New to Me Authors of 2021

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is new to you authors. I didn’t read as many books last year so there weren’t that many authors that I read for the first time that I would actively want to read more of in the future. However, I managed to find 5 authors I read for the first time last year that I will definitely pick up from again, whether it’s from their backlist or new releases!

N.K. Jemisin

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Matt Haig

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Stephen Graham Jones

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Ashley Winstead

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Andy Weir

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My Favourite Books of 2021

These were my absolute favourite books I read this year! Definitely didn’t read as many books as I would usually but it was a hard year and I’m proud of what I accomplished and have read some new all time favourites which is fantastic!

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead

Stormcaster & Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Most Surprising Books of 2021

These are the 5 books that I either picked up on a whim or had heard some bad things about and I was surprised I actually ended up really liking them!

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

I knew this was either going to be a hit or a miss and I was pleasantly surprised!

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Had no expectations at all and loved it!

The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

I was surprised how gory and strange this book was!

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Didn’t expect this book to affect me the way it did!

Fable by Adrienne Young

Hadn’t heard much feedback about this book but was surprisingly really enjoyable!

Quarterly Reading Recommendation

I honestly didn’t even realise and am a little bit late for my quarterly reading recommendations! This is going to be my third instalment for 2021 and even thought I didn’t read that much I still managed to pick 10 I would recommend. If you want to check out my second quarterly reading recommendations click HERE!

My recommendations for July – August – September are:

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray & Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms by Anita Heiss

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Survive the Night by Riley Sager

Fable by Adrienne Young

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Malice by Heather Walter