Today I am going to be talking about some of the authors I’d never read before that I’ve discovered recently and can’t wait to read more from! I feel like there is such a joy in finding a new favourite author so I thought I’d write these up in case any of you, like me, had been totally missing out on them!
I have recently read my first 3 Agatha Christie books (‘Murder on the Orient Express’, ‘And Then There Were None’ and ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’) and have fallen head first into a mystery spiral! I love her clever plots and red herrings and can’t wait to read more. I’ve actually written a blog post chatting about my thoughts on each of these books which you can find on my homepage. I definitely recommend any of those three books as a great place to start if you want to get in to Christie’s books!
I recently read and loved ‘Roomies’ (full review can be found here) which apparently isn’t even their best book! It was just the rom-com book that I needed to pick me up and fend of a slump – it reminded me of old-school Sophie Kinsella, which is great because I’ve read all of those years ago and needed something new! Lauren is definitely going to be my new favourite pick-me-up type author.
Sapkowski is famous for writing the Witcher series which has been EVERYWHERE recently! I decided to pick up the first 2 books before the show came out as I always like to read the books first and I ended up really enjoying this world and these characters. The translation of the first book is a little stilted and definitely improves as the series go on, so stick with it as it’s pretty slow, but the characters and the plot lines definitely found a way into my heart. I’ll definitely be picking up the rest of this series this year in an attempt to try and suppress my craving for more Geralt and Jaskier on Netflix.
I realised I’ve barely ever spoken about Adam Silvera on my blog or bookstagram and I have no clue why. I read ‘History is All You Left Me’ and ‘They Both Die at the End’ last year and they’ve stayed with me ever since. They were so beautiful and poignant and made me sob like a baby. I’m looking forward to working mt way through more of his catalogue and definitely recommend him if you’re looking for a powerful, emotional LQBTQ+ book.
For me, Holly is definitely the one to watch on this list. The only debut on this list, as I usually like to read a couple of books by an author before really rating them as a writer, but Jackson really struck me last year with her debut, ‘The Good Girl’s Guide to Murder’. In fact, my whole book club had nothing but great things to say about it. I’m so confident that anything Holly writes is going to hook me and I can’t wait to see what is next from her follow up, ‘Good Girl, Bad Blood’.
A new classical addition to this list, Charlotte Bronte really touched me when I read Jane Eyre a couple of months ago. The words really spoke to me and I felt so strongly for the character of Jane. This book even made it onto my Top Ten favourites of the year list! With writing and characters as powerful as Jane Eyre, I really can’t wait to see what else is in Charlotte Bronte’s catalogue. My mum bought me a copy of Villette for Christmas so that’s definitely at the top of my TBR!
What authors have you discovered recently that you’re really excited about?