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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:

 
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
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Mirage by Somaiya Daud
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Anyta Sunday

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.

Helen Hoang

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.

Somaiya Daud

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.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
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American Panda by Gloria Chao
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Ashley Poston

Geekerella was the cutest little nerdy Cinderella retelling, plus it had a penpal romance so naturally I loved it.

Liane Moriarty

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.

Gloria Chao

American Panda was such a cute and funny #ownvoices debut and I’m looking forward to more Gloria Chao.

Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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Alice Oseman

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!

Claire Kann

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.

Holly Black

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.

To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
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Margaret Rogerson

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!

Alexandra Christo

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!

Christina Lauren

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.

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
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Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
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Julian Winters

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.

Jessica Khoury

This wonderfully feminist Aladdin retelling was amazing and I’m hoping we’ll get more Jessica Khoury soon!

Francesca Zappia

Eliza and her Monsters was AMAZING and I loved the mental health rep and the focus on online friendships.

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are any of these authors new-to-you reads as well?

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22 Comments

  1. I *still* need to read “Geekerella.” It’s quite a puzzle to me as to WHY I haven’t yet since I do love a good contemporary re-telling. Also, I’ve heard really good things about Christina Lauren’s stories, and someday I need to pick up “An Enchantment of Ravens” even if only for its gorgeous cover art! 😀

  2. Great ones! I discovered a few of these authors last year too. Love Holly Black! I also loved Margaret Rogerson and am looking forward to her next release.

  3. I’ve liked several of Jessica Khoury’s books, and Liane Moriarty- I LOVED Big Little Lies when I read it! Also Alice Oseman- her book Radio Silence was awesome.

    I’m hoping to try Holly Black soon.
    Greg recently posted…Top Ten New To Me Authors I Read In 2018My Profile

  4. Holly Black and Helen Hoang were new to me last year as well. I still want to read American Panda… it sounds really good!
    Brooke Lorren recently posted…New to Me Authors I Read in 2018My Profile

  5. Oh my goodness there are so many great authors on your list!! I love Christina Lauren and Liane Moriarty. Holly Black and Helen Hoang were new to me too.

  6. Yes so important to keep trying out new authors. 😀
    Annemieke recently posted…New to Me Authors in 2018 / #toptentuesday 171My Profile

  7. I read Claire Kann for the first time last year, too!

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  8. I read Alice Oseman for the first time this year too, sadly I wasn’t as enamoured with her books as you were, I enjoyed Radio Silence but didn’t quite get the hype tbh. I’m planning on reading both Margaret Rogerson and Alexandra Christo’s books this year, so I’m hoping I enjoy them as much as you did.
    Jo recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday #194My Profile

  9. I’m seeing Christina Lauren on quite a few lists. They definitely made an impact on people this year.

  10. I haven’t read Geekerella yet (and didn’t realize it had a penpal romance, so that might move it up on my TBR list), but I fell absolutely in love with Poston’s Age of Iron, so she was on my TTT list this week, too!

  11. Great list! I really liked The Kiss Quotient and The Cruel Prince, Let’s Talk About Love and An Enchantment of Ravens are all on my TBR. I love the sound of Mirage – I’ll have to check it out!
    Jess @ Jessticulates recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday | Best new (to me) authors of 2018My Profile

  12. I still need to read Eliza and her Monsters. I really enjoyed Running with Lions too! And I own Autoboyography so I WILL be reading that one soon. I also want to read a few things by Alice Oseman. Oh, and Big Little Lies! I’m so curious about that. And finally, I’ve read one book by Anyta Sunday I think, but I NEED to read more.

    -Lauren
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  13. I love Holly Black’s books! The Curse Workers trilogy and The Darkest Part of the Forest by her are amazing. *_*

    My TTT post!

  14. I loved Big Little Lies! Also, I listened to Geekerella in audio and it really made it ten times cuter, I think!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  15. AHHH The Forbidden Wish, Eliza, I Was Born For this! I LOVE all of these books and authors so much, I’m so happy to see them in your list <3 <3
    I really need to read Autoboyography, this book sounds so great 🙂
    Happy reading! <3

  16. Ashley Poston and Holly Black were on my list as well!! I just finished re-reading The Cruel Prince and am excited to start The Wicked King <3
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  17. I love Liane Moriarty, although her older books are much better than her two newest, IMHO. Still, I love her writing style. I’m glad you found her and these other authors this year and hope you find lots more to love in 2019!

    Happy TTT!

  18. Yes, read more Liane Moriarty, she’s wonderful!

  19. I’ve heard of some of these, but haven’t read any of these authors. Hoang’s and Lauren’s books would make my wish list. Hope you enjoy your week.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2019/01/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i.html

  20. I loved To Kill a Kindgom . I can’t wait for Christo’s next novel. I read The Forbidden Wish a few years ago and I remember I couldn’t put it down. The world-building was so fascinating. <3

    Happy readings! 😉
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret
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  21. Great list!
    The Cruel Prince was on my list as well.

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