Hello friends! Happy Tuesday, a scary day in British politics 😣 but in lighter news it also means a Top Ten from That Artsy Reader Girl.
Also I finished my first book of the new year 😀 A Gathering of Shadows takes this milestone and I can’t wait to have my review up! Have you read any books yet this year? Do anything exciting since last Tuesday? I spent the whole weekend playing hide and seek with my boyfriend’s cousins, which is a much harder game when you’re triple the size of your competitors!!
But anyway, on with the list! Um, how can I pick just ten? I read loads of new and exciting authors last year and can’t wait to share them all with you!
1. Stephanie Garber
Wasn’t Caravel just amazing 😍 I am cradling my current read, Legendary, in my lap as I type this and can confirm her storytelling only gets better.
2. Amanda Fooley
Ace of Shades was fantastic. I love Fooley’s world building, imagination and characters, her novel just came to life as I read.
3. Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone was possibly my favourite read of the year. I loved reading Zelie and Amari’s unlikely friendship and about the fantastic world they travel through, I’m very excited for the sequel!!
4. Alexandra Cristo
To Kill a Kingdom is the another novel fighting for the place of my favourite read of 2018, Christo’s novel had everything: wit, an amazing world, great characters, awesome plot, it was just fantastic 😍 I really hope she writes something else!!
5. Luara Steven
I am constantly in two minds about The Exact Opposite of Okay. On one hand it’s such an important message, on the other she discourages women in STEM a few pages in… Although I haven’t worked out if this book is more positive or negative for feminism I have to admit it’s sequel has pricked my interest.
6. Eric Lomax
Having read the stunning story of this man’s life I feel I know him better than any other author on this list. His book, The Railway Man, is heart wrenching and brave and I would definitely recommend it.
7. Cecilia Ahern
I’ve seen so many of her books in the library, I think she writes mystery or romance? Anyway I was glad to finally read something by this author, even if it was her lesser known dystopian: Flawed. And I can see why she’s in every library, her writing is fantastic 😍
8. Erich Maria Remarque
Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front was a shocking read for me. I’ve never seen the war from that angle before and he really brings the history to life, I would definitely recommend this amazing novel.
9. Sarah J Maas
I finally read something by this best selling author! It took me long enough but I read Throne of Glass and will be hopefully reading the sequel sometime soon, it might have been a little disappointing but I’ve been advised to stick with the series 💪
10. Melissa Albert
The Hazel Wood may have gotten mixed reviews but I really liked it. I thought it was quite an entertaining fairytale esque novel and look forward to it’s impending sequel!
Lets Compare Notes
So there you have it! 10 authors I was introduced to in 2018! Have you enjoyed any of their novels? Made a list of your own? Have any advice when playing hide and seek with a four and five year old? Feel free to leave a link or opinion in the comments! 😁