Every single one of us hates it when people asks us what our favorite book is, who our favorite author is. My first reaction will always be “in what genre?”, although even that doesn’t really help narrowing things down most of the time. When being asked what authors I discovered? Let’s just say it isn’t a very easy question to answer either!
But.. Since I felt like I should at least try torturing myself – see what I do for you guys?! – I’m actually sticking to this week’s TTT-topic for once! Although I am narrowing it down to authors I discovered and love.
Without further ado, here are my “New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2018”!
All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out!
Let’s start by saying I’m not focusing on 2018-releases all that much – at least.. I don’t mean to! Actually, I’m pretty sure most of the books in this post are older releases, which makes this even more beautiful, really. It shows how you don’t have to stick to new releases and new authors to discover amazing books!
I know it might be cheating to put Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight on here since I did read Illuminae in 2017, but since that one’s co-written, I’m still counting him as a new-to-me author! His writing by itself is so different compared to The Illuminae Files that I feel I can do this without feeling bad about it, haha.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder is one of the books that left a huge mark on me. I loved the deaf / mute rep in that one and I honestly can’t wait to read more of Sara Barnard’s work. I already have some on my TBR!
Then we have these five. I think the most surprising of the bunch is Eva Chase. 2018 is the year I discovered reverse harem and I’m hooked. I haven’t read nearly as much in the genre as I want to, but she’ll always be the author who introduced me to it and, for that, she deserves a spot on this list.
Jessica Park’s 180 Seconds broke me – twice – in 2018, since I actually reread it not even six months after reading it the first time. I still need to get my hands on her older work, but I will eventually! No doubt!
Starfish and The Exact Opposite of Okay are both books with important themes, at least to me. Bullying, mental abuse and strong female characters finding themselves. So much yes! I cannot wait to read more of these authors. And as for Natasha Ngan? As if I cannot put that book on here. I’d love to read more!
What do you think? Do we have any of these authors in common?
Are there genres you discovered in 2018 and want to read more of?
What are some new favorite authors of yours?
Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!