I’ve loved every book I’ve read by this duo so far.

What new authors did you read in 2020? Are there any you’re excited to read for the first time in 2021? Chat with me in the comments!

28 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2020

  1. Tricia Levenseller made my list, too! I read Illuminae in 2019, and oh my gosh, I agree! It’s so gooood. I try to convince everyone I meet to read it. xD I still need to read Aurora Rising, but I’m sure I’m going to love it, because Kaufman and Kristoff are brilliant! I loved Forest of Souls, too, and I’m really looking forward to the next book!

    Here’s my TTT post.

  2. Great list! The Illuminae Files is one of my favorite series. I hope you enjoy the other books. I am looking forward to the sequel of Forest of Souls.

  3. VE Schwab is one of my absolute favourite authors, so I’m super happy to see you enjoyed Addie LaRue and want to try more of her stuff (I would suggest either A Darker Shade of Magic or Vicious best, I think her adult books are her best work, though obviously that’s just my opinion!). I also read Zoraida Cordova for the first time last year with Incendiary, sadly I didn’t love it, but I’m hoping I might have better luck with her Bruja series. Elizabeth Lim I also tried last year, I enjoyed Spin The Dawn, not as much as I was hoping, but I will probably still check out the sequel. A Curse So Dark and Lonely is the only Brigid Kemmerer I’ve read, and it wasn’t really for me, but I am definitely the minority in that one. I haven’t read the Tricia Levenseller one, but I did really enjoy Daughter of The Pirate King by her, so I might have to check it out!
    My TTT:

    • I have A Darker Shade of Magic on my Kindle so that’s probably the next Schwab book I’ll try!

      I didn’t love Incendiary as much as I had hoped, but I liked it enough that I’m interested in reading more from the author.

      The Shadows Between Us is really good! But I do think it’s probably a love/hate one, I don’t think it will be for everyone. I didn’t expect to like it so was really surprised that I ended up loving it!

      • Ah I hope you enjoy it! Yes, I felt the same way, I will probably read more of Zoraida Cordova even though I wasn’t a massive fan of Incendiary. Oh that’s interesting, I’ll bear that in mind.

  4. ‘The Poet X’ was great, probably the best YA book in verse I’ve ever read. I liked ‘Clap When You Land’ too but somehow the characters didn’t stay with me like Xiomara did.

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