Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – New-To-Me Authors I Discovered In 2022

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

Last year was a great reading year for me all around—in terms of the number of books I read, the amount of 5 star books, and the number of new-to-me authors that I had discovered. There were a lot of really great authors that I hadn’t read any books by, and here’s some that really stood out as new favorites for me:

  1. David Dalglish — I fell in love with his new series, The Vagrant Gods, and couldn’t put the first book down. He’s got a huge backlist, and I’m really curious about them now.
  2. Melissa Caruso — I binge read her Rooks and Ruin series, and loved every page of the trilogy. Now I’m going to have to dive into her backlist.
  3. Elle Cosimano — her Finlay Donovan series had me both laughing out loud and completely hooked, and I couldn’t wait to read the next book.
  4. Tiffany McDaniel — her books are raw and emotional and beautifully written, and I ran through all of her books in 2022.
  5. Evan Winter — he was an incredible discovery in 2022, and I’m so glad I buddy read his books, so that I had someone to scream about them with.
  6. Jonathan Dunsky — this indie author reached out to me with a copy of the first book in his Adam Lapid series, and with that one read, I was totally hooked on the series. 
  7. Rebecca Podos — even though I only read one of her books, I loved it so much I can already tell that I’m going to love her other books, which I’ll be checking out soon.
  8. Ashley Herring Blake — her bisexual and sapphic books are full of sass, humor, romance, and sarcasm, and I love her fierce characters and the relationships between them.
  9. Ayana Gray — her debut book was fantastic, and I loved everything about it. I haven’t gotten around to reading the sequel, but it’s high on my priority list as soon as I get the time.
  10. Blake Crouch — this was the first time I read a book by him, and it certainly wasn’t the last. I read another book by him, and plan to read more of them this year.

While this isn’t a complete list of all the awesome new-to-me authors I discovered in 2022, it’s some of the best ones that stand out to me. Who are some of the best that you discovered last year?

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  1. This post has come up twice on my ‘following’ page so I’m gonna comment here as well just in case lol. YES to Evan Winter, so glad we found his books because they are amazing. I really need to start the Finlay Donovan series because I’ve heard so many great things. Great picks, Leah 😀

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    • Haha sorry about that – it was cross-posted on another blog I post for. You know I’m going to respond the same way – you already know that I’m obsessed with Evan Winter books and jonesing for the next one. And if you do audiobooks, I strongly suggest checking out the Finley Donovan series that way – they’re so funny! And thanks for the compliment Becky!

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  2. Finlay Donovan – sheesh, I MUST read that this year! And I just finished Ten Years Gone and it will show up on my 2023 new author list, it was really good! Those two fantasy ones – Bladed Faith and Rage of Dragons – sound amazing and are going on my list. Discovering new-to-us authors is such a joy and this is a great way to share even more! Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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    • I’m so glad you loved Ten Years Gone! I absolutely love sharing my faves and then blog hopping and discovering new ones to add to my TBR. I hope you enjoy the rest of your 2023 reads, and thanks for stopping by!


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