Hi friends,

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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  

Today’s theme is new to me authors that I read in 2020


My taste has shifted drastically last year. I blame it on bookstagram and all the book clubs I am part of. Or maybe it’s the lockdown or just plain aging. Or I have read too much of the same genre and authors in the years before?

Whatever the reason, when I looked back at my 2020 reads, I noticed that I had read so many new to me authors that I had a hard time narrowing it down to ten!

Here are some of my new favorites.


Naomi Novik through A Deadly Education


Kerri Maniscalco with Kingdom of the Wicked


Kristin Hannah with The Nightingale


Beth O’Leary with The Switch followed by The Flatshare

Taylor Jenkins Reid with Daisy Jones and the Six and then The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo


Katherine Center and her What You Wish for and then What You’d Save in a Fire


Alexis Hall with Boyfriend Material


Casey Mc Quiston and her Red, White & Royal Blue


Holly Jackson with A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder and Good Girl Bad Blood


Deborah Harkness with A Discovery of Witches trilogy


and many other!


What are some of your new to you authors?


Thanks for reading!




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  1. I love seeing Taylor Jenkins Reid and Kristin Hannah included in your list! I’ve read 4 or 5 by TJR and all have been huge hits. And Kristin Hannah is a longtime favorite. I think I’ve read everything she’s written but one!

  2. How many amazing books!! I have read The Flat Share this year and really really enjoyed it, too, so this is a new author in common!
    And I loved Deadly Education, it was surprising! I have read some other books by this author and, even if I enjoyed them, I didn’t love them. But this one was different!!

  3. I still need to discover Casey Mc Quiston! Last year I read a book by Olivia Wildenstein and was obsessed, I need to devour her backlist this year.

  4. I really love a lot of these. I love Boyfriend Material and Red, White and Royal Blue. I also really enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six. I’ll have to add the rest of the books on here to my tbr list.

  5. Center and Jackson are two authors I was happy to discover in the past. Absolutely adore them both! I have only read the one book from Hannah, but there are others I want to read. Nice mix of genres up there.