Top 10 Tuesday — New To Me Authors

2 Jan

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday theme is 2017 New-To-Me Authors. As often as can, I try to include on my reading list authors I have not read. It’s easy to stick to the tried and true, but you really miss out on some wonderful books if you don’t expand the horizons a bit. I am sure that many of the authors on my list will be familiar names to my readers, but I had not read them before 2017. My bad! 😉 How about you? What new author did you read and love this year?


Top New To Me Authors of 2017

Karen BarnettThe Road to Paradise

Christine DillonGrace in Strange Disguise

Michelle Griep12 Days at Bleakly Manor

Debra E. Marvin The Case of The Clobbered Cad

Joanna Davidson PolitanoLady Jayne Disappears

Dina L. SliemanDauntless

Amy K. SorrellsHow Sweet The Sound

Ann Marie StewartStars in The Grass

Claire WongThe Runaway

Which new-to-you author did you discover in 2017?




19 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — New To Me Authors”

  1. debraemarvin January 2, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    What a thrill to see The Cad on your list, Beckie! I hope you all realize what an encouragement it is (Especially as I do blood, sweat and tears to work on the next one!). But I don’t envy bloggers who attempt to make lists! So many books, so many options and of course we all have different tastes. Bravo for pulling these down to ten! And thank you for the honor and for your support of Christian Fiction! You know… this is the first time I’ve seen Claire Wong and her book. With my nose in so many circles, I wonder how I’ve missed her!

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2018 at 8:32 am #

      Wong is published by Lion Hudson (England) and is distributed by Kregel in the US. I like reviewing for these publishers because it exposes me to authors I would never have seen before. Check her book out!

      • debraemarvin January 2, 2018 at 8:37 am #

        Lion Hudson published a series by my buddies Lisa Karon RIchardson and Jennifer AlLee! I agree it’s important to keep a wide range of publishers. I noticed that one of the big awards in Christian Fiction this year had winners from small presses and not just the big five (or whatever they are now!) Thanks!

      • rbclibrary January 2, 2018 at 8:45 am #

        It is exciting to see recognition for books that may not get the notice they deserve.

  2. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem January 2, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

    12 Days at Bleakly Manor was a fantastic read! I loved how she combined her own story with that of Dickens. Can’t wait for the next one this year 😀

    My TTT:

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

      Me too! Thanks for sharing your link.

  3. Cori January 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    I love that you included the pictures of the authors. Sometimes the book covers get all the visual attention in the blogging world. There are a lot of books I am not familiar with on this list that I will investigate and learn more about.

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

      Hope you choose one to read. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog January 2, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

    Like you, I discovered Joanna and Karen this year. But, somehow I missed them for my list! Ah! Here’s my list that made it to 13:

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

      I had to revise mine after I visited another blog. I had missed a couple too!

  5. Lisa @ Captivated Reader January 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    I’ve yet to read any of the authors you shared in your TTT post this week… Time to explore some more new to me authors!!

    Here’s a link to my TTT post this week:

    • rbclibrary January 2, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

      Thanks for sharing your list. I hope you find an author you’ll love from mine.

  6. Carrie January 3, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    what a great group of authors & books!

    • rbclibrary January 3, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

      They sure are! I’ve enjoyed your lists. Hopefully, now that the holidays are over, I can actually comment. 😉

      • Carrie January 4, 2018 at 12:20 pm #


  7. Christine January 4, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    very excited to see ‘Grace in Strange Disguise’ there. Thank you. And in such good company.

    • rbclibrary January 5, 2018 at 9:54 am #

      Looking forward to the next book!

      • Christine January 22, 2018 at 4:45 am #

        so am I. The first draft is done. On to the editing.

      • rbclibrary January 22, 2018 at 7:16 am #


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