Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and each week there is a new suggested topic for bloggers to participate in. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020.
I had a great year of reading in 2020, far surpassing my original reading goal and discovering some great new authors along the way. Partly, this is due to my participation in the Reading Women Challenge, which aims to get everyone reading outside of their comfort zones. In addition, I joined bookstagram in 2020 and this really gave me a lot of book envy and inspiration!
So, without further ado, here are the top new-to-me authors whose work I read in 2020, in no particular order:
1. Lucy Foley
Possibly my favourite new discovery of 2020. I read The Hunting Party last year after having seen it raved about all over bookstagram and I absolutely loved it. Then I was lucky enough to receive The Guest List for Christmas and loved that too. I will definitely be looking out for any new books of hers!
2. Beth O’Leary
I read The Flatshare and The Switch and really loved both. I enjoyed Beth’s easy and humorous style and I would happily read anything written by her.
3. Bernardine Evaristo
Girl, Woman, Other was one of my favourite books of 2020. The writing style was so different from anything I had previously read, and the focus on diverse women and their experiences was really interesting.
4. S. A Chakraborty
I have now read the first two books in Chakraborty’s Daevabad trilogy and I loved both of them. The world-building in this series is incredible and I found myself transported into the magical land of djinns and magical creatures. I can’t wait to read the final book!
5. Glennon Doyle
I have never been one to read self-help books or inspirational books before. But Untamed was a revelation. I particularly enjoyed the audiobook version as it is narrated by the author herself, which lent a very personal touch to all the stories and advice.
6. Elisabeth Gifford
I love historical fiction and The Lost Lights of St Kilda was one of my favourite reads of 2020. I will definitely be looking out for any other books by this author.
I know that was only 6, but I am pleased that my list is made up of only female authors. I am trying to be more conscious about what I read and trying to read works by more diverse authors as well, including more women authors.
What were your top new authors in 2020?
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – New-to-me authors in 2020”
I’m glad you found so many great new authors last year. 🙂
I didn’t love THE GUEST LIST, unfortunately, so I don’t think I’ll go back to Foley. I’m glad you enjoy her books, though, and that you discovered some great new authors in 2020. Here’s to finding even more in 2021!
What exactly is bookstagram? I feel stupid! lol I hope you can stop by:
Oh it’s a community of book lovers over on Instagram. We post photos of hooks and other book-related content and talk about books…
Elisabeth Gifford is a great pick. Lost Lights of St. Kilda is on my TBR, and I was really hoping it’d get a Goodreads Choice nom — I was surprised it didn’t make a bigger splash since I thought she was a decently established author, but maybe not. It just sounds like such a cool and minimally used setting among historical fiction.
It is a great book and I agree a very interesting and different setting. I hope you enjoy it 🙂