Today’s Topic: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
I always enjoy discovering new authors I’ve never read before. It’s a bit like receiving a present, when I open it will I like it? Will I not? Will I be surprised. I never know what I will get when I read a new author and that’s half the fun.
Julia Quinn – I’d heard of this author, but never got around to reading any of her books until the Netflix juggernaut that was Bridgerton aired.
Harper St. George – I’ll be honest, the cover alone convinced me to read the first book in this series. But the story inside convinced me to continue and finish the series.
Lyssa Kay Adams – The first book in this series really hooked me, but I didn’t enjoy the others as much. Still the overall premise of a group of men reading romance novels to improve their relationships was a creative one.
Kimberly Duffy – This author quickly earned her place on my must read list with vivid depictions of Colonial India and complex (sometimes unlikeable) characters that captured my attention.
Regina Scott – I wouldn’t have thought a series about National Parks would hold my interest, but the author made the settings come alive.
Natalie Jenner – I couldn’t escape talk of this book early last year. It was everywhere! I did enjoy it enough to make me seek out other titles from Jenner.Stephanie Landsem – I’ve been meaning to read one of Landsem’s books for years. But it was this re-telling of the Prodigal Son story set in classic Hollywood that finally got my attention.
Caroline George – At times I struggled to get through this book. Jumping around three different stories within the book made it hard to maintain my focus. But the revelation of the deeper message the author was creating really wowed me.
Jenn McKinlay – This is the first book I’ve read by Jenn McKinlay, but I was impressed how she wrote a sensitive portrayal of a hero with mental and physical challenges.