Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl that I sometimes join in. This week’s prompt didn’t inspire me though, so I came up with something totally different. Enjoy!
10 Authors I Tried This Year
Ibi Zoboi. She is known for writing contemporary YA fiction, middle grade, and short stories. I read her book Pride, a retelling of the Jane Austen classic featuring an Afro-Latina main character. I also have Black Enough from the library which I hope to get to soon.
Camron Wright. Wright is a local Utah writer who writes inspirational stories based on real life. Both The Rent Collector and The Orphan Keeper were book club picks. His books are great for promoting a good discussion.
Django Wexler. Wow, where has this guy been?! Amazing fantasy writer, versatile and complex stories. I tore through his first two books in The Shadow Campaign series. Fun to follow on Twitter as well.
Becky Wallace. Goodreads has been recommending her to me for years now, and I finally caved. Her YA fantasy duology The Keeper’s Chronicles was solid and original.
Jason Reynolds. I know, he’s huge! But I only knew about his books told in verse and I am NOT a fan. Then I found out about his YA contemporary The Boy in the Black Suit and I was sold. Loved the MC, loved the writing.
L L McKinney. An Alice in Wonderland retelling with Black Girl Magic? Yes, please! I raced through A Blade So Black only to find out that book 2 doesn’t come out until this fall!
Mark Lawrence. Another fantasy writer that everyone seems to know about but me. I’m deep into The Book of the Ancestor series about assassin nuns, but I am not planning on reading his other series. Too dark for me.
W R Gingell. I don’t know why I love this urban fantasy series so much. It’s got a vampire, for Pete’s sake! But I am so anxious to read the next book in The City Between. I love that it’s set in Australia too.
Guy Fraser-Sampson. He is known for a mystery series that combines modern police methods with a Golden Age sleuth feel. If you love classic detective stories, you should check him out, and they’re on Kindle Unlimited.
Rachel A. Collett. I found her Blood Descent series on Kindle Unlimited, and it was another hit. YA fantasy with a nice love story. Unfortunately, only book 1 has been released, but it was very promising!
So those are 10 authors I have discovered this year. Who are you reading? Let me know in the comments!