Top Ten Tuesday: January 2, 2018


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Happy New Year!!

[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is my Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017.

(Pan Macmillan website)
Karen Swan

If I hadn’t gotten the job I have now, I may not have ever heard of this great author. She writes contemporary romance, but it’s so much more than Harlequin novels. (Don’t get me wrong, I also love Harlequin novels!) You can tell that she spends as much time on her research as she does on her writing 🙂 She sets her latest novel, The Christmas Secret, in Scotland at a whiskey distillery

(Official author website)
Rebecca Kauffman

I just finished her second book, The Gunners. It’s about a group of childhood friends who are brought together again after the mysterious suicide of one member of the group. Super quick read that makes you want to dive more into the friendship dynamics of the group.

(Official author website)
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is a difficult person to describe — she’s funny, controversial, quiet, and yet somehow she’s quite loud. She’s unafraid to tackle issues like domestic violence in her writing. I think that’s why I often had to put down Difficult Women. Her writing is so raw that you can’t help be drawn in. Hope to get to her memoir, Hunger, this year.

(Official author website)
Lauren Layne

What can I say? Layne writes sexy contemporary romances that I eat up.

(Official author website)
Hanif Willis-Abudurraqib

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us is amazing! His musings on American culture and society through the lens of music is educational.

(Official author website)
Liane Moriarty

The only book I’ve read of hers is Big Little Lies, which I thought was entertaining and I didn’t see the ending coming!

Mick Kitson

Sal is a wonderful story about two sisters — Sal and Pepper — who escape to Scottish woodlands after Sal murders her mother’s abusive boyfriend. Sal is a strong female character determined to survive on her own. I’m excited to read whatever Kitson writes next.

(Official author website)
Michelle Davies

I’m not usually a fan of crime or mystery novels, but Davies adds quite a bit of drama — family, romance, work — that makes her books fun to read.

(Chicklit Club website)
Katy Regan

Little Big Love is written with alternating perspectives from a young, facts-obsessed boy named Zac; his mom, Juliet; and her father, Mick. What is made clear from the start is that Zac is curious about his father and the reason for his absence is that he was involved in an incident resulting in the death of Zac’s uncle. Haven’t quite finished this yet, but I YEARN to know how it ends.

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(Official author website)
Alison Bliss

Love that she’s writing a romance series revolving plus size women!


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