This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021. Every year it seems like I discover more and more authors, which only adds to my growing TBR pile. Here are ten I enjoyed the most.
Meagan Spooner: I read her retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Hunted, and I want to read her retelling of Robin Hood, Sherwood. I’m not as interested in the books she co-wrote with Amie Kaufman, though.
Tim Federle: I didn’t expect to love Better Nate Than Ever, but oh my goodness, these books are hilarious and fun. I listened to the audiobooks and Tim narrates them, which makes it even better. I cannot wait for the movie.
Caroline George: Dearest Josephine is one of my favorite 2021 releases. I’ll read anything Caroline writes at this point.
Alwyn Hamilton: I don’t know why it took me this long to read Rebel of the Sands, but I loved it! I want more books by Alwyn.
Lindsay Eagar: I read all of Lindsay’s books in 2021, but Race to the Bottom of the Sea remains my favorite. I’m looking forward to what she reads next.
Julie Eshbaugh: Again, I don’t know why it took me so freaking long to read Ivory and Bone, but I’m glad I did. I want to read Julie’s other books, too. Funny enough, I had one of them on my Goodreads TBR shelf without realizing it was the same author!
Sarah J. Schmidt: Where There’s a Whisk was so much fun that I’m making the teens at the library read it for book club. I’m not as interested in her previous novel, but I’ll definitely consider picking up any future releases.
Renee Ahdieh: Again, I don’t know why it takes me so long to read certain authors, but I’m glad I gave Renee’s The Wrath and the Dawn duology a chance. I’m planning to read her other books soon.
Mindy Kaling: I never, ever would have thought I’d relate to Mindy Kaling so much. But she is hilarious. I listened to two of her audiobooks and it felt like meeting a new friend for the first time. I want more.
C.J. Redwine: Somebody seriously needed to tell me to read C.J.’s Ravenspire books sooner because oh my gosh! I love them immensely. I love the world, the magic, the way she retold each fairy tale. Gosh darn it, I’m so angry that I didn’t read these when they first came out.