Best New-To-Me Authors of 2016

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday asks for our favorite new-to-us authors of 2016. For me, 2016 was actually a year of rereads and deep reading (for already-loved authors). Only 33 authors were new to me this year (so far, anyway), and of those, only five are authors I either want to read more from, or already did read more from.

1. Eloisa James – James was the first romance author I’ve read that actually wrote books I enjoyed. Romance (of the Harlequin variety) is well away from my comfort zone, but I enjoyed reading James’ version of fairy tale retellings. I’m not sure I’d read more of her books regularly, but I really appreciated that I wanted to read any at all (much less four).

2. Gigi Pandian – This is another one of those out-of-my-comfort-zone things. Pandian wrote some of the cozy mysteries I enjoyed this fall, and I’m looking forward to further works, both in the series I’m currently reading and in others.

3. Firoozeh Dumas – I only read one book by Dumas, a collection of essays, but found her funny, engaging, and insightful. I’d gladly read some of her other nonfiction!

4. Kate Racculia – Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody was one of my favorite books of the year. Her writing was spectacular and I loved the way she wove in so many different elements in the story. I’d love to read more from her.

5. Melinda Salisbury – Salisbury’s debut novel, The Sin Eater’s Daughter, absolutely blew me away and I’ve loved reading further in that series this year. I can’t wait to read the rest of it, and to see what she comes up with next!

Perhaps next year, I’ll have a few more new-to-me favorites on my list!


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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3 Responses to Best New-To-Me Authors of 2016

  1. Curious Daisy says:

    I haven’t read any of these authors yet…so many books so little time hehe 😀


  2. I haven’t read books by any of these authors! I definitely want to check them out though! Your description of Kate Racculia’s “Bellwether Rhapsody” definitely peaks my interest!


  3. Kailana says:

    I am hoping to get to Bellweather Rhapsody soon!

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