Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Debut Authors Whose Next Books I'm Excited For

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I am actually killing it with debuts this year. I've read over 20 which is a huge improvement from last year where I read three debuts. The 2015 Debut Author Challenge has been a big help for that for sure. And so here is the list of debut authors where I need to read more of their books.

Because I Desperately Need The Sequel

1.) Becky Wallace
Book: The Storyspinner
I loved The Storyspinner so much. It is my second favorite debut of 2015 and without a doubt one of my favorite new fantasies of the year. I desperately need The Skylighter now.

2.) Renee Ahdieh
Book: The Wrath and the Dawn
I was surprised by how much I liked The Wrath and the Dawn. It was such a feminist book and Shazi is amazing. I can't wait for The Rose and the Dagger.

3.) Melinda Salisbury
Book: The Sin Eater's Daughter
Another great read that had a really fantastic new world. I'm excited to explore it more in The Sleeping Prince, a companion sequel which I think is really interesting

You Have A New Book Coming Which Sounds Amazing

4.) Sharon Biggs Waller
Book: A Mad, Wicked Folly
I read A Mad, Wicked Folly last year and it was one of my favorite debuts. It was such a great YA historical fiction. She's got a new book coming next year I can't wait to read

5.) Kim Liggett
Book: Blood & Salt
I think Kim has two books next year. I loved Blood & Salt so clearly I need it's sequel but her new book The Last Harvest also sounds brilliant.

6.) Stacey Lee
Book: Under A Painted Sky
This is the book that started my recent love of YA westerns. It was such a great diverse historical fiction novel and her next one sounds equally amazing.

Write Another Book ASAP Please!

7.) Becky Albertalli

Book: Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
This was my favorite debut of 2015. It is such a wonderful, hilarious, and important YA contemporary. I want Becky to write another book.

8.) Helene Wecker
Book: The Golem and the Jinni
I read this book this year but it was published in 2013 I think. But seriously, a brilliant debut historical fantasy. I want more from Helene.

9.) Andy Weir
Book: The Martian
Another book I read this year but it was published in 2014. I'm counting it however because it is a debut and it is brilliant.

10.) Mackenzie Lee
Book: This Monstrous Thing
I thought This Monstrous Thing was fantastic. It was such a unique retelling and I loved the historical aspects. I want more from Mackenzi for sure.

There you have it, the ten debut authors who I would like to read more books from. Some have new books coming which is very exciting and some I need to persuade to write more, perhaps. I have leftover Halloween candy. Perhaps they can be bribed. What authors made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Kim Liggett made my list as well. Sounds like she has some interesting things coming out. Thanks for sharing your list.

  2. Great list! I agree about Andy Weir. More please!!! I'll be reading Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda very soon, so I'm excited to hear that the author is good.

  3. Great list. You have a few books on here that I have read and enjoyed myself. I think I am also going to have to add a few of these to my Christmas wishlist, it looks like I have missed out on some great debuts recently. I am especially excited to read Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda, I have heard so many good things about that one. Here’s my TTT.

  4. I so agree with Sharon Biggs Waller! I'm dying, I tell you, DYING! to get my hands on The Forbidden Orchid!!

    And of course I need The Rose & The Dagger and The Sleeping Prince like YESTERDAY!!

  5. OOoh nice! I agree with Ahdieh! Some of the rest....errr...I might still need to read said first book, but it's in my TBR pile! So that's a step in the right direction! LOL!

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  6. I just bought A Mad Wicky Folly and I'm so excited to read it! Totally agree that This Monstrous Thing was wonderful. I will read whatever Mackenzi gives us next :D

  7. I'm happy that The Wrath and the Dawn has made so many lists! I may have to bump it up the TBR list! And I added Under a Painted Sky, as just the idea of YA westerns makes me so happy! Nice list! My Top 10