Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

Top Ten New To Me Authors I Read in 2017

Thanks to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting TTT this week. 

I enjoyed going back through my list of complete books to see authors that were new to me this year. Here are some that I have mentioned before, but others I haven't talked about much on the blog.  A few have announced books coming out in 2018 that I am already looking forward to!

Karen White- I don't know why I hadn't read her before, but I loved these two book. Reviews here and here.  I'm hoping to get through some of her older books that have been on my TBR in 2018.  She also has a new one coming out this summer!

Georgia Hunter- Her debut book  We Were the Lucky Ones was UNBELIEVABLE, I will read any future book she writes. She is such a talented writer.

Susan Meissner - I loved The Bridge Across the Ocean and can't wait for her new release As Bright as Heaven in February 2018

Danielle Girard- I first read this author with a Kindle First free book with Amazon Prime, I loved it and the second book in the series was just as good. I'm hooked on the Dr. Schwartzman series about a medical examiner.

Fiona Davis-  The Address is a well done Historical Fiction novel.  It has a lot of historical accuracies but what the author added was perfect to the story.  I hope to read more from this author!

Kay Bratt- I participated in a Lake Union Publishing Twitter Party and won a book from the author.  I really enjoyed this book as it brought out the good in the characters and plan to read more of Kay Bratt's books in the future!

Barbara Solomon Josselsohn-  This is another author I became familiar with during the Lake Union Publishing Twitter Party.  This book was so interesting thinking about our teenage idols! This was her first book, but I'll be waiting for more books from her.

Ruta Sepetys- I don't know why it took a Book Club pick to read this fabulous author.  Salt to the Sea was an amazing book and I can't wait to read Between Shades of Gray that has been sitting on my book shelf too long!

Elizabeth Berg-  I thought I had read books by her before, but I haven't. I am so glad that I read The Story of Arthur Truluv.  It was a great book to read in the middle of the 2017 political sadness.  This book showed there are good people in this world and reading can help brighten our mood. My review here.

Allen Eskens-  I enjoyed The Life We Bury. It was a bookclub book that I listened to as an audiobook with a great narration.  The other books in this series have gotten great reviews so I hope to pick them up this year. I was impressed with the author's writing and character development.

Amor Towles-  I am so glad I read A Gentleman in Moscow (review here), the author is talented and I loved this book. I read an article about it after I read it and learned so much more about his though process while writing it.  Rules of Civility also has amazing reviews so I have that on my TBR list.

What were some of your favorite authors that you first read in 2017? Thanks for visiting!


  1. Happy New Year! Sounds like you had some great discoveries. Some of these authors I've been meaning to read (Meissner & Davis in particular) but just haven't gotten around to yet. Hopefully this year!

    1. Thank you! You too! I hope 2018 brings you a great year of reading and blogging too!

  2. You read some great books last year! Both of those Karen White books are on my TBR pile. I really like White's writing style. I hope you give Susan Meissner a try this year. I read The Life We Bury this past year and enjoyed it--I might have told you that already!

    Enjoy your week, Cori!

    1. I already have Meissner's release requested from the library so I hope to read it soon after it is released! The Life We Bury was a surprise book that I enjoyed. I hadn't heard of it when a friend picked it for BookClub but I really liked it! I love when that happens!

  3. There are so many authors on your list that I need to read that I really want to! I do enjoy Amor Towles (although I still haven't read A Gentleman in Moscow) and Fiona Davis. I think Angie Thomas was my favorite new discovery in 2017. The Hate U Give was just so powerful!

    1. Yes! great point! I agree that Angie Thomas had an amazing debut! I put it on my best book list and my best audiobook list so I didn't include her (so I wasn't too repetitive), but she really does deserve a spot as a top author of 2017.

  4. Ruta Sepetys made my list, too. I need to read Salt to the Sea.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. Great list with all new to me authors, thanks for sharing! :)


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