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Today’s Top 10: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021
- Lauren Layne. I discovered her when I read To Sir With Love.
2. Vanessa King. I discovered her when I read A Certain Appeal.
3. Sajni Patel. I discover her when I read First Love, Take Two.
4.. Julie Murphy. I discover Julie Murphy when I read When the Shoe Fits.
5. Emma Lord. I discovered her when I read When You Get the Chance.
6. Abby Jimenez. I discovered her when I read Life’s Too Short.
7. Helen Hoang. I discovered Helen Hoang when I read The Heart Principle.
8. Delia Owens. I discovered her when I read Where the Crawdads Sing.
9. Lia Louis. I discovered her when I read Eight Perfect Hours.
10. Roni Loren. I discovered her when I read Yes & I Love You.
Have you discovered any new authors? Comment below!
Great list! Does To Sir with Love by Lauren Layne have anything to do with the film or the song?
No, it doesn’t. But it’s good in it’s own way.
Sadly, I haven’t read any of those authors, but the books look fun.
Thank you Kami. There are so many books out there and so many authors!
I have When the Crawdads Sing in my tbr. She’s one I hope to discover in 2022.
I hope you love it as much as I did.
Such a great list! Many of these are in my tbr! I was thinking reading eight perfect hours but by then, Christmas was long gone, so I’ve decided to push this to read this year’s December. 😄
Eight Perfect Hours was so good. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it..
I love both Helen Hoang and Roni Loren! Fun that they made your list. 🙂
Thank you Lark!
I highly recommend Lia Louis’s Dear Emmie Blue if you haven’t read it. It was my first by Lia Louis and I loved it. I haven’t read anything by the other authors you mention but I have a few of them on my TBR pile. Thank you for sharing!
I will check out Dear Emmie Blue for sure, I’ve heard so much about it.
Nice list! I loved TWEET CUTE, but I haven’t read anything else by Lord. I need to. EIGHT PERFECT HOURS is one I meant to read last year and never got around to. I plan to remedy that this year. Julie Murphy is an author I’ve been meaning to try as well. I’m glad you found some new authors to love in 2021!
Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!
Thank you Susan. I think you’d like Eight Perfect Hours.
I’ve loved Lauren Layne since 2015! Her books are some of my top favorites!
She’s so good, I’ve now read 2 of her books and just love her writing style.
First Love, Take Two sure sounds good.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i-discovered-in-2021/
Thank you, it really was a good book.
Great list Wendy. Emma Lord and Julie Murphy were also new to me this year. Several others I have read before, but there are a couple I will be checking on and adding to my Authors to watch for list.
Thank you Carla, I love how we learn about new authors from visiting each other’s blogs.
Julie Murphy and Emma Lord were new to me too. Excellent list ❤️
Thank you Tessa!
Interesting post! I think our newly expanded digital world has gifted us with more new authors.
It sure has, Linda!
I was gifted Where the Crawdads Sing so I will be reading it at some point in time 🙂
I hope you enjoy it Cindy.
I do so much want to pick up Crawdads soon. One author I tried last year and enjoyed was George bellairs
Thank you Mallika! I hope you pick up Where the Crawdads Sing, it was very good
Great list! I have only read two of these authors but I do see a couple books I want to try!
That’s great Joanna!
Great list! I plan to write this post later this week.
Thank you Yesha!
I loved Life’s Too Short and The Heart Principle!
Thank you! Yes, I sure loved them both too.
There were so many new authors to me last year. I think it was probably the first year where I read more new authors than sticking to my established favourites. A Great list.
Thank you Janette!
I haven’t read any of these authors yet, but they do look good 😊 I still need to read eight perfect hours 💕
Thank you Jenny!
Several of these authors were new to me too in 2021. I’ve fallen in love with Lia Louis and Abby Jimenez and have read other books written by them and highly recommend those too Wendy! Thanks for sharing!
Yes, I know I want to read Abby Jimenez’s backlist, but I didn’t realize Lia Louis has one too!
I absolutely adore Abby Jimenez. So many great books and authors in this list 😍
Thank you Rae!