#TopTenTuesday 10 New Authors I Discovered In 2021

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021. Here are just ten of the authors whose books I read for the first time last year, many with backlists for me to explore.

Lesley Glaister, author of Blasted Things
Edward Carey, author of Little

Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures
Ingrid Persaud, author of Love After Love

 

Claire Keegan, author of Small Things Like These
Brian Keaney, author of The Alphabet of Heart’s Desire

 

Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory
Anne Holt, author of A Memory For Murder

 

Nadifa Mohamed, author of The Fortune Men
Christy Lefteri, author of Songbirds

Which new authors did you discover in 2021?


#TopTenTuesday Thankful For…Lovely Author Feedback

TTT-10BirthdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

The rules are simple:

Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week is slightly different as we’re invited to celebrate the 10th birthday of Top Ten Tuesday by choosing a favourite past topic or one we missed.  I only discovered Top Ten Tuesday once I started my book blog, so I’ve decided to highlight some of the lovely feedback I’ve received from authors that has made my experience such a positive one. It’s a variation on the previous Top Ten Tuesday topic, Thankful For…

Do check out my reviews of their brilliant books as well by following the link from the title. Hey, why not even put them on your shopping list for when you resume bookshop visits.


I Am Dust by Louise Beech

When We Fallby Carolyn Kirby

The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott

The Mermaid’s Call by Katherine Stansfield

Wicked By Design by Katy Moran

Razia by Abda Khan

Aurelia by Alison Morton

Beyond The Thirty-Nine Steps: A Life of John Buchan by Ursula Buchan

The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea

The Phoenix of Florence by Philip Kazan

Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

 

Okay, I know there are eleven but who’s counting when you get such lovely comments.