TTT: Favorite New-to-Me Authors in 2020


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. There is a new topic each week for bloggers to join in with their own top ten. If you’re looking for some new or different book blogs to read, hop on over to her site and check out some of the links.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie, meaning you can pick any topic you’d like to talk about. A few weeks back, Julie at One Book More posted about her favorite new (to her) authors and that idea stuck with me. I decided I’d do the same for this week’s freebie.

I decided to include new-to-me authors I’ve read so far in 2020 who had garnered a 4 star or higher rating from me. That left me with only 7 author instead of 10, but that’s okay. Some of them I read more than one book from already, but my average rating is still 4 stars or higher. The order I’ve listed them is a countdown to my favorite of the bunch.


Author:  Jayci Lee
Book(s) Read: A Sweet Mess

A Sweet Mess_cover


Author: Philip William Stover
Book(s) Read: The Hideaway Inn



Author:  Molly Fader
Book(s) Read:  The Bitter and Sweet of Cherry Season



Author:  Kresley Cole
Book(s) Read: A Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked


Author: Karen Foley
Book(s) Read:  Swipe Right for a Cowboy, Counting on the Cowboy,
How to Catch a Cowboy


Author: Jason Reynolds
Book(s) Read: Long Way Down



Author:  Annabeth Albert
Book(s) Read: Burn Zone, Conventionally Yours, High Heat


About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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13 Responses to TTT: Favorite New-to-Me Authors in 2020

  1. I love anything Jason Reynolds writes. He can tell a story!

    I have a big author party going in Paris, after the pandemic, and I’d love to have you stop by and join in. All our favorite writers are there. Join us!

    • Cheri says:

      I just got my niece All American Boys for her birthday and we’re doing a team read. I’ll read a bit first with notes and questions, then she’ll read the same bit. That way it won’t be too overwhelming for her…she’s 12. I’m so glad my friend introduced me to his work, he’s wonderful.

      BTW, loved your Paris author party!

  2. lydiaschoch says:

    It’s always cool to discover new authors, especially when you enjoy their work.

    My TTT .

  3. ich lese says:

    I feel like all I ever do is read new-to-me authors. Am I doing it wrong? 😉

    My TTT:

    • Cheri says:

      There’s no wrong way to enjoy books! Once I find I really enjoy an author, I have a compulsion to read everything by that author. I also try to read their works in the order of publication, lol. I have my quirks I guess.

  4. stefani says:

    What a nice and unique topic from you today 😀 I love it!! and i haven’t read any of these but A Sweet Mess sounds like the perfect read for this summer.

    Here’s my TTT if you want to check it out Have a great day ahead!

  5. Astilbe says:

    I love the cover for A Sweet Mess.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  6. Jayci Lee is one I would like to try. It’s nice to hear you love her writing!

  7. I’m glad you found so many good authors! I’ve read a few Jason Reynolds books, but I haven’t gotten to Long Way Down yet.

  8. RS says:

    Holy cow, The Hideaway Inn hits a very specific book craving I have previously had and know I will one day have again. I haven’t seen or heard of it before — I’m a little intimidated by the rating, so I guess it depends how extensive that is throughout the book, but it LOOKS extremely appealing.

    • Cheri says:

      The story is full of dialogue and innocent interactions. There are scenes interspersed throughout that warranted my rating, but the majority of the story takes place outside the bedroom. If you haven’t seen how I use those ratings, NC-17 is akin to late-night Cinemax. Some important bits with the connection of the main characters happen in those bedroom scenes, but you could maybe focus on that and skim the parts that are too much for you??? It’s a great book.

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