Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me-Authors I Loved in 2018

Posted January 22, 2019 by meezcarrie in Best Books 2018, Top Ten Tuesday / 19 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic on Top Ten Tuesday didn’t do it for me, so I’m going back to the one that I missed last week – authors I loved who were new to me in 2018. Some of these are debut authors, but some are authors I simply hadn’t had the occasion to read until last year.

Fair warning, there’s a lot more than 10 lol (I know y’all are shocked)

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What about you? Who were some authors you discovered in 2018 & loved?


19 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me-Authors I Loved in 2018

  1. Although I wasn’t thrilled with the topic, I went ahead and did it. Feel like a failure on many levels — reader fail, reviewer fail, book-pusher fail . . . LOL! Loved your list. Now I have some new authors to check out.

  2. Rebecca Maney

    Liz Tolsma is very high on my want to read. I even bought her books for our church library, but still haven’t read them. “Northern Deception” is in my cart right now. Can’t wait to read that one!

  3. I read Stephenia McGee’s Her Place in Time simply because I loved the cover. She was a new-to-me author, and I enjoyed the story. I have one of Laurie Woods’ books I want to read. For 2019, I want to read more of the authors who aren’t household names, but some of my new ones in 2018 were Annette Irby, Lynn Blackburn, Leslie Ann McDaniel, Betty Thomason Owens, Denise Hunter.

  4. Let’s see, new to me in 2018: Jamie Jo Wright, Andrea Boyd, Georgiana Daniels, Kara Isaac, Glenn Haggerty, Charles Martin, Ronie Kendig, and Joanne Bischof. I can – and in some cases already have – read more my all of them.

  5. Megan

    Love on the Range (Looking Glass Prequel) by Rebecca Nightsong
    Grace Medical series by Candace Calvert
    An Open Heart by Harry Kraus
    Daughter of Liberty (American Patriot series, Book #1) by J. M. Hotchstetler
    Lawfully Treasured (The Lawkeepers) by Jenna Brandt
    A Home for my Heart by Anne Mateer
    The Homecoming (Potter’s House Books, #1) by Juliette Duncan
    Marriage by Arrangement by Anne Greene
    a few authors in the Military K-9 Unit (Love-Inspired Suspense Books) that I hadn’t read before – Maggie Black, Dana Mentik, Valerine Hansen

  6. emilee

    I also Loved J’nell Ciesielski’s debut. I also discovered Charles Martin, Carla Laureano, Cindy K. Sproles and Tessa Afshar. These are my favorites of the 22 new to me authors I read in 2018.

  7. Sylvia M.

    Here are the new-to-me/first-time-read authors of 2018.

    Michelle Griep
    Lauren K. Denton
    Lisa Wingate
    Rachel Fordham
    Jocelyn Green
    Rachel Dylan
    Susan Sleeman
    Kristen Heitzmann
    Michéle Phoenix
    Becca Wilhite
    Jaime Jo Wright
    Joanna Davidson Politano
    Julie Wright
    Carla Laureano

  8. Erin

    New-to-me authors that I found in 2018 that I LOVE:
    C.C. Warrens
    Jaime Jo Wright
    Rachel Fordham
    J’nell Ciesielski
    Kelly Irvin
    Normandie Fischer
    Melanie Dobson
    Carrie Turansky
    Becky Wade
    Jennifer Davids
    Heather Day Gilbert
    Christine Dillon
    Rachel Hauck

    So, I had more than 10 as well. And I have several more on my TBR for this year!

  9. Caryl Kane

    Great list, Carrie! I also loved J’nell Ciesielski’s debut. I enjoyed The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, In the Shadow of Lakecrest by Elizabeth Blackwell, A Murder by Any Name by Suzanne M. Wolfe and a few others.

  10. Thank you for the list. Ordered Vivian Chien’s book on your recommendation (always looking for superior cozies!) and hlad to hear your opinion of Misty Beller. She comes up so many times on Celebrate Lit and I REALLY want to try her. She sounds like what I would enjoy. Then J’nelle Ciesielski!

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