We’re continuing on with my 2020 wrap-up by sharing some of my favorite debut and new-to-me authors. I think one of my favorite parts of reading is finding new authors that I just click with. It helps make reading still feel magical and special and it’s great knowing that there are some authors that you can turn to when you’re starting to slump.
I have 10 books to share with you today from authors who added to my 2020 reading experience in different, but impactful ways. And I look forward to adding their books to my TBR for years to come. Once again, the title will link to my review and the Author’s name will take you too the book’s Goodreads page.
Anna K by Jenny Lee | Really the only way I’m interest in reading classics, is if it’s in a retelling. But this modernized reimagining of Anna Karenina was so good, it actually made me want to pick up the original. The high society socialite scene pairs perfectly with an upper class New York setting.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams | This books had some of the best humor in it that I had read in a while and was just a lot of fun to read. So much so, that I immediately picked up book 2 days after finishing the first.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin | I didn’t rate this book the highest, but it was one of the most memorable books I read this year. N.K. Jemisin created such a unique concept and intricate follow through I can’t wait to pick up another series from her.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz | I’ve been trying to get to a lot of the super popular YA titles I’ve missed out on and I’m so glad I picked up this one because I loved it so much. There was so much heart and yearning.
Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert | I think this was such a fresh romance story – the chemistry between Dani and Zaf was electric, but I loved the deep emotional connection and the core of the story and the focus on mental health – especially allowing Malik (a broody ex pro athlete) to be open with his fears and anxiety.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman | I discovered Fredrik Backman’s books this year and I am eternally grateful. I find that his books are so wonderfully character focused and all about human connections with perfect small town settings.
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria | I don’t know if there was anything particularly special or unique about this romance, but it was so enjoyable and well-executed that I loved every second of it. There was a big focus on family, which I always love, and it put me on a romance spree that lasted for about a month.
The Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey | The amount of family and heart in this story brought me pure joy. This is a beautiful story of family and healing that wraps you up in a cozy cardigan and fills your heart with warmth
What were some of your favorite author discoveries of 2020? Have you read any of these books? Share below!