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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Series I completed in 2021

These are all the series that I have either read all the books this year or read the last book in the series that was published this year! I haven’t included any series that have unreleased books still, I will just add them onto future lists!

The Devouring Gray Duology by Christine Lynn Herman

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The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty

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Empirium Series by Claire Legrand

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An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

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Shattered Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

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Broken Earth Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin

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Cursebreakers Series by Brigid Kemmerer

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Fable Duology by Adrienne Young

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All the Stars and Teeth Duology by Adalyn Grace

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The Aurora Cycle by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

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The Mirror Visitor Quartet by Christelle Dabos

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5 Books I Want to Read Update

Back in January I posted about 5  books I really wanted to read in 2021 and now that we are at the end of the year I thought I would post a final  update and see how I did! At this stage I’ve completed 3 out of the 5 books and honestly I’m okay with that. This is has been my worst reading year in terms of quantity in a few years and I had a massive reading slump in the middle of it all so I’m quite proud with what I was able to complete. Obviously, I am going to be prioritising the other two books in 2022 and get this list completed! 

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

This was a wonderful introduction to this trilogy and I can see now why so many people love this book. The writing was descriptive and the world building was immaculate. All of the characters were distinctive and diverse and the way the storylines merged was masterful. I am kicking myself for putting off reading this book for so long and I am happy to have finally completed it. I have a feeling I am going to be continuing on very soon!

My Rating:  ⭐️4/5 stars

The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Multiple timelines and POVs can get a tad confusing for me and it’s hard to keep track of all the characters and who is a host and who isn’t. I have to say as he switches from each host and the days start ticking down the level of urgency felt throughout the plot kept rising. I had no idea at any point in time what was actually going to happen, I had my suspicions but at every twist I was definitely surprised!

My Rating:  ⭐️3/5 stars

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

I really enjoyed the format of the book with the countdown to the trivia night. Knowing that one of these characters is now dead and trying to figure out who did it and who died really built up the anticipation. The mystery behind who was the school bully was intriguing and it was entertaining to see these mothers going around gossiping about their lives. This was definitely better than what I was expecting and it was nice to read a book with the setting here in Australia, I don’t get many of those.

My Rating:  ⭐️4/5 stars

The other two books I still need to read are:

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Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

For the last couple of years I’ve been doing this tag around this time so I figured why not continue with the tradition! See the original tag post HERE!

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

Fable by Adrienne Young

Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland