Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s all about those authors I read for the very first time in 2018. And I must say, while compiling this list it came to my attention that I greatly enjoyed EVERY SINGLE ONE of these books! So it was definitely worth it to try some new authors, even though it usually scares me just a little bit.
For sure that’s a sign to keep on trying new authors because you never know when you could discover your new favorite!
Here are all the new-to-me authors I read in 2018:
Rock by Anyta Sunday is a slow-burn m/m romance which I stumbled upon through a romance recommendation booktube video and I loved it. Will definitely check out more by Anyta Sunday when I’m in an m/m romance mood.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang won best romance of 2018 and for good reason. This gender-swapped Pretty Woman romance with an autistic heroine (#ownvoices) was so good I read it in one sitting.
I loved this Arabian-inspired sci-fi story about a girl kidnapped because she looks exactly like the much-hated invader princess and is forced to serve as her decoy in fear of an assassination attempt.
Geekerella was the cutest little nerdy Cinderella retelling, plus it had a penpal romance so naturally I loved it.
Big Little Lies was my first Liane Moriarty and I loved it so much I immediately watched the TV show as well (highly recommend). I definitely want to check out more Liane Moriarty.
American Panda was such a cute and funny #ownvoices debut and I’m looking forward to more Gloria Chao.
I can’t believe I only read Alice Oseman this year, but you can be sure I’ll check out her other books as well, because I Was Born For This was perfection!
I picked up Let’s Talk About Love because I was interested in the biromantic ace representation and I ended up loving the book so much. I’m already excited for the new Claire Kann book coming out this year.
Yes, I admit I only read a Holly Black book this year. But The Cruel Prince was one of my favorite reads of the year, so I call it a win.
An Enchantment of Ravens was the last book I read in 2018. I loved the exquisite and unique worldbuilding, though I wanted just a bit more development in the romance department. Really liked it overall though!
Killer sirens and pirate princes, wow! This debut novel definitely blew me away and I’m keeping an eye on anything Alexandra Christo writes next!
I know, I know, I’ve been calling myself a romance lover and yet I only discovered Christina Lauren last year… I read both Roomies and Autoboyography by them, but though I liked Roomies, I ADORED Autoboyography.
Who knew I’d ever read a book about soccer? Not me, that’s for sure. But Running With Lions also had adorable friendships and a chemistry-filled friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romance that got me hooked.
This wonderfully feminist Aladdin retelling was amazing and I’m hoping we’ll get more Jessica Khoury soon!
Eliza and her Monsters was AMAZING and I loved the mental health rep and the focus on online friendships.