Top Ten New favorite authors I discovered this year! Top Ten Tuesday 07/29/2020


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 

This week’s theme is a free one! So I decided to go with ten authors I discovered this year and that became new favorites! 2020 has been kind of a hellish year but I have found new favorite authors!⁠
Gotta find some light in the darkness right?😉⁠

As I have a migraine since Sunday, I’ll keep it simple today with the book title and a favorite quote!

Here are my 10 new favorites and the book I’ve read:⁠

🍂 Elizabeth Acevedo : With the Fire on High (contemorary YA);⁠

“…you can’t control how people look at you, but you can control how far back you pull your shoulders and how high you lift your chin”
― Elizabeth Acevedo, With the Fire on High

🍂 Jen de Luca: Well Met (romcom);⁠

“Ididn’t choose the wench life. The wench life chose me.”
― Jen DeLuca, Well Met

🍂 Beth O’Leary: The Switch + The Flatshare (woman fiction);⁠

“These people. There’s such a fierceness to them, such a lovingness. When I got here, I thought their lives were small and silly, but I was wrong. They’re some of the biggest people I know.” The Switch by Beth O’Leary

🍂 Katherine Center: What You Wish For (woman fiction);⁠

“You’ll never fix all your problems.” “Well, that’s encouraging.” “The point is to be happy anyway. As often as you can.”

🍂 Deborah Harkness: A Discovery of Witches (PNR);⁠

“It begins with absence and desire.
It begins with blood and fear.
It begins with a discovery of witches.”

🍂 Taylor Jenkins Reid: Daisy Jones and the Six + The Seven Husbands of Evelyne Hugo (Historical fiction);⁠

“Passion is…it’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive.”
― Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six

🍂 Jennifer Estep: Kill the Queen (Fantasy);⁠

“The day of the royal massacre started out like any other.
With me doing something completely, utterly useless.”
― Jennifer Estep, Kill the Queen

🍂 Talia Hibbert: Take a Hint Dani Brown (Romcom);⁠

“Because he knew her well enough to realize she’d rather be holed up in here like Gollum, stroking books and murmuring, “My precious.”
― Talia Hibbert, Take a Hint, Dani Brown

🍂 Emily Henry: Beach read (woman fiction);⁠

“If you swapped out all my Jessicas for Johns, do you know what you’d get? Fiction. Just fiction. Ready and willing to be read by anyone, but somehow by being a woman who writes about women, I’ve eliminated half the Earth’s population from my potential readers, and you know what? I don’t feel ashamed of that. I feel pissed.”
― Emily Henry, Beach Read

🍂 Simone St James: The Sun Down Motel (horror)⁠

“I took my glasses off and set them to the table… The world went pleasantly blurry, and I didn´t have to see the details anymore.”
― Simone St. James, The Sun Down Motel

All are recommendations from me to you! Have you read some of these? What new favorite author did you discover this hellish 2020 year?

Thanks for reading!


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35 Replies to “Top Ten New favorite authors I discovered this year! Top Ten Tuesday 07/29/2020”

  1. This list makes me smile because so many of these are my favorites too. 🙂

  2. Great list Sophie! Jen Deluca made my list as well!

    1. Yess! I can’t wait for her next book!

  3. Ahh what a fantastic list! I love love loveeeee Taylor Jenkins Reid so very much, I can’t wait to read all of her books, I loved Daisy and Evelyn so much. And YES! I read With the Fire on High just recently and adored it. <3

    1. I am now smitten with TJR too Marie!

  4. I’ve only read Deborah Harkness, you have a great list here and its not helping me not buy books! There are some really good titles on your list!

  5. Elizabeth Acevedo and Taylor Jenkins Reid are two of my favorite authors too!

  6. Ahhh I need to read so much more from Elizabeth Acevedo!! I finally read An Ember in the Ashes this year too so I want to read more from Sabaa Tahir

    1. I hope you will!!

  7. A little over halfway through the year and you’ve already got 10!!! You know you’re having a good reading year then! 😀

    1. Exactly Lashaan!

  8. I’ve got several of these and need to get to them. And I’m curious about some of the others you’ve shared too. You always add to my wish list!

    1. Well then my job is done Laura! :-))

  9. I have The Sundown Motel at home in hardcover. Maybe I’ll try and bump that one up!

    1. It’s amazing Wendy!

  10. Deborah Harkness – such a fan of that series!

    1. Yes!! I love it so much!

  11. Great post!!! I looove TJR her writing is phenomenal! You should read One True Loves if you haven’t that one is so good!

    1. I will Carolina!!! Promise!

  12. I’ve read both Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books you’ve listed and enjoyed them both (adored Evelyn in particular!) She’ll probably be an auto-read author for me now forever more.

    1. Same Gerry!!!

  13. Great topic! I also discovered Simone St. James this year, I thought The Sun Down Motel was a blast!

    1. It was you who convinced me to read it Mogsy!

  14. Quite a lot of thoses i’ve been wanting to read! But Well met is currently the only one that I own so far

    I loved each and every quotes you picked!! but this one is probably my faved;
    “I took my glasses off and set them to the table… The world went pleasantly blurry, and I didn´t have to see the details anymore.”

    1. I loved that one too! And for someone nearsighted, that’s amazing! A perk, finally! LOL

      1. Yess ahaha

  15. I love this idea! I also really want to read Taylor Jenkins Reid and Simone St. James. Awesome list:-)

  16. Tanya Atkinson says: Reply

    I’ve only read De Luca’s debut (obviously, since that’s all she’s published LOL) but I’m excited for her second book. And TJR is definitely one of my favorites. I’ve read 4-5 by her now and have loved them all.

    1. I can’t wait for her second book either Tanya!

  17. I actually read 6 of these and I concur — wonderful books!

    1. Thank you Sam!

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