Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019 – Top Ten Tuesday

I love this topic idea! It’s so open to interpretation, we could talk about favourite new books, new blogs we found, helpful websites or apps, there are sooo many things we could focus on. I’m going to use this to talk about new authors I found in 2019. Some of these are debut authors whose books I felt knocked it out of the park, and others are well known/have written previous books but I only managed to read them last year. One thing I think it awesome is that they are all female (completely accidental). But women are truly knocking it out of the park recently.

Top Ten Tuesday is run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl and you should definitely go give her blog some love.

I have an almost mental checklist when reading books that features some plotlines/tropes that I enjoy such as; Mythology/Folklore, Animal sidekick and literary gang/squad. Though ticking these boxes aren’t always an indicator of how much/whether I will enjoy a book, I find that they very rarely let me down. So when I was thinking how to describe why I love these new authors, I figured the best was to show you was through my checklist. You can see what boxes they have ticked and if something tickles your fancy, maybe you might give it a try. I’ve also included pictures of the book’s I read by them in 2019, and links to their goodreads pages incase you want to have a nose. Do you have any kid of checklist you use when reading? Let me know in the comments.

Alexandria Warwick / Hafsah Faizal / Sara B. Larson / Jodi Taylor / Alexandra Christo

Alix E. Harrow / Jaime Lee Moyer / Silvia Moreno Garcia / Breanna Teintze / Nicki Pau Preto

From debut’s to renowned authors, 2019 sure had a lot in store for us and there were loads more authors I discovered/re-found my love for, but these were the top of the top. These have now become insta-pick authors for me based on the one book alone, and I am excited to dig into the sequels/other books they have written in 2020. Did you read books by any of these in 2019? what did you think of them? Or do you have them on your TBR’s for 2020? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Love you! Actually I’m paying you back. I’m was supposed to start ATSAT this week but then two other unscheduled reads got in the way but I might start it now anyway lol!

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      • Apparently! I have been struggling and allowing it to be as such because I’m stretching my medication. It sucks finding a psychiatrist and with the holidays couldnt make an appt till the end of the month. So it is what it is. But I’ll be ok. 🙂

        But yes! This will put us on track! I don’t remember if you were going to read Deathless Divide and Mericiless Storm or not.

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      • Ah that does suck! Fingers crossed you’ll be back on track soon 😊. I’ve not got either of those atm but if you’re reading them I will definitely check them out.


  2. Wow I love how you’ve shared this list! I’m way too unorganised to make a file like this but I love that you do this. It’s such a great way to keep track of what you like and what books fit in those categories. I’m looking forward to reading some of these books, especially Ten Thousand Doors of January! Great TTT 🙂

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    • Thank you! I will admit it’s normally more of a mental checklist but I was struggling for what to do for this one so I thought I would share! Ten Thousand doors was amazing so I hope you enjoy it 😊


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