Top Ten Tuesday: (Five) New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Created by and with thanks to That Artsy Reader! This week’s theme is all about celebrating discovering new authors–and as I made a real effort last year to read new books instead of just rereading old favourites (though didn’t we all need that in 2020?), I have some great new-to-me authors to share!

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1. Becky Albertalli
I know everyone in the entire YA world already knows how great Becky Albertalli is, but I read Simon for the first time in 2021, and I am now on a mission to read everything else she’s ever written. Her books are a delight!

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2. Alix E. Harrow
I went into The Once and Future Witches thinking I knew exactly what to expect–and then it took me out at the knees at every stage. It was one of my top reads of 2021 for just that reason, so I’m looking forward to reading more Alix E. Harrow soon!

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3. Emily Henry
Ditto everything I wrote about Alix E. Harrow, except swap magic for romance. That’s it.

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4. Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Ditto ditto, except swap being emotionally suckerpunched for being delighted.

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5. Sally Thorne
I read a lot of romance last year–I needed something cheery and light–and this was probably the most hyped. It had a really bingeable quality about it, so I can’t wait to check out her other books!

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What authors did you discover last year?

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    1. Absolutely agree! And ha, I feel that way about most authors, always the last to know–Beach Read was my favourite Emily Henry, though fair warning it’s not as fluffy as the title or cover would suggest! (Though I was surprised that that made me like it even more? That is not my usual pattern!)

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  1. Becky Albertalli is one of my favorites! Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-new-to-me-authors-of-2021/.

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    1. I’ve not read any of Harrow’s short work, but I’m definitely interested to now! And YES to Silvia Moreno-Garcia too, very excited to read more by her after adoring Mexican Gothic!

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  2. I’m not as crazy about Becky Albertalli as most other people are, but I enjoyed ‘Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.’ It was definitely my favorite out of the books I’ve read by her (I also read ‘The Upside of Unrequited’ and ‘Leah on the Offbeat.’)

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