TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish
and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
Happy Tuesday, guys! Last year, I read 57 books and 31 of them were from authors that were new to me. The main reason why they became my instant favorites is because of their engaging story and unique wiritng style. In no particular order, here are my ten new-to-me authors.
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1. Sabaa Tahir
I love her writing so much that I ended up binge-reading An Ember in the Ashes book 1, 2, and 3.
2. Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poet X is her debut novel. I really love and admire her works. You can watch her perform her poetries here.
3. Ayobami Adebayo
Her debut novel, Stay With Me, was one of my favorites last year. I instantly fell in love with her writing and story.
4. Ottessa Moshfegh
Her book, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, was definitely one of the addicting books I read. I recently finished her first book, McGlue, and sadly I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to. But this didn’t stop me from wanting to read her other novels.
5. Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale was one of the very few books that earned a perfect star rating from me. The story is so beautiful, heartbreaking and inspiring.
6. Karl Ove Knausgaard
I read Winter and Spring (both from his authobiographical quartet) last year and totally enjoyed them. His short essays are brilliant!
7. Melissa Broder
Bizarre, dark, and unique are the words to describe her writing. My first read from her was The Pisces.
8. Raina Telgemeier
I was in the mood for some light and short read when I stumbled on her books. Smile was a very relatable read for me. Also, she’s an author and an illustrator! How great is that?
9. Celeste Ng
She was one of the authors that has been on my tbr list an dI’m so happy that I’ve finally read one of her works. Little Fires Everywhere is definitely a must-read.
10. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I admire this woman so much and her essay, We Should All Be Feminists, is such an eye-opener.
Have you read any books from these authors? Share your TTT link on the comment! ♥
13 thoughts on “New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018”
What did you like most about The Poet X? I still haven’t had a chance to read it, but I would like to soon.
This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.
I loved almost everything in this book. The message is very powerful and inspiring. It’s actually written in poetry format so it’s quite an easy and fast read. 🙂
I haven’t read any Sabaa Tahir, but I’m hoping to change that this year!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/top-ten-tuesday-194/
Thanks for sharing your link. 🙂 I’m now her fan.
Smile sounds good! Thanks for visiting my post at Long and Short Reviews!
No problem. ♥
I really hope to read The Poet X sometime soon!
Let me know what you think about it once you read it. ♥
WOW! That’s a lot of new authors. I love Kristin Hannah’s two newest books, THE NIGHTINGALE and THE GREAT ALONE. I haven’t tried any of her older ones. I’ve read a few of Telgemeier’s graphic novels with my daughter. She’s a big fan!
I’m currently listening to the audiobook edition of The Great Alone. 🙂 Telgemeier’s works are really great. So happy your daughter loves her. ♥
I haven’t read any of the authors on your list but I have heard of them! I really want to read The Poet X, I’ve heard really good things about it.
I also think it’s awesome that you’ve read so many new authors! I hope you read many more new ones in 2019!
Tina @ As Told By Tina
Yes please. It’s really a great book. ♥ Thank you! It’s one of my 2019 goals again. Hopefully, I get to read more POC authors this year.