NEW (TO ME) AUTHORS WHO ARE WORRYING MY TBR!

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Looking at the books I’ve read so far in 2020 and in the late 2019, I find that I’ve been reading more books from new authors. Perhaps it’s having access to a library and being able to request and borrow as many books as I would like. Another thing I’ve also noticed is that my review requests have been getting granted more often than not.

Could it be due to my recent move to Australia or because my blog is actually good?

Either way, I’m really grateful. Because of this, I have discovered so many authors who are new to me, but I have been wanting to read for a very long time! With my library access now, knowing that I have the power to request more books from these authors is invigorating.

Bad jokes aside, I hope you enjoy this post and find a new author to fall in love with!

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.

Zoraida Cordova’s Incendiary was a wild ride! It highlights the oppression of people under a tyrant and the movements to fight back. Renata’s character was a spitfire – she goes back to the palace as a spy but things get complicated when her memories start to unravel. The writing is gritty and I love how the author created a sense of mystery as well.

๐ŸŒบ INCENDIARY BY ZORAIDA CORDOVA: A MEMORY THIEF GRASPING AT REDEMPTION DURING A TIME OF OPPRESSION AND REVOLUTION

Silvia Moreno-Garcia won me completely over with Mexican Gothic. I do think that this is the novel to get me into the horror genre. Also, I honestly believe that Mexican Gothic will remain as one of my favourite classic horror book.

๐ŸŒบ MEXICAN GOTHIC BY SILVIA MORENO-GARCIA // a disturbing & utterly captivating horror novel

Elizabeth Acevedo has a way of writing that feels like magic. With The Fire On High was my first read of her work. I love poetry and Acevedo’s writing has a beautiful blend of metaphors, rhythms and emotions. The chapters were quite short compared to other YA books, but they worked so well because within those few paragraphs the author delivered an anecdote. I would love to give this book to every bookworm I know.

Laura Purcell, just like Silvia Moreno-Garcia, creates creepy and eerie settings that are unforgettable. Though I read The Silent Companions last year I still get uncomfortable thinking about the story.

Nghi Vo‘s debut novella, The Empress Of Salt And Fortune is one I would absolutely love to have a physical copy of. I loved reading it so much that I wish I could just re-read it again and again. The Empress is one of the best reads of my year.

๐ŸŒบ THE EMPRESS OF SALT AND FORTUNE BY NGHI VO: A BEAUTIFUL NARRATIVE ON FIERCE FRIENDSHIPS AND THE ANGER OF WOMEN

Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You has come to hold a special and close place to my heart. I remember hiding away in my room when I had reached the end of the book because of how hard it was making me cry. This book deals with a lot of heavy issues from racism, misogyny, suicide, and family. The writing was eloquent and the emotions of the characters cut me deeply.

M.L. Wang broke my heart with The Sword of Kaigen. The emphasis on the mother and son relationship, and the conflict between loyalty to one’s nation and one’s family pulled at my heartstrings. I should mention that this one of those books I would be picky to who I would recommend it to.

๐ŸŒบ THE SWORD OF KAIGEN BY M.L. WANG: A JAPANESE INSPIRED MILITARY FANTASY ON TRAGEDY, LOSS, AND FAMILY

I love unapologetic and brash women. K.S. Villoso’s The Wolf Of Oren-Yaro features Queen Talyien who hopes that by bringing her husband back home, her nation will finally find peace. K.S. Villoso does not only write messy characters but they also have a very strong grasp on world-building.

๐ŸŒบ THE WOLF OF OREN-YARO BY K.S. VILLOSO // MY FAVOURITE COMPLEX HEROINE WITH A NASTY BITE & A SOFT HEART
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๐Ÿ“š Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š With The Fire On High: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š The Silent Companions: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š The Empress Of Salt And Fortune: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š Everything I Never Told You: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š The Sword of Kaigen: Book Depository

๐Ÿ“š The Wolf Of Oren-Yaro: Book Depository

๐ŸŒบ Who’s your most read author?

๐ŸŒบ Which newly read author would you want to read more from?

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11 thoughts on “NEW (TO ME) AUTHORS WHO ARE WORRYING MY TBR!

  1. Louise @ Monstrumology says:

    I’m so glad that more people are discovering Silvia Moreno-Garcia! I read her vampire book Certain Dark Things a couple of years ago and I always recommend it to people who are looking for a good horror book, or for a diverse vampire book (which we need more of) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Malka @ Paper Procrastinators says:

    Elizabeth Acevedo is such an amazing writer! My personal favorite is The Poet X, which is told in verse, so you get to see her actual poetry, which is just perfection!

    I’ve heard good things about The Empress Of Salt And Fortune before, but I’m hesitant to pick it up because it’s not my usual genre. But seeing how much you loved it has definitely bumped it up in terms of my interest in it!

    And the only Celeste Ng book I’ve read is Little Fires Everywhere which I thought was absolutely fantastic! I don’t plan on reading Everything I Never Told You because the synopsis doesn’t appeal to me, but I’d definitely be interested in reading her future work! Little Fires Everywhere was one of my favorite books of 2019!

    Most recently the author that I’ve had this experience with, of reading a new author and immediately wanting to read more by them, was Talia Hibbert. I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown in the very beginning of the year and I thought it was great! So I picked up another two books by her, and one of them ended up being a new favorite, so it was definitely worth reading more of her works!

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    • Cam @ Camillea Reads says:

      Isn’t it an amazing feeling to find a new favourite author? I’m definitely planning to pick up The Poet X. I hope you enjoy The Empress of Salt and Fortune! Nghi Vo has a new book coming up as well.

      I really need to get on Little Fires Everywhere but after Everything, I am honestly worried about how emotionally heavy it’s gonna be. Have you watched the series for it yet?

      Oh yes!! I requested Get A Life, Chloe Brown from my library, aaah!

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      • Malka @ Paper Procrastinators says:

        I actually just got The Empress of Salt and Fortune from the library! So that means I’ll hopefully be reading it super soon!

        I haven’t read Everything I Never Told You, so I can’t really compare, but I dislike heavier books, and even though Little Fires Everywhere discussed so many important topics, it never got too heavy for me. So, make of that what you’d like! And I haven’t watched the TV series yet, and probably never will. It’s really hard to convince me to watch an adaptation of a book, and I’m just not interested enough in the show to check it out! I loved the book, and that’s enough for me!

        Yay! I hope you love it!

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