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

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So I didn’t read a ton in 2017 and sadly only experienced 7 new authors in 2017. I’m definitely making a point of branching out and reading new authors this year in 2018. Only 7! Sigh. Here are the new authors I read last year!

Erika L Sanchez (I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter)

The title alone of this novel made me want to pick up the book and I’m so glad I did. It ended up being one of the best I’ve read this year. I can’t wait to see what she does in the future.

Christina Lauren (Autoboyography)

I’ve met both of the lovely ladies of Christina Lauren and for some reason, had not picked up one of their books yet. I ended up reading this one because the main character shared the same first and last name as one of my close friends and ended up with another favorite book of the year.

Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn)

I’ve had this book on my radar for so long and finally picked up while visiting the library. I loved every bit of it. The fantasy, the world building, the fact that the main character was a badass woman of color. I need to read the second one!

Lilliam Rivera (The Education of Margot Sanchez)

I met Lilliam when we both appeared at the Ontario TBF and as soon as I realized that this book was about a Latina teen, I was sold. There are just not enough of those and this book was so so so good. I can’t wait to see what else this awesome lady does.

Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give)

This book lasted on the top spot of the NYT best seller list for dozens of weeks and for good reason. Angie tackles the controversial and not spoken enough of topic of police brutality and murdering in such an authentic and heartbreaking way. She’s going to continue to write amazing books, I know, and I can’t wait to see the movie!

Jeff Zentner (Goodbye Days)

Technically last year, I read part of The Serpent King but I never finished (something I need to rectify this year), mostly because I was in the worst reading slump of my life. I did end up with this one though and I loved every bit of it. Jeff Zentner is a funny and emotional writer and I can’t wait for more.

Claudia Gray (A Thousand Pieces of You)

This was the year of reading a ton of Claudia Gray and I think that’s because, damn, the lady is awesome at science fiction. I loved the science and romance of this novel and its what made me feel so confident about her writing Leia, Princess of Alderaan. I just got another Claudia Gray written Leia book and I can’t wait. She’s a fun “discovery” from this year.


What were some of the authors you discovered this year?


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