Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Artsy Reader where each week they post a new top ten list and ask fellow bookish folk to share their lists on that topic. This week:
New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022:
I really enjoyed her debut, A Flicker in the Dark last year and her second book All the Dangerous Things was even better! Looking forward to whatever she comes up with next!
Kimi Cunningham Grant
Her writing was beautiful and the story riveting!
I adored Kit McBride Gets a Wife so much! It was a slow burn, sweetly passionate, and made me laugh several times! I'm so excited for the next one: Marrying Off Morgan McBride!
I added Hidden Pictures after seeing that it won Goodreads Best Horror for 2022. I understood why after finishing. My husband and I listened to the audio in one go. Long car ride home. I hope he writes more adult horror/mysteries.
R. J. Jacobs
Always the First to Die had a slasher film vibe to it. Scary but a little bit of fun too. Maybe a little reminiscent of Grady Hendrix? Looking forward to his next book: This is How We End Things.
One Night on the Island was oh-so-lovely romance! Gorgeous writing with clever banter. I adored the quirky and lovable people of this small island.
Kate Forster's writing is beautiful, full of emotion and funny! I enjoyed both but The Upside Down Christmas was my favorite. Must read more from her!
When I figured out where it was headed, wow! What a twist. This was good! I have the audio of her newest, The Girls Who Disappeared from the library. I just need to make time to listen to it!
I've been a fan of Whelan's audiobook narration for a while now so I was pleasantly surprised that she's actually a talented writer as well! Thank You For Listening (which is also narrated by her) was amazing!
Summer on the Island was the first Brenda Novak book I've read even though she's been a popular writer for many years. It was part women’s fiction, part romance with a little bit of danger mixed in and I really enjoyed it! I'm looking forward to her next: The Seaside Library.
I read One Night on the Island last year as well. I enjoyed the characters, I just didn't enjoy the main romantic relationship.ReplyDelete
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
It was a fun cast of quirky characters.Delete
Amy Barry was new to me last year too. I loved that book. Can't wait to return to that world. Whelan and Silvers continue to delight me. I am so glad I had found them both, but Whelan needs to write more booksReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to the new Barry as well.Delete
The Couple at Number Nine sounds interesting.ReplyDelete
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i-discovered-in-2022/
It was good!Delete
So many good authors. Thank you for sharing. RegineReplyDelete
Julia Whelan made my list today, too! Love her books. I also have loved Novak's in the past. Her Whiskey Creek series is so fun!ReplyDelete
I'll have to look that series up!Delete
Kit McBride Gets a Wife looks really cute! My TTTReplyDelete
Claire Douglas was new to me also. I've read Kimi Cunningham Grant, Julia Whelan, and Brenda Novak for a long time.ReplyDelete
Anne - Books of My Heart
Really loving Claire Douglas' new one. I'm listening now.Delete
I love Julia Whelan too. And Brenda Novak!ReplyDelete
Both so good!Delete
Willingham was a new author for me last year, too. And I can't wait to read books by both Amy Berry and Jason Rekulak this year. :DReplyDelete
Hope you can get to them, Lark! I look forward to your thoughts. :)Delete
Great list Rachel. I have read 4 of these and have 3 on my TBR already. Brenda Novak is one of my favourite authors.ReplyDelete
Nice to hear that! I just added another one from her.Delete
For ages I was so confused by Thank You For Listening because I totally thought it was a memoir (as I knew Julia Whelan was an audiobook narrator), I was convinced for ages that it was, until I checked on Goodreads and found out it was a novel!ReplyDelete
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/01/24/top-ten-tuesday-404/
Yes, I can see how you'd think that. It's so good!Delete
Great minds think alike! Both Willingham and Grant are on my list today as well. I've read both of Willingham's and two of Grant's three. I haven't tried any of these others, but it sounds like I need to. If you like them, I probably will too, sounds like.ReplyDelete
I'd like to read more from Grant and Willingham. Nice to hear you've enjoyed them too.Delete
I liked Stacy Willingham but I didn't try her books until this year. I have loved both of Julia Whelan's books! I will have to check out some of these other authors.ReplyDelete
I need to read her debut still.Delete
Yay for new to you authorsReplyDelete
I've enjoyed a few of those authors too. Glad to see Kate Forster on your list 🙂.ReplyDelete
I'd like to read more from her. I really enjoy her writing style. :)Delete
The only one I have heard of is Julia Whelan. But I am happy that all of these authors worked so well for you. Its always so great to discover new authors that just become gold for you.ReplyDelete
Really liked Thank You for ListeningReplyDelete
It was good!Delete
I've read all three of Josie Silver's books and enjoyed them each so much. I love the way she tells a story.ReplyDelete
I'll have to check out her backlist then.Delete
All the spooky ones here are appealing to me :)ReplyDelete
I've really been on a thriller/mystery kick lately!Delete
I forgot about Julia Whelan but I read her for the first time in 2022 as well.ReplyDelete
It was so good! I need to go back and listen to her debut.Delete
Stacy Willingham and Amy Berry are both on my future reading list. Glad to see you really enjoyed their books.ReplyDelete
I discovered Stacy Willingham and Kimmy Cunningham Grant and Julia Whelan (as author) recently too! I loved them instantly!ReplyDelete