top 5 new-to-me authors I read in 2017.

I read a lot of new authors in 2017! I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5. These are authors I will be watching out for in the future, and I plan to read more of their books in 2018! (Also note that V. E. Schwab didn’t make the cut because I technically read the first Shades of Magic book at the end of 2016.)

Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for a Top Ten Tuesday!

This week’s theme: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

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5) Leigh Bardugo
I read the original Grisha trilogy this year and while I didn’t much care for it, I’m looking forward to reading Six of Crows and The Language of Thorns in 2018.

4) Nina LaCour
I read Everything Leads to You and Hold Still this year and was pretty impressed. I’m hoping to get to We Are Okay in 2018.

3) Patrick Ness
Can you believe I waited until 2017 to read anything by Patrick Ness? But I went for it in 2017 with The Rest of Us Just Live Here and A Monster Calls. I liked both of them but they were very, very different. I still want to read his Chaos Walking trilogy and maybe Release.

2) Noelle Stevenson
I started off the year right by reading Nimona, which was so precious and endearing. Then I went on to Lumberjanes and was a little sad to find out that Stevenson isn’t really a main contributor to the series (she helped developed the characters but isn’t the primary writer or artist), but I enjoyed them nonetheless. I’ll be watching out for more from her.

1) E. K. Johnston
E. K. Johnston blew me away with Exit, Pursued By a Bear this year, and then I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that she wrote the Ahsoka book. I also bought That Inevitable Victorian Thing (which was released in 2017),  but didn’t find time for it, so it’s one of my top priorities in 2018.



Which author did you discover in 2017?


  1. Kai @ Quartzfeather
    January 3, 2018

    I love Nina’s writing too! Have you read “You Know Me Well” her collab with David Levithan? It’s kinda short, but good nevertheless.
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    1. Emily @ Mixed Margins
      January 3, 2018

      I didn’t even know she did a collab with David Levithan! I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for letting me know!

      1. Kai @ Quartzfeather
        January 3, 2018

        No problem! I hope you enjoy it!
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