📚Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

Happy Top Ten Tuesday, friends!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we list ten answers. This week’s topic is… New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020!

New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

VE Schwab: The Near Witch
TNW was the first book I read of Schwab’s. I read TNW for the Fraterfest RAT and I really loved it. It was perfect for the spooky season. I have loved all of the Schwab books that I have read since! See my review for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue here.

Leigh Bardugo: Six of Crows
I loved Six of Crows! See my review here.

Meghan Spooner: Hunted
I loved this take on Beauty and the Beast. I am definitely a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings.

Tricia Levenseller: Daughter of the Pirate King
I loved DOPK! Enemies to lovers, badass women… sign me up!

Mariana Zapata: From Lukov with Love
Loved this! I want to read more of her this year. See my review here.

Danielle Steel: The Right Time
This book was a wonderful read and I would love to read more of Danielle Steel… If anyone has any suggestions, let me know in the comments!

Maureen Johnson: Truly, Devious
I love a good mystery! I was hooked!

Sara Raasch: Set Fire to the Gods
While it was a little slow at the beginning, the ending had me flipping through the pages like a madwoman!

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express
I enjoyed it, but I didn’t love it! Don’t hate meeeee😂

I hope you enjoyed my TTT post! What new authors did you discover in 2020? Let me know in the comments. Be sure to link your TTT in the comments so I don’t miss it!


36 thoughts on “📚Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

  1. Brilliant list! I love Leigh Bardugo and I’ve always wanted to try V.E Schwab’s books (although they seem a little daunting!). I seem to be really bad at following the ttt prompts lol so this week I tried top ten bookish things that annoy me. Although there could have been SO MANY MORE 😫 Here’s my post in case you’re interested 🙂 https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2021/01/26/ttt-26-1-top-ten-bookish-things-i-hate/

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    • I can see how they would feel daunting! They are wonderfully written, though. I do hope you get the chance to read her books… I have enjoyed all of what I have read from her thus far!

      I love that idea for a prompt!! No worries about changing the prompts… I enjoyed reading your post! 😊 It was very relatable!!


  2. Truly, devious was fun! I still need to read the sequel…

    I’ve never read Murder on the Orient Express, but I love the idea! 🙂 After seeing the latest movie version I was tempted to pick it up, but haven’t yet.

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  3. “Set Fire to the Gods” was recommended to me so I’m really looking forward to pick that one up! And I love all of V.E. Schwabs books! So far none of them disappointed. XD Great list! Sorry you didn’t enjoy “Murder on the Orient Express”! *lol*

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    • Heyyy V! I feel like I haven’t heard from you in a while but then again I have also been sooooo bad at blog hopping and keeping up with everyone😬😬😬. My life has been crazy recently. Set Fire to the Gods was a pretty good read! It was cool blend between gladiator and, like, air bender type stuff. I am excited to see where the series goes!

      Hahah, I felt so bad when I was like I didn’t totally love Murder on the Orient Express because Agatha Christie is HUGE in mystery novels. I enjoyed it but it just didn’t have that wow factor for me unfortunately😂

      Thanks for stopping by!😊

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      • Haha! Same! That’s why I decided to drop by and leave a comment. 😉 To keep up with blog hopping is always difficult but I try my best. XD Sorry to hear your life has been crazy. Hopefully it will get a little less crazy soon. And that sounds like a great mixture!

        I know what you mean! She’s so famous but I guess a lot of classic authors are. So it’s okay not to love them every once in a while. ;-P You’re welcome! I hope we’ll read each other more in future! *lol*

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      • Aww! You’re so sweet! 🥰 Thanks for dropping by! I have had some more time recently to blog hop so I will definitely be making sure i check up on your blog every now and then! Plus you got your Sassy Saturday post coming up soon – can’t wait to read what you’ve got for this month! I hope you have a great week🙂

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  4. Yeeees, I absolutely LOVE Zapata. She is the queen of slow burns and I never used to like slow burn romances before her books but now I can’t get enough of them 😍 I am a huge Schwab fan but didn’t manage to get around to reading Addie last year but hopefully I will in 2021! Great list 😊

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  6. I really need to get to Six of Crows, I’ve heard that it’s a better version of The Gilded Wolves, which gets me all intrigued. V. E. Schwab is one of those authors I’ve been meaning to pick up for years, and I still haven’t- maybe 2021 will be the year it happens!


    • I have not read The Gilded Wolves… I should though 😂 I hope you enjoy Six of Crows when you read it! It is a wild ride. Hahah I feel that. There are so many other authors I have been meaning to read but haven’t yet. But 2021 is our year!! We got this 😊


    • Six of Crows is ahhmazing! I hope you get the chance to read it and that you love it! So glad to hear that you also enjoyed the Truly, Devious series! I am excited to read her next installment, The Box in the Woods!

      Thank you for stopping by, Alyssa!😊

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  7. Oh, too bad that you didn’t like Murder on the Orient Express! I love Hercule Poirot but I can absolutely understand why you didn’t love it. It can get quite tedious. I feel like it really depends on the book. Maybe you will have more luck with another one. 😉 Or what I highly recommend: Watch the Agatha Christie’s Poirot series with David Suchet. Those movies are great!
    Looks like you have found quite a few great authors last year. 🙂

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  8. Yes, I am definitely willing to try another of her mystery novels! I did enjoy Murder on the Orient Express, I just didn’t love it (and I hate to say that because Agatha Christie is, like, the queen of cozy mysteries and who am I to not be in love with one of her books 😂)! I will have to check those out! Thank you for the recommendations!! 😊


  9. So happy to hear you enjoyed Schwab and Bardugo’s books. Those two are some of my fantasy favourites. I can’t say I’ve read an Agatha Christie book myself yet, I seem to struggle with the classics is I’m honest.

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