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January 26, 2021

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Happy Tuesday and welcome to another TTT! I almost missed making this post because I got all caught up in Animal Crossing. I know, I know... I'm addicted. Whatever! I've finally got a 5-star island and I intend to keep it that way!! Anyhoozits... This meme is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's TTT theme is New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020. I actually found more than 10 new-to-me authors last year, but the following are the ones that gave me the best reads of the bunch!

So here they are, in alphabetical order:

Christi Barth

I found her through her romantic comedy novel, Tempting the Prince. It's a forbidden, royal romance that introduced me to a cast of characters that I couldn't help but fall in love with.

Giana Darling

Although I first tried her work in an anthology, I didn't get to read any of her books until last year. I just knew that I had to try her out. And I'm glad I did. Lessons in Corruption was an age-gap romance that hit me just right lol

Hazel Grace

OMG, this author blew me away with her Little Mermaid retelling in Siren. I'm a huge fan of retellings and this one was done extremely well.

Leigh Bardugo

This author has been on my to-read list for a very long time. I've even got many of her books on my shelves. So when I finally got the chance to read from her, I grabbed it and Wonder Woman: Warbringer was better than I expected. I'm definitely going to be reading more from her.

Lexi C. Foss

When I read Winter's Arrow, a Snow White retelling, I was hooked on this author's words. I've read plenty of her books since, many of them back-to-back, and I can't get enough. For fans of paranormal romance, she is a must-read!

Marissa Meyer

Whoa whoa whoa! If you haven't read The Lunar Chronicles, you are missing out! After reading Cinder, I needed to read the entire series (which I loved) and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. Good thing I have more of her books on my shelves.

N.J. Walters

I couldn't find an image for this author, but it doesn't even matter because her work speaks for itself. I first found her through Fury Unleashed and I have absolutely no regrets. She writes some of the most amazing paranormal romance I've ever had the pleasure to read. Honestly, with her Forgotten Brotherhood series, she's been put on my must buy list!

Penny Dee

After reading Off Limits, a sweet mc romance of forbidden love, I knew I wanted more of what this author had to offer. And I'm glad to continue reading her books.

S.T. Abby

Also known as C.M. Owens and Kristy Cunning, she has been recommended to me time and time again. When I finally read The Mindf*ck Series, I finally understood what everyone wanted me to know. It sucks that she's no longer writing :(

Sarah J. Maas

Okay, so here's the deal... I've got a ton of this author's books sitting on my shelves. Seriously, I've got the Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses series sitting there, collecting dust. So when I got the chance to read House of Earth and Blood, her attempt at a more mature content, I grabbed it. And loved it. OMG did I love it. So yeah, I'll be getting to those books on my shelves as soon as possible.

There were other authors who I discovered in 2020 who were also great and who I will read from again - Erin Trejo, Stacey Marie Brown, D.B. Reynolds, S.M. Soto and Jeff Pollak.


Have you read from any these authors before? Am I the only one to discover them in 2020? I'm usually the last to do things in this crazy bookish world.

Who did you find in 2020? Please tell me in a comment below or leave the link to your own TTT post if you have one. Happy reading!!


xo, Natalie

26 comments

  1. It is always great to find a new author that you want to read more of! I Hope you can stop by:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2021/01/top-ten-tuesday-2020-new-to-me-authors.html

    Colletta

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  2. Christi Barth’s work sounds interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  3. Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J Maas are both authors whose books I love! If you liked her adult book, you will probably like the A Court of Thorns and Roses because they're really adult books too, even though they're shelved as YA, the content is definitely more Adult.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-300/

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    1. Then I'm looking forward even more to reading the series :) Thank you!

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  4. Marissa Meyer is on my list this week as well! I love SJM and Leigh Bardugo as well. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/01/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i.html.

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  5. I met Leigh Bardugo's writing in Six of Crows when that book came out. She's so talented. I haven't read Meyer myself, but my daughter has been devouring her books this past month.

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    1. The Lunar Chronicles was an amazing read. All of the books, all of the characters, the writing... so good. I hope you read them after your daughter does :)

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  6. I really need to read Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles. I have all the books sitting on my shelf just waiting to be read!

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    1. Yeah, I had them collecting dust for years and finally just did it. And I'm so glad I did and yet so pissed I waited so long lol

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  7. Maas and Meyer are two I've heard good things about, but just haven't tried yet. :(

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    1. Well, whenever you do, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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  8. Siren is definitely going on my TBR pile. I always love a good retelling or a play on fairy tales, so that sounds brilliant.

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  9. I'm happy that you discovered so many wonderful new authors last year. Let's hope 2021 goes just as well.

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  10. Marissa Meyer was an author that I also discovered last year. I haven't read her Lunar Chronicles series yet, but I do recommend her Renegades series!

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    1. I definitely want to read the Renegades series! I hope you end up reading the Lunar Chronicles and fall in love with the characters (and writing) as much as I did :)

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  11. The Lunar Chronicles is a great series! I enjoyed it as well. Glad you found her and all these others last year. Here's to more fabulous author finds in 2021.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

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  12. I'm going to go ahead and admit that I haven't read The Lunar Chronicle yet. Why? Pffft ... I dunno. I even bought the books year before last and still didn't get to them last year. xD I definitely want to get to them, though! Definitely need to give Sarah J. Maas a try, too!

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    1. Well, I wish you luck on getting to these books. I know what it is to sit on books forever and ever ;)

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