I love discovering new authors and I wanted to take a moment to highlight some authors I read from for the first time in 2022 and fell in love with. Some of these authors I have since read multiple books from and others I have only read one book from but want to tackle their backlists and will check out whatever they write in the future.
I can’t believe that I read my first book by T. Kingfisher last year and she quickly became a top five author for me! I mean, it is not often that I read seven books by the same author in one year and enjoy them all! A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is my favourite, but I would recommend all of tehse. I will say that The Twisted Ones wasn’t my favourite but it still did interesting things. I would recommend starting with What Moves the Dead if you want to try some of her horror.
T. Kingfisher’s entire backlist is on my TBR, but these are the five that I want to get to first, starting with The Raven and the Reindeer!
I read The Golem and Jinni and its sequel, The Hidden Palace, in 2022 and quickly fell in love with Helene Wecker’s writing. Sadly, she has not released any other work, but she is definitely an author I will keep my eye on!
I have been meaning to read from Rebecca Roanhorse for years, and I am so glad that I finally did in 2022! Neither of these books were perfect for me, but the world-building was next level and I did appreciate the writing. I am hoping that she writes more in the world she created in Tread of Angels because there is so much potential there!
I believe that Trail of Lightning is Roanhorse’s first series and I have been curious about it! I don’t hear much about it these days, so if you have read it, let me know tour thoughts! Though I had mixed feelings about Black Sun, I am curious enough to continue on with the series.
Sue Lynn Tan
Daughter of the Moon Goddess was Sue Lyyn Tan’s debut and was a strong debut it was!
I cannot believe that I didn’t read Heart of the Sun Warrior as soon as it came out, but I am determined to get to it soon!
Firekeeper’s Daughter is another debut and as soon as I put it down I knew I would check out whatever Angeline Boulley writes!
Warrior Girl Unearthed is Angeline Boulley’s 2023 release and is one of my most anticipated books of the year! From what I can tell, it is set in the same universe as Firekeeper’s Daughter.
I adore foodie romances and Love and Other Disasters quickly became one of my favourites! I adored these characters and thought they had amazing chemistry, which is really what I look for in a romance.
Something Wild and Wonderful is Anita Kelly’s 2023 release and I have a feeling ti will become another favourite! It follows these two characters who meet and fall in love on a hike.
Honey and Spice was not only one of my favourite romances on 2022, it was one of my favourite books. There is something special anout Bolu Babalola’s writing and I highly recommend the audiobook for this one!
Short stories are hit or miss for me, but I am confident that anything from this author with work for me. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Love in Colour.
Unconquerable Sun was a surprise hit for me because I was intimidated by it. This was a good reminder that I do like heavier SciFi and it is a genre I need to explore more.
I have an eARC of Furious Heaven, which is the sequel to Unconquerable Sun. It is almost 800 pages, so that scares me! I received a copy of Court of Fives for Christmas and I can’t wait to read it. The Keeper’s Six is a novella coming out this year!
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I love T. Kingfisher, too! And Trail of Lightning is one of my best-of-the-best favorite books in the last 5 years for sure. The audiobook version of it is so good!
Ohhh that is so good to hear!! I’ll have to check out the audio.
I loved The Hollow Places and The Raven and the Reindeer, hopefully you enjoy them too! I really want to read What Moves the Dead
Love hearing that! I am excited to try more of her horror!
Thank you so much again for showing me new books and authors to check out. There’s so many that look interesting 🥰
Yay! I’m so glad!
Yes to Sue Lynn Tan! 😍 I also enjoyed Helene Wecker’s writing, but haven’t read The Hidden Palace. Here’s to discovering lots more great authors in 2023!
Both such talented writers!! Can’t wait to see which authors we discover in 2023!
Look like an interesting collection
I deffo need to read the second Wecker – Golem and Jinni really stuck in my memory.
I preferred The Golem and the Jinni but the writing in The Hidden Palace is just as beautiful!
Sue Lynn Tan became an instant “author to follow” for me!
Same! I’m so curious to see what she writes next!
T. Kingfisher is one of my all-time favorite authors too, though I’m avoiding her horror. I’m too much of a wimp. 😉 She’s also quite amusing to follow on social media as well. She taught me all about the lawn crayfish.
I don’t follow her on social media. What am I thinking!!
Easy to fix! 😉
Fire Keeper’s Daughter was SUCH a good book, I had no idea the author had a new book coming out this year, will have to add to my TBR!
Yes!! It’s following Daunis’ niece!
I still need to read T. kingfisher books! What a fab post x
Rebecca Roanhorse is a genius!
I’m seeing that as well!
I’m so excited for Angeline Boulley’s next release! I adored Firekeeper’s Daughter. I also discovered T. Kingfisher this year. Now I want to read it all 😂
I think Angeline Boulley will quickly become an auto buy author for me!
I’m reading The Raven and the Reindeer right now and loving it. It has everything I adore about T. Kingfisher’s work!
Wow! T. Kingfisher has written so much more than I realized! I first heard of her with Nettle & Bone. Looks like I have some catching up to do.
I was shocked when I looked into her backlist. So many books!!