Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022

By: Leah

Originally posted on Leah’s Books.

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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