Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

It’s the first Top Ten Tuesday of 2018 and I’m posting ridiculously late, but it’s still Tuesday so it still counts!

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Top Ten New To Me Authors I Read In 2017

In the order I discovered them
Only I cheated and there are eleven….

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 Alex Gray

I love Scottish crime but most of the authors I read were based on the east coast – Ian Rankin, James Oswald and Val McDermid’s Karen Pirie books – Alex’s books are based on the west coast, primarily in Glasgow, I’d had The Swedish Girl sitting on my shelf for a while, I think I’d picked it up as part of a Waterstones 3 for 2 offer years ago, I finally got around to reading it and really enjoyed it, since then I’ve gone back to the start of the series and listened to the first three audiobooks.

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Carol Wyer

More crime! I discovered Carol on NetGalley at the start of the year, Little Girl Lost was her first crime novel and she released a further three books in the DI Robyn Carter series during the year. I always fly through Carol’s books, I love the plots and the pacing is perfect, I’ve really enjoyed learning more about Robyn as the books have progressed

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Daniel Cole

Ragdoll was Daniel’s debut novel and it was brilliant! Visual and gripping I can’t wait for the sequel to come out this year.

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Marissa Meyer

It was at this point in the year I discovered the #SundayYA twitter chat and as you’ll see from the following a lot of great books were recommended during the chats! Heartless tells the story of a young girl called Catherine who grows up to become the Queen of Hearts of Alice In Wonderland fame. The book ignited my interest in re-tellings and I keep meaning to get to The Lunar Chronicles – A task for 2018.

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Karen McManus

Another SundayYA rec – One Of Us Is Lying brought crime and mystery to a YA audience and did it perfectly! I flew through it and really enjoyed trying to work out what actually happened. I’ll be keeping my eyes open for whatever comes next from Karen!

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UCMaggie Harcourt

I read this as part of the SundayYAthon at Easter and it was a delightful read. I loved the fact that Lexie loved books, it was something I easily identified with, and I would love to get to a convention one day funds permitting! Maggie has a new book coming out this year and it’s already on my to read list.

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Brigid Kemmerer

Another book I read for the SundayYA readathon. Letters To The Lost I cannot rave about enough, the characters are brilliant and I loved learning more about them as the book went on. Brigid has a book coming out this year which focuses on Rev who was a secondary character in this book. I can’t wait to read it!

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Patricia Gibney

Patricia is another Bookouture author I discovered in 2017. Her novels are set in Ireland and follow DI Lottie Parker and her team as they solve cases. Just like Carol they’re well paced and I love getting stuck into one.

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SGFBJenny McLachlan

Science in books! I was a bit of a science geek at school, I remember being so excited the first time my parents took me to The Science Museum, so I loved reading this book. The irresponsible mother did irritate me a little bit, but the story of friendship more than made up for it.

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Vic James

Recommended to me by two friends I was certainly not disappointed when I picked up Gilded Cage, a story of magic, the powerful few, slavery and rebellion. It’s a trilogy that only got better with the second book Tarnished City which left me questioning everything I thought I knew and I cannot wait for Bright Ruin to be released!

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Alastair Gunn

Cold Christmas was released towards the end of 2017 and Michael Joseph kindly offered me the first book in the series to read as well. By the time I finished The Advent Killer I was already scouring Overdrive to see if my local library had the eBooks, luckily they did and I really enjoyed discovering Antonia and her team.

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That’s my top 11 newly discovered authors of 2017 – Did you discover any of these authors in 2017? Are there any authors that you discovered in 2017 that I need to pick up in 2018? Let me know in the comments!

With Love Sarah

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

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