Another TTT courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is…
New To Me Authors I Read In 2018
2018 is the year I really took back reading as a hobby so I have a LOT of new to me authors I read over the course of a year! I suppose I did not realize how many new favorites I acquired over the year until I sat down to do this list! I am listing these authors in no particular order, just the way they pop into my head! Please note, I did not include any authors that had a debut novel in 2018 as they would be new to everyone, I only included authors with published works in 2017 or earlier! Enjoy!
1. Elin Hilderbrand
I was first introduced to Elin Hilderbrand when a colleague gave me The Perfect Couple to read. I. Was. Hooked. Since then I have read Winter In Paradise and bought all of her Winter Street series books I plan on binge reading. I also have another book coming in the mail too. What can I say? I’m into her!
2. David Baldacci
My father LOVES Baldacci. He has read almost every single one of his books and has kept them all. I started off by reading his book The Hit and I couldn’t stop. I am in love with Will Robie and this series. I just finished reading the first book in the series, nothing like reading them out of order or anything, ha. I hope to make a big dent in his books in 2019, especially with the box of 25 or so my dad lent me!
3. Kerry Anne King
I first learned of Kerry Anne King thanks to Amazon First Reads. I read her book Whisper Me This and was blown away. I borrowed I Wish You Happy from the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library and just recently her first book, Closer Home, went on sale on the Kindle so I snatched it up!
4. Ruth Ware
From the same colleague who introduced me to Hilderbrand, I learned of Ruth Ware. She learned I was going on a cruise so she said I had to read The Woman In Cabin 10. Don’t worry, I had no such experiences like this book on my cruise this past summer! I picked up The Lying Game from a thrift store for 97 cents (what a find)!! I can’t wait to read more from her!
5. Jenny Han
Oh Netflix, you were the ones who turned me on to Jenny Han. I *LOVE* to read a book and then watch the movie it was based off of so when I heard about To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before I had to read it. Mistake. As soon as I read that I had bought the next 2 in the series and finished them up within 2 days. All of her other books are on my TBR pile! PS, I loved the book so much I refuse to watch the movie!
6. Iris Johansen
I was on eBay when I stumbled across a book by Iris Johansen called Killer Dreams. LOVED IT! Now I am collecting all of her Eve Duncan books, slowly but surely, and can’t wait to read more from her! When I mentioned I was looking for books by her my grandmother replied with, “Oh, she’s good!” Well thanks for not letting me sooner Gram!
7. Kylie Brant
I learned of Kylie Brant thanks to Amazon First Reads and her book Pretty Girls Dancing. Every month I make sure to get my free book and eventually I get around to reading them. I wish I read it as soon as I bought it as this was a page turner. I cannot wait to read more from her!
8. Sarah Pekkanen
I first read Sarah Pekkanen when I read my very first advance reader copy of The Wife Between Us. I know it was a joint effort with Greer Hendricks but what I did not realize until just recently is that Pekkanen has written novels before! I loved this story and loved what came from her mind, I can’t wait to read more!
9. Fiona Barton
I learned of Fiona Barton thanks to Netgalley and the advance copy I got of The Suspect. I love thrillers and I love an author who can write an amazing one. I will be checking out her previous work for sure.
10. Lisa Wingate
Another colleague turned me on to Lisa Wingate when she lent me Before We Were Yours. The book made me emotional and every now and then I love my heartstrings to be pulled and tugged at when I read. She has a beautiful way with words!
I am amazed with all of the new authors I was exposed to in 2018 and I am excited to see who I will discover in 2019! Although I already have a lot of works by these authors in my current TBR pile, I will be sure to spice things up with new authors too! Any of these your favorite authors as well? Did you discover any of these authors in 2018 as I did too? Thanks for visiting!