Every year comes with new books and new authors who wrote them. 2017 was no exception. There were a lot of books I read by debut authors or authors I’d never read before. Here are a few that I will definitely be keeping an eye on in the future.
(This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017).
Emily Bain Murphy made her debut in 2017 with her book The Disappearances. At this point, you probably know that The Disappearances was my favorite 2017 read, and six months later, I’m still not over it. I’m already contemplating when I can re-read it…
Kayla Olson also debuted in 2017 with her dystopian novel The Sandcastle Empire. Basically, this book redeemed dystopian stories for me. I cannot wait to read Kayla’s next book, which comes out fall of 2018, This Splintered Silence!
Julie C. Dao caught my attention with her East-Asian retelling/prequel of the Snow White fairy tale, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. The details of her book were amazing, and she did a fantastic job creating a villain but also making her the hero of her own story.
Lisa Maxwell earned my trust when I read The Last Magician, which easily became one of my favorite 2017 books. Now I need to go and read her other books (mainly her Peter Pan retelling) while I wait for the sequel to The Last Magician.
Ryan Graudin‘s Invictus convinced me to finally, finally read Wolf by Wolf, which has been on my TBR list for far too long. I just need to find time to read it. But basically I’m going to read anything Graudin writes because Invictus was awesome.
Stephanie Oakes surprised me with her book The Arsonist, which was this crazy historical-contemporary-thriller-mystery thing. It was so good. I will definitely be keeping an eye on anything else she publishes because this book blew my freaking mind.
Lauren DeStefano swept me away with the first book in her duology, The Glass Spare. This book came in the November Owlcrate box and I’m not sure I would have read it otherwise, but I’m glad I did. I need the sequel ASAP.
Kristen Ciccarelli captivated me with The Last Namsara and all its dragonish glory. I’m counting down the days I can read the sequel/companion The Caged Queen because these books have taken hold of my bookish heart and won’t let go.
Francesca Zappia spoke to the writer in me with Eliza and Her Monsters. I don’t normally read contemporary and enjoy it (though that’s changing), so it was a nice surprise to find a character I could connect with so deeply.
Mackenzi Lee sent me laughing my way through historical Europe with her debut The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I can admire someone who takes a risk and combines history with humor in a beautiful way. I can’t wait for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. It sounds like it’ll be just as much fun to read!
Bonus: This year was the first time I read an Agatha Christie novel, which I actually find quite surprising. I read Murder on the Orient Express, and I freaking loved it. It was a bucket of fun. I’m already looking forward to reading more Agatha Christie mysteries in the future!
What authors did you discover in 2017? Any authors I should keep an eye on? Don’t forget to join the link-up!