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.
Check out all my past TTT posts here. Some highlights:
- December 1: Books I Want to Read Again
- December 8: Top Ten Wintry Reads
- December 29: Favorite Books of 2020
- January 5: Most anticipated releases for the first half of 2021
This week’s theme is new-to-me authors I read in 2021. There were many, but here are the top ten:
1. Helena Hunting
After many recommendations for her rom-coms, I read Good Luck Charm and didn’t like it at all. I thought the male lead was icky, clingy, and controlling. However, I received an advanced copy of When Sparks Fly and am so glad I gave her another chance, because I adored that book. I got to Zoom with Helena about When Sparks Fly and she is just the sweetest, funniest person. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
2. Alexis Hall
I also adored Boyfriend Material, but haven’t written a review yet. I’m so excited for the sequels to both books!
3. Rachel Lynn Solomon
I absolutely adored Weather Girl.
4. Hannah Mary McKinnon
5. Fredrik Backman
I can’t believe I’ve only read one of his books. I adored Anxious People this past year, and I now own four others by him. I’m excited to read them all this year!
6. JT Ellison
I really enjoyed Tear Me Apart, but I haven’t written a review yet. I also enjoyed Her Dark Lies, but I found it a little less unique. I’m hoping to read some of her backlist this year too.
7. Chevy Stevens
Dark Roads was an unexpected favorite for me this year. I’ve never read any of her books in the past.