Top Ten Tuesday | Authors New to Me in 2018

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

These are not in any particular order. I just went through my Read list and found the new authors I loved the most.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.


  1. V.E. Schwab – How have I not read her stuff yet? I’m currently in a “read everything Schwab has ever written” phase and I am not mad about it.
  2. Mary Pearson – Our #KissofSeptember buddy read was so much fun, but the best part was that Mary became a part of it on twitter. She loves to interact with fans and is the queen of gifs.
  3. Leigh Bardugo – I am seriously late to the Grisha train, but I’m glad that I got there. Authors who aren’t scared to kill off characters always top my list.
  4. Jay Kristoff – ^$#@* Words can’t express this man’s genius. 15/10 approve.
  5. Taylor Jenkins Reid – What a beautiful storycrafter! I will read anything by her regardless of topic because it’s gorgeous.
  6. Cora Carmack – If I asked for a story with everything I ever wanted it would be Roar. It was the exact amount of fluffy and serious that I enjoy with a fun new magic set.
  7. S.A. ChakrabortyThe City of Brass was my second favorite book in 2018. I am so ready for Kingdom of Copper. I loved the setting and the history intertwined throughout this story!
  8. Maggie Stiefvater – I was super late to The Raven Boys train as well. While I love those books, I sometimes wonder what on earth is in your brain that you can come up with this stuff! It’s awesome!
  9. Maureen Johnson – Johnson created Stevie and Stevie is all I have ever wanted to be. Plus she added the anxiety factor which is 100%.
  10. Jennifer Armentrout – I read so much Armentrout this year! For a fun, quick read I head straight in that direction.

Who did you discover this year? Let us know what you thought in the comments!

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33 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Authors New to Me in 2018

  1. Lauren Becker

    I didn’t FIRST read V.E. Schwab in 2018 (I think it was 2017 actually) but I’m so with you on that read everything she’s ever written train. I’m still making my way through!! I need to read something JUST Jay, but I love the Illuminae files (need to read the third still). I also really need to read Taylor Jenkins Reid.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. Great post!

    Stephanie Danler who wrote Sweetbitter, Caroline Kepnes who wrote YOU, and Celeste Ng who wrote Everything I Never Told You are some of my favorite writers I discovered in 2018.

    I just heard about Vicious by V.E. Schwab and definitely want to read that series in 2019. I have two books by Taylor Jenkins Reid that I hope to also read in 2019 as well.

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  3. evelynreads1

    So many good authors on this list!
    I read Nevernight this year (but read his work with Amie Kaufman before) and also absolutely feel in love! He is such a genius! I can’t wait for dark dawn and should read lifelike 🙂

    (Www.evelynreads.com)

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