Debut authors–and I want to read more

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This week I write about debut authors I’ve read since I started blogging. I guess I don’t read very many debut authors, because I only found eight books I really liked and that I want to read or have read the second book. I’ve divided them into three categories:

Loved the first book waiting for the second

Death and the Red Headed Woman by Loretta Ross (contemporary mystery)

  • The second book is out in February 2016

The Martian By Andy Weir (science fiction)

  • I’ve read he’s working on another book, but don’t know anything about it.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (science fiction)

  • I’m reading this book now, but loving it and think I will want the sophomore book!

Loved the sophomore book

Armada by Ernest Cline (science fiction)

  • Ready Player One and Armada are two of my favorite books read in 2015

Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern (historical mystery)

  • Love both books written in this series so far.

Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson (urban fantasy police procedural)

  • The first book is a novella and I really like both these books. Haven’t heard if the author is writing anymore books.

Loved the first book, the second book is out, but haven’t read it yet

Red Rising by Pierce Brown (science fiction)

  • I own the second book and the third book comes out in February 2016 so I want to read this book before the end of the year.

Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos (science fiction)

  • I’m hoping to read the second book this month. (The third book is already out!)

What are your favorite debut books? Do they have sophomore books out? How’d you like those?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

11 thoughts on “Debut authors–and I want to read more”

    1. That happens sometimes, Rachel. We can’t all like the same books. I agree I’d like to read another book by him. From the little I could find about what he’s writing it’s going to be quite different than the first book so you might like it better!


  1. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet has me curious, I read the intro over at amazon and it looks good. I like a good space opera. Heard good things about Red Rising too…

    Happy Tuesday!


  2. I love how you broke the list up! I definitely agree on the Loretta Ross. I’m really tempted to go on and read the 2nd book now even though it’s pub date isn’t until Feb! I read the 2nd book by Julie Mulhern and now just need to go back for the 1st book.


    1. Thanks, Katherine. I know what you mean about reading the 2nd book. I would have a hard time waiting, too, I think! (I requested the book at netgalley, but got turned down–boo!) And yes, go back and read the first Julie Mulhern!


  3. I haven’t read any of these though I did pick up The Martian. I want to read Death and the Red Headed Woman and Guaranteed to Bleed. I like the way you broke up the list.


  4. I don’t read a whole lot of debut authors either. I loved The Martian too! I need to get out to the theater to see how they did with the movie adaptation of it.

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet sounds like a good one, as well. I might need to check it out soon.


    1. I haven’t seen the movie either. I’m hoping to do that before it leaves the theaters! I’m really enjoying Small Angry Planet. It reminds me a little of the Firefly TV series.


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