Happy Top Ten Tuesday, everyone!

One of the best things about starting this book blog is the opportunity to read books that I never thought I would read before. There are so many genres I tried in 2018. And so many new books I totally fell in love with (here’s looking at you, ACOMAF). I think this is one of the things I’m most excited about in 2019, too! New authors, new books, new experiences!

For those of you who are not familiar, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl where she assigns a new topic each week and posts a top ten list to follow that theme.

Today’s theme is new to me authors in 2018! There are a lot of new authors that I really enjoyed in 2018 – both debut and experienced. I’m happy to say that all of these authors are one’s that I definitely will be on the lookout for in the future!

There’s no particular order to these authors and I’ll link any reviews to their books that I have up if you care to take a look!

Becky Albertalli Author Photo - The Contented Reader
Tahereh Mafi Author Photo - The Contented Reader

Becky Albertalli // I read Simon vs. the HomoSapiens Agenda for the first time in anticipation for the movie release. And I thoroughly enjoyed it! I also read What If It’s Us and loved it! She’s such an enjoyable writer.

Tahereh Mafi // I read A Very Large Expanse of Sea in October and totally loved it. It’s a beautiful story and Mafi’s writing is beautiful. I want to dive into her middle grade series next!

Marie Lu Author Photo - The Contented Reader
Sarah J. Maas Author Photo - The Contented Reader

Marie Lu // I read Warcross when it was released in 2017. But to be honest, I didn’t really remember it. So I re-read it in 2018 in anticipation of WildcardI thoroughly enjoyed this duology and am looking forward to reading more of her books!

Sarah J. Maas // I can’t believe I never read any of Maas’ books before 2018. Special shoutout to my cousin, Maddie, for introducing me to her. I absolutely love and adore her writing. Obviously, my favourite is the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. But I’m also slowly making my way through the Throne of Glass series!

Kasie West Author Photo - The Contented Reader
Sabaa Tahir Author Photo - The Contented Reader

Kasie West // I read Love, Life and the List in the beginning of 2018 and really enjoyed her writing style. I now want to read all of her backlist books because I just love to read contemporary romance. I’m hoping to get to more in 2019!

Sabaa Tahir // Tahir totally ripped my heart out and put it back together with An Ember in the Ashes. I can’t believe I didn’t read her books until last year. I quickly followed up with the rest of the books and can’t wait to post my reviews for them!

Adam Silvera Author Photo - The Contented Reader
Neal Shusterman Author Photo - The Contented Reader

Adam Silvera // I’ve never read any of his solo books, but I did read What If It’s Us and it’s such a cute contemporary. I loved his chapters.

Neal Shusterman // I read Scythe in 2018 and while it isn’t my favourite book ever, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Shusterman is excellent at creating a dystopian world. I definitely want to get to Thunderhead at some point!

Jenny Han Author Photo - The Contented Reader
Holly Black Author Photo - The Contented Reader

Jenny Han // I read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before as part of a read-a-long hosted by Flavia! It is such a cute contemporary and I’m so glad I read it before the release of the Netflix movie. I got the next two books for Christmas so I’m excited to continue!

Holly Black // I read The Cruel Prince last year. And while I didn’t love it as much as everyone else, I did enjoy it. I also got to read The Wicked King early and I’m happy to say it was much better than the first!

These are just some of the new to me authors. I also really want to give an honourable mention to Helen Hoang. I loved her debut SO much and am super excited for The Bride Test. I’m so excited to see the new authors that 2019 brings! I have a lot of backlist books that I’m hoping to get around to this year. So here’s hoping I find some new authors to love!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Let’s Chat in the Comments!

Are any of these authors your favourite? Which authors were new to you in 2018? Are there any books by new to you authors in 2019 that you want to read?

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Victoria @ The Contented Reader

Avid reader and tea drinker. I read and review young adult books on my blog, The Contented Reader!


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