Blogmas Day #19: New to Me Authors in 2019


Every year, I like to branch out and read new authors to find new favorites. This year was no exception. Here are five authors that were new-to-me this year, the books that I read by them, and if I plan to pick up more books by this author in the future:

  • Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Daisy Jones & The Six

Taylor Jenkins Reid has always been on my TBR, but I finally picked up one of her books after seeing rave reviews for Daisy Jones and the Six. It took me a little bit to get into my first book by this author, but I ended up really enjoying this story and rated it five stars. I will definitely pick up more books by this author in the future!

  • Rachel Hollis

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Non-fiction isn’t my preferred genre, however, I picked up this book after seeing it everywhere. This book was okay, and I started the second book by this author, but I didn’t finish it time before I needed to return it to the library. The second book by this author isn’t necessarily high on my TBR, but I may pick it up to read by the pool next summer.

  • Helen Hoang

The Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2)

I read The Kiss Quotient after hearing rave reviews online, but I didn’t love it as much as everyone else. When The Bride Test came up, it sounded more interesting to me than the first book, so I gave it a shot. I ended up loving The Bride Test much more than The Kiss Quotient and I look forward to reading the next book by this author in 2020.

  • Courtney Summers


I read Sadie after seeing rave reviews online. Sadie was an average read for me, although I thought the premise was interesting. I may be interested in reading another book by this author if it sounded interesting, but I’m not a huge mystery/thriller reader, so it probably wouldn’t be at the top of my TBR.

  • Jen Klein

Shuffle, Repeat

I read Shuffle, Repeat because I found it as a Kindle Daily Deal and the premise sounded cute because it reminded me of P.S. I Like you by Kasie West and aspects of Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. However, this book fell extremely flat for me because the main character criticized other people for being judgmental while simultaneously being the most judgmental character in the novel. I may pick up another book by this author in the future, but only if I find the premise interesting and see positive reviews beforehand.


What authors were new to you this year?


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