Top Ten Tuesday

This is a weekly meme now hosted by That Artsy Girl Reader.  This week’s theme is New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020. I read books by lots of authors last year who were new to me. I’ve decided to choose ten authors who were new to be who also have books due to be published later this year. I have noticed that some publication dates are changing, so some of the dates I’ve posted may change too.

L D Lapinski: I loved The Strangeworlds Travel Agency and am so excited that I have an e-ARC of The Edge of the Ocean via NetGalley. It is due to be released on 15th April.

Hilary McKay: I read both The Skylarks’ War and The Time of Green Magic last year and loved both of them. I’m really looking forward to The Swallows’ Flight which is due to be released on 27th May.

Elle McNicoll: A Kind of Spark absolutely blew me away last year, and Show us who you are is one of my most anticipated releases for this year. Luckily, I don’t have too long to wait as it is due to be released on 4th March.

Phil Hickes: I adored the wonderfully spooky The Haunting of Aveline Jones and am really looking forward to the next one, The Bewitching of Aveline Jones. I’m not sure when it will be released – hopefully by October, ready for Halloween!

Struan Murray: I listened to the audiobook of Orphans of the Tide last year which was just incredible with a twist I definitely didn’t see coming. I’m so glad I don’t have too long to wait until the sequel, Shipwreck Island which is due for release on 4th March.

M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman: This is such a fun adventure series that sees Hal solve mysteries as he travels with his uncle aboard some wonderful trains across different parts of the world. I loved The Highland Falcon Thief and Kidnap on the California Comet and am really looking forward to Murder on the Safari Star which is due for release on 4th February.

Katie & Kevin Tsang: If anyone has read Dragon Mountain, they will understand why I am desperate to read Dragon Legend! I’m so glad I have been approved to read an e-ARC on NetGalley, especially as the publication date for this one has changed and it is now due to be released on 29th April.

Maria Kuzniar: I really enjoyed The Ship of Shadows which is brimming with magic, excitement, danger, twists and revelations, but also with strong female characters, teamwork and friendship. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series, Secrets of the Stars which is due to be released on 8th July.

Sophie Kirtley: The Wild Way Home was one of my favourite reads last year. I loved the time travel element and how clever the writing was not to reveal the gender of Charlie. When putting this post together, I just happened to check if Sophie had another book due for release and was so excited to see that she does! The Way to Impossible Island is due to be released on 8th July.

Alix E. Harrow: The Once and Future Witches is the only adult book on my list. I absolutely devoured this over the Christmas holiday – such an incredible story! I will definitely be buying Alix’s next book, A Spindle Splintered which is due for release on 5th October.

What have been you top reads by authors new to you? Have you read any of these authors?

12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Hey, Mary!
    That’s a great list. I have to admit I was very hyped for Dragon Mountain but was disappointed how it turned out. I won’t wait that hard for Dragon Legend, even though I’m willing to give it another chance. 🙂
    Ah! And this reminds me that I still have to read Strangeworlds Travelagency! It’s on my tbr. That will definitely be read this year. 🙂

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  2. How did I not know about A Spindle Splintered?! Admittedly I’ll forget again 702 times before it’s out but oooooh! So excited!
    And lots of other great choices and books I’m excited for here too, especially The Swallow’s Flight.

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    1. I only read Hilary McKay’s books last year and loved them! I really loved The Once and Future Witches (thanks to your recommendation!) so I thought I’d check if she had any other books coming out this year – so pleased she has! Have you read The Ten Thousand Doors of January?

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