Top Ten Tuesday: The favorite new-to-me authors I discovered in 2021

Ten new authors I’m glad I read last year

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl ( in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I’m trying to do more on my blog this year so I occasionally plan to participate in Top Ten Tuesday. I won’t do it every week since sometimes I can’t think of any answers for some of the topics!

In 2021 I read books by 28 new-to-me authors.

My ten favorite new authors in 2021

Science Fiction

  • Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell


  • The Case of the Dragon-Bone Engine by Galadriel Coffeen
  • A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow
  • The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu
  • The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar by Seana Kelly
  • The Lord of Stariel by A.J. Lancaster


  • Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
  • The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne
  • Cry Dance by Kirk Mitchell


  • Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Who were your favorite new authors in 2021?

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.

7 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: The favorite new-to-me authors I discovered in 2021”

  1. I keep seeing Winter’s Orbit everywhere and may have to give that a try. Mia Manansala made my list too. I loved Arsenic and Adobo. I’m looking forward to reading her next book soon. I also read A Spindle Splintered this year and enjoyed it. I had read Harrow’s The Thousand Doors of January previously and absolutely loved it. I hope to read The Library of the Dead this year since I missed it last year. It sounds so good! Thank you for sharing your list!


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