[Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links which means that if you click on a link and make a purchase, I may receive a very small percentage of the sale at no cost to you. Please see my disclosure policy for more info.]
Happy Tuesday guys! So first Tuesday of the year? How does it feel? Certainly felt like a fresh start for me 😀 2017 was a great year for me in terms of reading. I never read so many books in a single year before. It certainly made me confident.
Apart from the great books, there were some great authors that I discovered and would certainly like to read more from them. In fact, most of the authors were new to me. Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2017.
Let’s see some of the good authors that I discovered during the last year.
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017
1. George Orwell:
I read Animal Farm in the starting months of 2017 and totally loved it. Not just the plot, but the writing of George Orwell kept me hooked till the end. His writing was to the point, hilarious and was easy to understand. He used perfect satires to depict what he actually wanted to say. Generally, from a classics writer, you expect to write a harder vocabulary, but Orwell’s writing was totally opposite.
This year I am hoping to read his another masterpiece 1984 and I guess I will love it too.
2. D.E. Night:
The Crowns of Croswald was totally unexpected read for me. I never thought or knew about this book until I won a giveaway for this book. I was in love with this book from the starting itself. This was a totally magical journey and because of its similarity with the Harry Potter, it became my instant favourite.
D.E. Night is a pen name of the author and no one knows her real name, I guess 😛 But the author took me away with her writing style and the description of the new world that she created. It kept me hooked till the end and left me hanging to ask more for it. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
3. Julie Murphy:
I recently read Dumplin’ and totally loved it. It was a cute contemporary with a good representation of characters. Murphy‘s writing totally made it more enjoyable. Unlike most of the cute ones, the writing was not cheesy. At some points, I felt myself totally in that scenario.
It was indeed a great read to finish the year with 🙂
4. Rupi Kaur:
Rupi Kaur became the household name after the release of her book Milk and Honey. And why she shouldn’t be? It was totally amazing. When she announced her second book, I was excited to read that too.
I enjoyed both of her books. Her writing style is different, as most of you would agree on this. Her writing is raw and her poems are relatable. She has portrayed the basic things of life through her poetry and you can see yourself fully immersed in her poems.
5. Vivek Shanbhag:
When I read Ghachar Ghochar it was a totally different experience. I hadn’t read anything by Vivek Shanbhag and when I read this book, then only I realized why he is an acclaimed Indian author who is not just famous in India but worldwide too.
There are only a handful of Indian authors who are equally recognized over the globe and Shanbhag is one of them. His writing is so simple yet so relatable. I am definitely going to read more books by this author in this year.
6. K.R. Meera:
Another Indian author that I happy to found and read. Her book The Poison of Love was incredible and chilling read.
This was rather a Novella and just within this short 100 pages book, Meera managed to show her writing ability. Her writing was indeed superb. She is able to show multiple emotions within just a few words. I can’t wait to read rest of her work.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows was a totally different read from what I expected. I like stories with simple writing where everything is clear and nothing is hidden behind the phrases. And Balli Kaur Jaswal is one of those authors. Though this is her debut book, you will feel comfortable reading her writing and you won’t be disappointed.
Also, the topic that she chose for her debut book was quite brilliant and I absolutely loved it.
8. Vineet Bajpai:
Harappa is a book that was a totally unexpected read for me in 2017. I haven’t thought it to be so good. It was mixed with fantasy and mythology and totally shooked me.
The author Vineet Bajpai created an intriguing story and I totally need the sequel RIGHT NOW! His writing is simple but captivating and it kept me hooked till the end. His writing style is engrossing.
9. Rainbow Rowell:
Eleanor & Park is the only book of Rainbow Rowell which I have read till date. I was unfamiliar with the writing style of Rowell but I totally loved it. her writing was so good that after finishing this book, I bought Carry On instantly (though I am yet to read that).
This year I am definitely going to explore more of her books and I hope I enjoy them 🙂
10. Evie Harper:
You Loved Me At My Darkest was the first book that I read in 2017. This was the first book in You Loved Me series. Evie Harper‘s writing was so good that for the first time ever, I read all three books of the series in the continuation and I loved all of them.
Harper’s writing was so hot and engaging. All the three books had a different kind of emotional settings but she mastered in all the three books perfectly and easily became one of favourite series of all time. If you like hot, contemporary romance with a taste of thriller, I would definitely recommend this 😀
What are some of the new authors that you read in 2017?
Are any of these authors made your list too?
Any author(s) you are planning to read in 2018?
Leave me your link to today’s Top Ten Tuesday and I will check it out 🙂