Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday - New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020


Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week the topic is 
New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020


 I read quite a few books by new-to-me authors in 2020, so here are my ten picks . . . 



1. Margaret Rogerson

(Sorcery of Thorns)

This was one of my favourite reads of 2020 and I definitely want to read more books by the author.

Read my review here.



2. Alix E. Harrow

(The Ten Thousand Doors of January)

Read my review here.



3. H.G. Parry

(The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep)

I really enjoyed this one and liked that it's set in New Zealand, which was where I was when I read it.

4. June Hur

(The Silence of Bones)

I really liked the mystery element and the setting of 1800s Korea (then Joseon).

Read my review here.

5. Beth O'Leary

 (The Flatshare)

Contemporary novels are hit or miss for me, but I really enjoyed this. I especially liked the mentions of crochet as I started crocheting last year. The romance was lovely and I liked both Tiffy and Leon.

6. Kester Grant

(The Court of Miracles (A Court of Miracles, #1))

 This was an interesting take on Les Mis and I really liked the themes of family and friendship.

Read my review here.



7. Erin Morgenstern

(The Night Circus)

I had been putting off reading this for so long because of the hype, but I finally got to it in 2020. While I did enjoy this I wasn't blown away, but I am interested in reading more by the author.

8. Christina Lauren


This is another book that had been on my TBR for a long time. I have mixed feelings about this book - I liked the diversity and Tanner's relationship with his parents, but I was not a fan of the romance and there wasn't much plot.

9. Sherry Thomas

(The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan)

I wasn't sure what to expect from this, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. I liked the politics, history, representation and themes in this.

10. Leah Johnson

(You Should See Me in a Crown)

I listened to the audiobook for this and enjoyed it. I would definitely read more books by the author.

What new-to-you authors did you read books by last year?



  1. I really enjoyed A Sorcery of Thorns, too! I definitely need to read The Silence of Bones, and I'm already looking forward to the author's upcoming book, as well!

    Here's my TTT post.

  2. Alix E. Harrow made my list this week, too! I'd really like to try The Silence of Bones and Sorcery of Thorns.

  3. Good list! I loved The Flat Share

    Lisa at https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2020/

    1. Thanks! I really want to read The Switch by Beth O'Leary soon. Hopefully I like it as much as The Flatshare.

  4. I've heard good things about You Should See Me in a Crown.

    My post.

  5. I enjoyed THE NIGHT CIRCUS when I read it, too. I need to read the author's new book.

    Glad you found some new authors to love in 2020. Happy TTT!

    1. I definitely want to read The Starless Sea soon. I hope you like it!

  6. Harrow made my list, too! That book was so good! ANd I'm glad you found CL, too. Love them!

  7. I'm glad you found some new authors to enjoy! I hope you can stop by: