Hey there, everyone! Wish you a very happy new year! 😍
I am so sorry for being MIA the last few months with no explanation. There’s no one big reason for my being inactive – just that there was too much going on and I couldn’t make time to keep blogging despite having a lot of ideas for posts and so much to share with you all.
It wasn’t a conscious decision to stop blogging for a while – it just slipped away from me. I’d open up the app once every few weeks with the intention of writing something but get interrupted or other things would come up and there just wasn’t enough time for everything I needed to do. My bookstagram suffered too. I even slacked off on reviewing books. 🙈
I have been trying my best to slowly incorporate everything into a routine again one by one. So, here’s to giving blogging another chance. Hopefully, this time I’ll stick with it. 😋 Wish me luck!
The Top 10 Tuesday posts were always a favorite of mine so it’s only fitting that my first post back be this one.
The topic for this week is Bookish Discoveries I Made in 2019 but I’m going to be sharing the Top 10 New-To-Me Authors I Discovered in 2019 (in no particular order).
- Helen Hoang: I absolutely adored The Kiss Quotient (find my review here) and have the companion sequel, The Bride Test, on my TBR pile.
- Gita Trelease: The French Revolution is one of my favorite historical time periods to read about in fiction and Enchantée (find my review here) was a magical ride! Excited for the sequel, Liberté!
- Sally Thorne: The Hating Game (find my review here) was a delightful, funny and steamy read from start to end – can’t wait to read more this author!
- Elizabeth Lim: Spin The Dawn was such an unexpected fantastical ride and I’m still not over that cliffhanger! I reached for and read far less fantasy last year, but Lim’s writing style, worldbuilding and plot twists kept me hooked!
- Alisha Rai: Surprisingly, I was drawn to a lot of rom-coms last year. The Right Swipe was one that grabbed me from the start. I’m so looking forward to the companion sequel, Girl Gone Viral, out in a few weeks (or maybe months, I havent checked yet).
- Laura Purcell: I finally read a Gothic thriller set in the Victorian era and quite enjoyed it. The Corset is dark, atmospheric and gave me goosebumps with every twist and reveal! Definitely want to read more of her books.
- Alice Oseman: I rarely read graphic novels/manga, and when I do, I tend to gravitate towards the cutesy type. Heartstopper Vol. 1 & 2 were super adorable and so sweet, I could read them over and over! Nick & Charlie are so cute together. 😍 I need Vol. 3 in my hands right now!
- Shelby Mahurin: Serpent & Dove was another great read – also kind of historical/medieval fiction, set in a France-inspired world a few hundred years ago, with magic and witches and witch-hunters…oh, it was deliciously dark! With my favorite trope (enemies to lovers) and gave me so many Outlander/Jamie Fraser vibes!
- Karen Rose: I put off reading her books for so long…I really should have picked them up sooner. Don’t Tell, the first in her Romantic Suspense series, was a great ride full of romance, suspense, thrill, excitement, crime and investigation elements, and had me ordering the sequels before I was even done with the first book!
- Alex Michaelides: I’m not much of a psychological thriller fan but The Silent Patient was amazing – I didn’t love it but I was not expecting that ending! I would love to read more from Michaelides!
A couple other authors that I must mention are Tessa Bailey and Nandini Bajpai. All of these 12 authors are on my Authors-To-Watch-Out-For list…and one I haven’t mentioned here has made it to my Fave-Authors-Of-All-Time list just yesterday, but I’ll talk about her in another post. 😉
What about you? Did you discover any new authors in 2019 that you’d like to read more from this year? Tell me in the comments below!