Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Top Five Tuesday: New Authors!


This week I decided to switch back over and participate in Top 5 Tuesday, originally hosted by BionicBookworm, now hosted by MeeghanReads!

This week's topic is: Top 5 (or maybe 9?) New Authors I Read in 2021

This week I've joined up once again with Top 5 Teuesday to share some of the many incredible authors I read for the first time this read this year! These aren't all necessarily debut authors, but moreso a mix of any author that I read and fully intend to read more from in the future, debut or not. 

1. David Heska Wanbli Weiden
What I read: Winter Counts
Winter Counts
This story was such a surprise! I saw it on sale at Audible one day and thought it sounded interesting, so I opted to check it out and it proved to be one of the best impulse buys I'd made in a while. Something about the characters, the narration, the themes, and so much else about this book just really captured me. I'm really hoping to see more books from this author in the future.

2. Nicole Kornher-Stace
What I read: Firebreak
FirebreakArchivist Wasp (Archivist Wasp Saga, #1)Desideria
Firebreak was a complete surprise to me that I really didn't expect to love as much as I did–nor did I expect it to hit quite so hard!

3. J.S. Dewes
What I read: The Last Watch
The Last Watch (The Divide, #1)The Exiled Fleet (The Divide, #2)
This is another sci-fi that I didn't expect to love as much as I did, but it ended up being a truly fantastic read! I still haven't gotten to the sequel yet, but I'm hoping to soon.

4. Agustina Bazterrica
What I read: Tender is the Flesh
Tender Is the Flesh
I don't know if. many of Bazterrica's other works are translated into English or not, but if they do choose to translate more I would definitely be eager to check more out. Tender is the Flesh was such a visceral and intense read, and I'm curious to read a different story from Bazterrica. 

5. Lucy Holland
What I read: Sistersong 
Holland's prose was gorgeous and I really loved her characters' incredible character development. I believe there is a 2022 release already planned for Lucy Holland, so I can't wait for that.

6. Elodie Harper
What I read: The Wolf Den
The Wolf Den (Wolf Den Trilogy, #1)
This has become one of my favorite historical fiction novels because of the incredible characters, storyline, setting, attention to detail, and for the fact that it's simply an incredible story. I genuinely cannot wait for the sequel!

7. Heather Walter
What I read: Malice
Malice (Malice Duology #1)
This is easily one of my new favorite villain origin stories and I can't even describe how excited I was when I discovered that this was going to be a duology! 

8. Genevieve Gornichec
What I read: The Witch's Heart
The Witch's Heart
Gornichec's prose was so beautiful and captivating and I think she really maanged to capture the atmosphere and themes of the Angrboda/Loki story perfectly. 

9. James Welch
What I read: Fools Crow
Fools Crow
James Welch was one of those authors I'd been meaning to read ages, and I'm glad I finally did! I really enjoyed him manner of storytelling and the details and characters in this book. I'm really curious and excited to check out more of his work in the future. 


  1. It's always fun to find new-to-you amazing authors!

  2. I really want to read Tender is the Flesh and Firebreak one of these days. Awesome list!