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.
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 Holton — The 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 Jiles — News 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!