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Top 10 Tuesday 15th January

on January 15, 2019

Welcome back to another Top 10 Tuesday, originally created by The Broke & the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week our topic is…..

Top 10 New Authors I Read In 2018

  1. Holly Black. I read both The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King in 2018 and am madly obsessed with this series. I’d never read Holly Black before even though I’ve been seeing her name around for quite a few years. I really do need to go back and read some of her backlist while I wait for The Queen Of Nothing.
  2. Holly Ringland. I read Holly’s debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart and it was one of the few books I gave a 10/10 to last year. It’s such a beautiful story and Holly’s writing is just…..incredible. She’s an Aussie living in England (or at least spending a lot of time there) and I hope this book has a lot of success in overseas markets too. And I can’t wait to read whatever she comes up with next.
  3. Dervla McTiernan. The Rúin, first in the Cormac Reilly series gets Dervla McTiernan into my list. I loved this book – and I have the second one, The Scholar sitting on a pile here waiting for me to get to it. It’s an Irish detective series and it just has such atmosphere and Cormac is so interesting.
  4. Jenny Han. Of course 2018 was the year I read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You and Always & Forever, Lara Jean. These books had been on my radar for a while but the Netflix adaptation was the push I needed to finally read the first one, because you have to read the book before watching the movies! This is a super cute series and hopefully they make the other 2 and they’re just as good.
  5. Gail Honeyman. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine made a big impression on me last year – such a powerful story. I really loved it and I am super keen to read Gail’s next book, whenever that may be.
  6. Kelly Rimmer. The excellent Before I Let You Go had me hooked – such an interesting book that explored a really tricky legal restriction and a moral dilemma really well. Kelly has another book coming out very soon, in March I think and I will definitely have that top of my pile.
  7. Helen Hoang. The Kiss Quotient was brilliant. Super funny and really engaging, exactly the sort of book I like to read. And I’m really excited for The Bride Test. I have so many books I’m really excited for this year, from authors that I love so it’s really looking like being such a good reading year!
  8. Christian White. Author of The Nowhere Child. If you’re not Aussie, keep a look out for this one in 2019, because it’s getting published in other markets and it is amazing.
  9. Michelle McNamara. It’s really unfortunate that I’ll never get to read another piece of investigative non-fiction from Michelle McNamara because sadly she passed away, even before her book on the Golden State Killer, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark was published. She did such an amazing job and the way it was written was really incredible.
  10. Hillary Rodham Clinton & Michelle Obama. I’m putting these two together so I can a) fit both of them into my list and b) because they are quite similar in that they are former First Ladies who wrote memoirs. The one I read from Hillary Clinton was What Happened, detailing her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and I read Michelle Obama’s Becoming, a story of her life before and in the White House. I love them both. I hope Michelle Obama writes more in the future and I have other books from HRC to read.

And there’s my list of new authors I enjoyed the most in 2018!


26 responses to “Top 10 Tuesday 15th January

  1. Greg says:

    I’m planning on trying Holly Black with The Cruel Prince and I can’t wait! I’ve been wanting to try her stuff for a while- and Michelle Obama’s book sounds great too.

  2. ChrissiReads says:

    A good year to read Jenny Han! She’s got some fabulous books.

  3. i’m planning to read TCP and TWK this year because i saw them everywhere and it sounds awesome! 😀 also i’ve heard good things about The Kiss Quotient, so i’ll try that one too. Great list!

  4. Holly Black and Helen Hoang were new to me too. Aaah! The Queen of Nothing can’t come soon enough!

  5. I’d read some of Holly Black’s novels before 2018, but The Cruel Prince was the first one that I fell in love with. I’m looking forward to reading The Wicked King, but I had no idea that the third book had a title yet – thank you for giving me that info! I was planning to reread Jenny Han’s novels in 2018, as I’ve never read the third book in the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy and I want to reread the first two before I move forward, but I didn’t have a chance to do that – hopefully I’ll get to them in 2019 instead.

    • I read all 3 of the Jenny Han books in a really short period of time and it was such a good way to do it! I think rereading the first 2 is a great idea before you finally do the 3rd one. There’s just something about The Cruel Prince, isn’t there? It’s one of the books that has just grabbed me!

  6. lydiaschoch says:

    I love Jenny Han’s work. Glad you do, too.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  7. Great list! Holly Black, Jenny Han and Helen Hoang made my list this week too! Happy reading.

  8. This is a great list! I have a lot of these authors and books already on my TBR.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  9. Kyra says:

    My favourite backlist Holly Black books are the Curseworkers trilogy and The Darkest Part of the Forest – so good!

    My TTT post!

  10. ich lese says:

    Holly Black is on my list of must-reads – everyone has her books on top ten lists! I just finished The Kiss Quotient a few days ago and loved it! I can’t wait for her second book to come out.

  11. Holly Black was a new author for me as well! I haven’t read books from any of the authors on your list, so I might have to change that. I’d really like to read Michelle Obama’s book!

    • Michelle Obama’s book is really interesting. Like I’m not American but my focus on her was intelligent woman, now First Lady. But this really showcases how I think she dampened down her own ambitions, the way she wanted to make a difference herself, in order to support Barack Obama and it’s really amazing. I hope she gets her time now, to do what she dreams of. They just seem like such a really fun couple.

  12. Some new authors to learn more about here, but I agree entirely about McNamara’s book — it was just riveting!

  13. Some seriously great picks here! I’m so glad you got to all of these authors last year. I felt similarly about Holly Black–The Cruel Prince really blew me away! I can’t wait to read The Wicked King. Also, love Jenny Han!

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