Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday

 
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week's theme:  New-to-me Authors I read in 2020.

But I wasn't really feeling that one because I read a lot of new authors last year, and how do you pick just ten? So, I tweaked it a bit. 

Here are 7 New-to-me Authors that I really want to read in 2021:


John Connolly



Michael Connolly




Louise Penny




Kerry Wilkinson




Martha Wells




Allison Brennan




Jim Fergus




What new authors are you looking forward to reading this year?

Happy Reading!


55 comments:

  1. I read Martha Wells for the first time last year, too, and I absolutely LOVE Murderbot! I'm looking forward to catching up on the series.

    Here's my TTT post.

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  2. I've heard good things about All Things Red.

    My post.

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  3. Martha Wells was a first time read for me, and I echo Sammie about Murderbot! A friend recommended One Thousand White Women; she loved it. When I found out the premise was fictional, though, I decided to skip it. I look forward to your opinion!

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    1. I just finished reading it (One Thousand White Women) and it was good, but not quite as good as I was hoping. I'm looking forward to reading Murderbot. :)

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  4. Nice list! Louise Penny and Martha Wells are both on my TBR list, and will be first-time reads for me when I get around to them.

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    1. Once again we find ourselves in the same bookish boat. ;D

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  5. I love the Armand Gamache series! It's the best and I'm glad you started it last year :)

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I actually haven't started it yet; I hope to read these books this year.

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    2. LOL, sorry! I really did read your post, I swear :) I hope you enjoy the series. It's one of my favorites.

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  6. I haven't read any of these authors yet, but I hope they dazzle you in 2021.

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  7. I love your twist on the topic. I really enjoyed that Martha Wells book. Murderbot is hilarious. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading that one. I don't know why it's taken me so long. :)

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  8. Nice list of authors. I also want to read books by Martha Wells, Louise Penny, and Allison Brennan. Happy reading!

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    1. Everyone says they're really good. Guess we'll see. :)

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  9. I haven't read any of these books but they look interesting :) I hope you can stop by:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2021/01/top-ten-tuesday-2020-new-to-me-authors.html

    Colletta

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    1. Can't wait to view your own list. Thanks for commenting! :)

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  10. Yes! Yes! You have to read John Connolly's Charlie Parker books. You will love them... probably my favourite series ever. I'm a couple of books behind so I must catch up. I went to see JC give a talk in Swansea, Wales... wonderful evening, he's so funny.

    And I have One Thousand White Women on my list for this year too. :-)

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    1. Good to know you love Connolly's series so much. Makes me want to read it even more. :D And you got to see him give a talk? Fun!

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  11. I'm so behind on Louise Penny's and Kelley Armstrong's series! And I'd like to check out Kerry Wilkinson's books at some point since I've heard many good things about them.

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    1. I'm slowly catching up on Armstrong's Rockton series. Then I'll work on these other new authors. :)

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  12. I want to read something by Louise Penney, too. I have friends who talk about her all the time. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I know people who just love her Armand Gamache series. :)

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  13. Nice twist on the topic! I swore to myself that I'd start Louise Penney in 2021. I haven't really thought far enough ahead to identify new to me authors for the coming year, but I'm sure there'll be plenty. :)

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    1. There's always a lot of new authors out there to try, isn't there? Too many sometimes. ;D

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  14. I read the first book in Martha Wells' Murderbot series last year and loved it.

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    1. That's what I hear from everyone. It's definitely high on my TBR list. :)

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    1. Fingers crossed! Everyone else seems to really like them. :D

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  16. Ohhhhh, The Lincoln Lawyer!!! I definitely vote for that one!

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    1. It sounds so good, I really want to read it this year. :)

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  17. I read Allison Brennan for the first time last year and loved her! Definitely want to read more. Also, I just finished a book called Joint Custody which you NEED to check out. A romance from the POV of Gatz - the cutest dog narrator since Enzo!

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    1. I've heard Brennan's books are really good. Can't wait to give one a try. And I will definitely check out Joint Custody! Thanks for the rec. :D

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  18. I think you have some great reading ahead of you. I vote for the Louise Penny. Still Life was wonderful. I'm not caught up on the series but have read about 7 or 8 books and really enjoy the characters and the setting.

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    1. I've only heard good things about Louise Penny's books. I'm looking forward to finally reading them. :)

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    2. I love Louise Penny's books - I want to move to Three Pines and hang out with Armand and Reine Marie and the villagers. I am completely caught up with this series, and am thinking about starting over.

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    3. I'm looking forward to getting to know these characters and reading this series. :)

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  19. John Connolly is absolutely brilliant! I love his books and I love his main character Charlie Parker. There is often a slight supernatural vibe, but most of all excellent story telling! Michael Connelly is also good, the others I do not know, but I hope you will enjoy them all.

    Kind regards,

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    1. If you love John Connolly's books I know I will, too! :D

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  20. Martha Wells was a new to me in 2020! Loved Murderbot!

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  21. Oooh! Love the Max Revere series by Allison Brennan! Have fun with that. The audios were amazing!

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    1. I'm excited to see what all the fuss is. :)

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  22. Michael Connelly is awesome but I would not start with The Lincoln Lawyer. Go back to the first Harry Bosch book which is The Black Echo. If you like audio books while you drive, I would recommend that.

    I am a big Louise Penny fan but don't really like Allison Brennan; in fact, I just returned one to the library after one chapter. I haven't read John Connolly but have also intended too. I've given at least one to my sister (which is clever because then you can borrow them back, when ready).

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    1. Harry Bosch seems to be a favorite character of everyone. Thanks for recommending The Black Echo! And you're right, giving books you want to read to family and friends is always a good idea...especially when you can then borrow them back. :)

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  23. I have read for of the authors on your list (John Connolly, Michael Connelly, Louise Penny and Allison Brennan) and enjoyed them all. I hope you get a chance to read all of these and enjoy them.

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    1. I've already started the Brennan and can't wait to give the others a go. :)

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  24. I've only read the first two Lincoln Lawyer novels by Michael Connelly, but I liked them both. But I agree with CLM that starting with his Bosch books from the beginning is probably the best route to go.

    I am a total fan-girl for Murderbot (All Systems Red). Because you liked Admiral, I think you will like this series too. It has a similar dry sense of humor about it. :D

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  25. Martha Wells...I just LOVE Murderbot! I really want to grab the first novel in paperback this year. No real plans to read any specific authors this year, just going with mood reading when I feel like it.

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    1. I'm mostly going to be mood reading this year, too, with these few exceptions. :)

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