Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors

Wow, it’s been forever since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday! But I’d like to start participating more regulaly, and this week’s topic is a fun one: ten authors I discovered in 2021 whom I’d like to read more of. It’s always great to discover a new author, especially if he/she has a substantial backlist for me to sink my teeth into!

1. Katherine Center — I love her bright, vibrant book covers so much, and I was delighted to discover that the books themselves are just as enjoyable! I really liked both Things You Save in a Fire and How to Walk Away, and I definitely plan to seek out more of her books.

2. Charlotte Armstrong — I never say no to a vintage mystery, but they tend to vary in quality, so I truly didn’t suspect (pun intended) how much I’d enjoy The Unsuspected! I already have another Armstrong book, The Chocolate Cobweb, on my shelves waiting to be read.

3. Richard Osman — I absolutely devoured the first and second books in the Thursday Murder Club series, and I can’t wait for book #3 to come out!

4. Amor Towles — I’m wary of books that get too much hype, but I truly think A Gentleman in Moscow deserves it all. I’ve already picked up Rules of Civility and hope to get to it soon.

5. Uzma Jalaluddin — I found Hana Khan Carries On a very enjoyable contemporary romance with a new-to-me perspective. Jalaluddin has also written a Pride and Prejudice retelling, Ayesha at Last, so obviously I need to read it as well!

6. India HoltonThe Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels was, for me, sheer delight. The sequel is already on my Amazon wishlist, even though it doesn’t come out until March.

7. Ann Granger — I love a historical mystery, but I feel like a lot of the books out there are pretty cookie-cutter, and the characters are 21st-century people in (not always accurate) period costume. But I really enjoyed Granger’s The Companion and plan to continue with the series.

8. Paulette JilesNews of the World honestly blew me away. I’m a little afraid to try any of her other books, for fear they won’t be as good!

9. Emily Henry — This author has gotten a lot of hype in the past year or two, and after reading People We Meet on Vacation, I can totally see why. I love a smart, well-written rom-com with some truly excellent banter! Henry’s next novel, Book Lovers, comes out in May, and I cannot wait!

10. Anne Gracie — I read a lot of perfectly fine Regency romances, but I hardly ever get excited about a new-to-me author in the genre. However, I loved The Winter Bride so much that I’ve already purchased The Autumn Bride. I really hope I enjoy Gracie’s other books and series as much as TWB!

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