Top new-to-me authors I found in 2021!

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When I was making this list, I realized the majority of the authors I read were new to me, at least for novels. All the manga I read pretty much weren’t. So I have nine authors that I found and think are pretty neat today, in no particular order:

Joe Abercrombie I found because of my buddy reads with Zezee @Zezeewithbooks. I really like his gritty, dark style of writing that combines wry humor and sense of utter bleakness.

Jonny Sun I found to have a really nice cute style, though to be fair I’ve only read what is basically a picture book from him. I’d be interested in more.

Grant Morrison and Dan Mora – the author and illustrator respectively I presume – I found last minute in 2021 when I picked this book up as my annual Christmasy read. I really enjoyed this graphic novel and plan on getting the next volume around Christmas next year.

 

Jennifer L. Armentrout I know has been around for a while, but I’d never read anything by her until this year as part of a buddy read. And I gotta tell ya, it’s wild. I was so entertained.

N. K. Jemisin I was really late on the bandwagon for. I know she’s won multiple awards at this point and after reading her Broken Earth trilogy I can see why.

Ruth Ware is one of my first dives into thriller, and I think I picked a good place to start. I really enjoyed her writing and buzzed right through her book.

A. G. Slatter I think is a relatively new author. All the Murmuring Bones was her debut, and with it she’s become an auto-buy author for me. She has a new book coming out this year that I plan on picking up after my ban is over.

Greta Kelly is another debut author that I ended up really liking. I have the second book to her duology already and plan on reading it soon!

Robert Jackson Bennett is not a debut author by any means, so I’m late to the bandwagon on him, but his Founders books have made me wanna read basically everything else he’s written. I’m very pumped about it.


And that’s it! If you’ve read any of these authors, lemme know! Peace!

Top Ten Tuesday: Most read authors

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl!

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic is most read authors. I read a lot of manga, and obviously some of those series are 20 or 30 volumes long, so for the sake of actually mentioning novel authors, I’m going to focus on them specifically.

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At 5 books read…

Rae Carson, George R.R. Martin, and Stephenie Meyer

Rae Carson: The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, short story collection, and Walk On Earth a Stranger

George R.R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire series (5)

Stephenie Meyer: Twilight series (4), The Host

At 6 books read…

Catherine Fisher, Patrick Ness, and Leigh Bardugo

Catherine Fisher: Relic Master series (4), Incarceron duology

Patrick Ness: Chaos Walking trilogy, short story, A Monster Calls, The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Leigh Bardugo: Grisha trilogy, Six of Crows Duology, King of Scars

At 9 books read…

Sarah J Maas

Books 1-4 of the Throne of Glass series, the prequel bind up, and A Court of Thorns and Roses series (4)

At 11 books read…

Naomi Novik

The Temeraire series (9), Uprooted, and Spinning Silver

At 12 books read…

Eoin Colfer

1-7 of Artemis Fowl, 1-2 of Artemis Fowl graphic novels, Supernaturalist, The Wishlist, Airman

At 18 books read…

Robin Hobb

Realm of the Elderlings overarching series (16), The Wilfull Princess and the Piebald Prince, The Inheritance & Other stories short story collection

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And that’s it! This time five years ago, this list would have been every different. Robin Hobb however did I live without you! Happy reading!

Coffee Time: Top read authors

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Today’s post is a follow up of Tuesday’s, which was my top owned author list. These are the ones I’ve actually read. And hey, everyone on today’s list was also on Tuesday’s list so I won’t go into author detail like I did last time. At least I’m consistent, yeh?


J.K. Rowling – 9 books

Naomi Novik – 9 books

Sarah J Maas – 9 books

Robin Hobb – 11 books

Eoin Colfer – 12 books

As you can see, I’m a creature of habit. Writing this makes me want to do an updated series of posts about unfinished series that I will be completing and ones that I won’t. I think it was around this time last year that I posted them, so they’re about due for an update.

If you’ve read any of these authors, do let me know. Happy reading!

Monthly Recs: Auto-Read Authors

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Hello! I’ve decided to pick up a new meme – this one is monthly, so I figured it’ll be doable to keep up with. :”D It’s called Monthly Recommendations and you can find out more about it here if you would like. Basically, they give you a topic each month and you make a post about it. So here is mine, woo.

I have a couple auto-reads that I’d like to mention:


Neal Stephenson

Neal StephensonBook that made me smitten with this author: Snow Crash

Goodreads Synopsis:

In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous…you’ll recognize it immediately.

You should read if: You want a Ready Player One that’s not juvenile, what it could have been if it had been a more fleshed out, character-driven book.

Books I own by this author: Snow Crash, Diamond Age, Interface, Quicksilver, Confusion, System World

Robin Hobb

Robin HobbBook that made me smitten with this author: Assassin’s Apprentice

Goodreads Synopsis:

Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father’s gruff stableman. He is treated as an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in the arts of the assassin. For in Fitz’s blood runs the magic Skill–and the darker knowledge of a child raised with the stable hounds and rejected by his family.

As barbarous raiders ravage the coasts, Fitz is growing to manhood. Soon he will face his first dangerous, soul-shattering mission. And though some regard him as a threat to the throne, he may just be the key to the survival of the kingdom.

You should read if: You want to fall into a 90s fantasy kick for about 6 months…. because that’s what happened when I picked up this book.

Books I own by this author: Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin’s Quest, Ship of Magic, The Mad Ship, Ship of Destiny, Fool’s Errand, Shaman’s Crossing

Naomi Novik

Naomi NovikBook that made me smitten with this author: His Majesty’s Dragon

Goodreads Synopsis:

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.

You should read if: You like fantasy or historical fiction. This is both! It’s so good – so well thought out, so tactical, so heart-twanging! It’s one of my all-time favorites

Books I own by this author: His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Blood of Tyrants, Uprooted

Alan Campbell

Alan CampbellBook that made me smitten with this author: Scar Night

Goodreads Synopsis:

Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel, an assassin, and a psychotic murderer hungry for revenge or redemption. But soon a shocking betrayal will unite all three in a desperate quest…. The last of his line, Dill is descended from legendary Battle-archons who once defended the city. Forbidden to fly and untrained even to wield the great sword inherited from his forebears, he has become a figurehead for a dying tradition. Now he lives a sheltered existence in one of Deepgate’s crumbling temple spires under the watchful eye of the Presbyter who rules the city. Spine assassin Rachel Hael has better things to do than oversee the Presbyter’s angel. Each dark moon she must fight for her life among the city chains, hunting an immortal predator with a taste for blood. But when a traitor brings enemies to Deepgate’s doorstep, Dill and Rachel are forced into an uneasy alliance with the city’s oldest and most dangerous foe. They must journey down into the uncharted chasm to save their sprawling metropolis and themselves from annihilation. Once they descend however, they learn that what lies below is far more sinister than what they’ve been taught to expect.

You should read if: You like steampunk, fantasy, fascinating worlds, anti-heroes

Books I own by this author: Scar Night, Iron Angel, God of Clocks, Sea of Ghosts


I figured instead of me saying ‘AHHH THEY’RE SO GOOD, READ THEM!’ over and over for each author, I’d let the synopses of their works speak for themselves. If you have read any of these authors’ books or plan to, do let me know. :”D Happy reading!