Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New-to-Me Authors (2020 Edition)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Favorite New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

1. Sarah Adams

I really loved rom-coms The Match and The Enemy.

2. Lauren Rowe

I started off with Smitten and somehow found myself reading every related book and series.

3. Erin Hahn

I loved my ARC of More Than Maybe so much I had to go immediately read You’d Be Mine.

4. Karla Sorensen

I started out with book 3 of the Washington Wolves series and have now read all the books she has written.

5. Kate Clayborn

Love Lettering was so good that I can’t wait to get to more of her books.

6. Danielle Allen

Work Song was such a great read. I’m looking forward to reading more.

7. Olivia Dade

I read an ARC of Spoiler Alert and fell in love with her writing and imperfect characters.

8. Claudia Connor

I quickly binged The McKinney Brothers. Such great, emotional reads.

10. Rebecca Jenshak

I couldn’t get enough of Jenshak’s Smart Jocks series. She’s already an auto-buy author for me.

11. Kristin Callihan

The Game On series is another binge read I went on. It was so good that I read all of her backlist contemporary romances.

12. Simone St. James

I found a new author for when I want a mystery/thriller! I loved The Sun Down Motel.

13. Brighton Walsh

The Havenbrook series was so fun to read. I am still trying to work through her backlist of books.

14. Scarlett Cole

I’m not always a fan of rockstar romances, but Scarlett Cole’s Preload series managed to be both heartbreaking and swoon worthy.

15. Alix E. Harrow

I ended the year listening to The Ten Thousand Doors of January. I was mesmerized by it.

94 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite New-to-Me Authors (2020 Edition)”

  1. I’ve been hearing good things about Sarah Adams, but haven’t given any of her books a chance yet. Perhaps I’ll remedy that… someday. Glad you found some great authors in 2002!! 🙂

  2. I see you couldn’t whittle it down. 😁 Kate Claybourne and Simone St. James are the only ones I have read but I do have Claudia Connor coming up. Nice list Deanna.

  3. I am shocked that Kristin Callihan was new to you in 2020. You read so much romance, I am surprised you hadn’t already read her books. I like her contemporaries a lot. Hanh, Clayborn, and Dade are also authors I have read, but they weren’t new to me in 2020. Glad you found success with so many new authors.

  4. You read so many! It’s always nice discovering new authors. I’m planning to read a lot more romance novels this year, so I’ve got plenty more to discover – as your list clearly tells me!

  5. I need to get the Simone St. James book. I have heard so many good things. Glad you have found new authors whose work you enjoy, Deanna.

  6. Kate Clayborn made it onto my TTT list too but Olivia Dade was new-to-me as well and I really enjoyed the book I read. It was such a refreshingly sweet and mature romance 😍

  7. I’ll admit, I’ve not heard of a lot of these authors, but at least now I can add them to my list. I’ve heard good thinks about Alix E. Harrow’s book.

  8. I’ve heard almost all of the authors in this list, but haven’t read any 🙈 But I am glad you found do baby new-to-me authors!! 🥺💖💕

  9. I love seeing everyone’s lists especially when there are authors I’ve never heard of on them. Not like I had a small GR want-to-read shelf anyways, so a couple more books won’t hurt 😉 Thanks for stopping by my TTT to comment.

  10. Simone St. James made my list the first year I read her too (with The Broken Girls). I’m especially delighted to see Erin Hahn on your list — The romance in You’d Be Mine uses some of my least favorite tropes so that kept me from putting her on this year’s list, but I thought her writing was fabulous and it would have been perfect if I liked the reformed-bad-boy/enemies-to-lovers thing, while her next two books’ summaries both sound super appealing. And I have simply not seen her name mentioned enough this week.
    –RS

    1. Well, I also loved her second book, so you should read it, too! I couldn’t decide which to use on this list.

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