This week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday over at ThatArtsyReaderGirl is authors I read-loved for the first time in 2020. So I took a look back and came up with a few. I initially wanted to avoid debut authors but then decided it was fine…And guessing with tracking(or trying to track) my books better this year, it will be easier to do such posts next year!!
It almost looks like I am repeating my post for my best loved fiction reads (but it is just a little bit different, I promise!)
Ten Authors I Read-Loved For the First Time in 2020
Kim Michele Richardson
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek certainly has me wanting to read more by the woman – that is, Kim Michele Richardson – who wrote this wondrous book! I am leaning towards her The Unbreakable Child for now.
I first Soontornvat’s MG fantasy A Wish in the Dark, and was totally in love with her writing. And then came along All Thirteen that I read as part of the Cybils nonfiction reading. Both wowed me, and both are finalists for the Cybils awards in their categories!!
While I do love some amount of werewolves and witches, I still did not expect to be totally under their spell. But that is what happened when I was done with reading Lobizona, and I simply can’t wait for the next in the series.
While I had heard of Jamieson before, I somehow had never picked up any of her books until When Stars Are Scattered. And now I want to read more by her.
Linda Sue Park
Prairie Lotus has such a sweet and powerful appeal to it; right from the image on the cover to the very beautifully inspiring story within. I simply knew I needed more Linda Sue Park as soon as I was done with this book
The Lions of Fifth Avenue is a book I am yet to review but an author I am going to read again (and re-read too – at least this book!). All her other books sound so very intriguing, so I am asking for help.
Dear readers, if any of you have read her other books, do let me know which one I should pick first?
I had already seen a couple of her books all over social media. But the title of this book – The Book of Lost Names – certainly called to me. And once I started reading, I was lost as well, within this story. I won The Winemaker’s Wife as part of an IG Giveaway thanks to BookRiot midway through last year… And I am definitely getting to it this year!!
Another author whom I had known about earlier, but somehow never actually read other books by her. The Book of Lost Friends ensured I found a few bookish friends (characters I would love to be friends with) I would love to have…
I am thinking I will pick Before We Were Yours by her next. What do you say?
Heather L. Montgomery
How could I not love a book with a title like this? It is certainly surprising… and considering how much I enjoyed ‘Who Gives a Poop?‘, I am definitely going to be reading more by her this year.
How does she do it? That is a question that immediately popped in my mind as I read these books. And these are not her only books out this past year. I glanced at a couple others too though I have not yet read them all the way through but I know I will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed each of these three reads – The Next President and the History Smashers series.
And Then There Are ..
John Rocco, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
I also totally want to read more by John Rocco!! His How We Got to the Moon was totally awesome, and he has a few other nonfiction books that sound so good.
I am yet to review Stamped but suffice to say that reading this meant I want to read more by both these authors. (Well, I had already read Antiracist Baby by Kendi earlier this year!!)
And Now, the End of This Post
Dear reader, which of these authors have you read? Any favorite books by them that you would recommend (other than the featured)? Do let me know.. and any other similar authors and/or reads? As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome..