Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors in 2017

While I'm still laboring over my Top Ten Books of 2017, I decided to take a break and knock out this week's Top Ten Tuesday, as it's a pretty easy one: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2017. I read a lot of new-to-me authors in 2017, so here are the first ten to come to mind 😉.

(Clicking on a book title will take you to its Amazon page [this is an affiliate link], and clicking on the star rating will take you to my review.)

Carolyn Miller

I read all three of Miller's Legacy of Grace books in 2017. While the first was a bit tough to get into, I ended up loving all three ... and it looks like one will probably make my Best of 2017 list!

Emery Lord

I won Lord's The Start of Me and You in a giveaway, and I loved it so much! It was definitely my favorite contemporary YA read of the year, and I read some great ones ... as you'll see below 🙂.

Kasie West

I've been hearing about West for a while now, but 2017 was when I finally snagged one of her books ... and I think we can safely say I'm addicted! She writes clean YA that's oh so swoony.

Julie Buxbaum

Buxbaum's YA isn't as squeaky-clean as West's, but it's so, so enjoyable. (I'd rate the books at about a PG-13.) Tell Me Three Things is pure fun, while What to Say Next gave me a lot to think about. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more Buxbaum novels.

Jennifer Ryan

Ryan's The Chilbury Ladies' Choir was one of my favorite reads of the year. This epistolary World War II novel is simply captivating.

Joanna Davidson Politano

Politano's debut, Lady Jayne Disappears, was one of the most intriguing books I read last year, and I can't wait to read her next novel.

Lori Benton

I've actually owned one of Benton's novels for a couple years, but my TBR pile is so huge that many non-review books simply never get read. This fall, I reviewed her Many Sparrows, and now I understand why people love her writing so much! I'm hoping to find time to read at least one of her other books in 2018.

Michelle Griep

Griep's The Captive Heart was one of my favorite romances of the year. I haven't read any of her other books yet, but I can't wait to!

Kara Isaac

I wasn't familiar with Isaac prior to reading Can't Help Falling, but when main characters Peter and Emelia met in a wardrobe as she was looking for Narnia, I knew that Isaac was an author I'd love. I've already bought copies of her two other books, and I can't wait to read them!

Catherine Marshall

Though I've known about Catherine Marshall forever, I'd never read Christy until this year!

Have you read any of these authors? Who did you discover in 2017? I'd love to add more authors to my list of those to check out!

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  1. Thanks so much Becky! So glad you enjoyed these stories! 😘

    1. You're welcome! I can't wait for Winning Miss Winthrop :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Aw, yay for all the YA lit love! Kasie is (of course) a 2017 favorite for me too, and when I read Emery's I adored The Start of Me and You. Seeing it on this list reminds me I need to read more of her books. Also, another I cannot wait to read is Kara's!! :)

    1. I actually won Emery's in a Finding Wonderland giveaway, so thanks :-)


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