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THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:
New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2020

By my count, I read twenty-nine new-to me authors last year. Wow. Way more than I thought it would be when I hit up Goodreads to start counting. Some were hits, some were misses, and I even discovered a few new favorites along the way. Here's the top ten of the bunch. 


ALEXIS HALL
Boyfriend Material was one of my favorites last year and I hope Hall will write more in the contemporary romance/rom-com category.

T.M. FRAZIER
Once I read King last year I was hooked. I read seven books total from the series and will definitely read more this year.

REBECCA YARROS
Despite owning several of her books, it wasn't until early last year that I finally read something by Yarros. I read another in the fall and I'm looking forward to even more.

MELANIE HARLOW
Another author I'd been meaning to read for ages. Irresistible was right up my alley and I know I'll be continuing the series.

CORINNE MICHAELS
After reading my first by Michaels last spring I knew I'd found a new favorite. I went on to read her Arrowood Brothers series as each book released throughout the year.

PENELOPE DOUGLAS
Birthday Girl had been on my TBR for a long time before I finally read it in 2020. I thoroughly enjoy it and already have my next by Douglas lined up.

MEGHAN QUINN
While I had previously shied away from Quinn because many of her titles looked too slapstick for my taste, I decided to give her a try when I saw the Getting Lucky series. I'm so glad I did because I enjoyed the entire series.

J. BENGTSSON
Bengtsson came out of nowhere. I downloaded the audio of Cake on a whim and had no expectations. I ended up loving it and Bengtsson's brand of story telling was right up my alley. I'm excited to read more from her.

OLVIA DADE
Despite seeing raves for Olivia Dade since 2019, it wasn't until last November that I finally picked up her latest release, Spoiler Alert. It was fun, it tackled relevant issues, and I can't wait to dive into Dade's backlist. 

DEVNEY PERRY
Perry had been on my radar for a couple years before I finally read my first by her last spring. I was instantly hooked and knew I'd found a new favorite. I ended up reading a total of six books by Perry in 2020 and I have grabby hands for all the rest.


WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE NEW-TO-YOU AUTHOR IN 2020?

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  1. I actually haven't read any of these authors, but I'll have to check them out!

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    1. I got lucky with a lot of authors I tried out last year.

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  2. Hall was new to me too, though, his new release looks pretty good. I might have to read that too.

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    1. I didn't realize he had a new release! I'm off to check that out.

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  3. OMG the way I forgot Alexis Hall in my list!!!!
    I'm so glad you enjoyed Spoiler Alert and are interested in looking into Olivia's backlist! I love her!!

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    1. I was really surprised by Spoiler alert as it had a lot more depth than I expected. I'm excited to read from her backlist!

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  4. I really want to read Spoiler Alert, it sounds right up my street! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. It sounds like you found a lot of new great authors last year!

    My post.

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  6. What a great list! I also loved the Corinne Michaels & Devney Perry one. The others are definitely on my TBR.

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    1. Those two were definitely the shining stars out of all the new authors I read last year!

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  7. This post is making me so happy! Yarros, Perry, Michaels, Quinn, Harlow, Douglas! I also had Dade on my list, but HOW DID I FORGET BENGTSSON??? I binged that series! Ugh. Disappointed in myself.

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    1. LOL It's impossible to remember them all, isn't it? :)

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  8. Twenty-nine is a lot of new authors for one year!

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  9. These are all some great authors here, I do have Alexis Hall on my list for the year. I have adored Corinne Michaels and Penelope Douglas. I really need to pick up Birthday Girl, I hear its so so good. Hope you discover some great new to you authors in 2021

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    1. Birthday Girl is the only one I've read from Douglas so far but I really enjoyed it. The two main characters were so great together.

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  10. I haven't read any of these but I'm glad you enjoyed them! I hope you can stop by:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2021/01/top-ten-tuesday-2020-new-to-me-authors.html

    Colletta

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  11. Same. I read a lot of new-to-me authors, but not all of them were winners for me. I did find some great ones along the way, though.

    Happy TTT!

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  12. So many of these books are on my tbr list! I really need to find the time to read Boyfriend Material!

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    1. I hope you'll love Boyfriend Material when you get to it! The audio version was excellent!

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  13. I really want to read Boyfriend Material this year and would like to read some Meghan Quinn too if I can fit her in. Your reviews for her books have been tempting me for a while now. :)

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    1. I hope you'll love Boyfriend Material when you get to it, Suzanne. The audio version was perfection. And Meghan Quinn is so great when you're in the mood for something lighter.

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  14. It's always nice discovering new authors. Gypsy King- that cover!!!!

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  15. You discovered so many new authors! I need to read Meghan Quinn and Corinee Michaels this year! I really liked discovering Olivia Wildenstein and Isla Madden-Mills last year.
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. I've seen several by Ilsa Madden-Mills around but Olivia Wildenstein is totally new to me. I'll have to check her out.

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  16. Almost all authors are new to me these days. I really haven't stuck with series like I used to and just read whatever pops up lol

    I do miss the days of binge reading my favorites though.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Sometimes I OD on series, but it's also fun to just dive in and binge sometimes. :)

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  17. Alexis Hall was also on my list! I loved that book so much!

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  18. 29?! Wow, that's awesome! I've enjoyed both Devney Perry and Penelope Douglas in the past. I haven't read the authors. Always a new one to discover!

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    1. It's always exciting to find a new author whose writing you connect with.

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  19. Alexis Hall was at the top for me too! I adored Boyfriend Material so much!

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    1. Thanks Mallory! Boyfriend Material was such a surprise hit for me last year. :)

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  20. Boyfriend Material was one of my favorites from 2020 as well! Also loved Spoiler Alert.

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