Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

TTT for January 25, 2022

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In 2021, I read books by 105 different authors. 53 were new to me authors, so choosing the top ten was not easy.
Here are these authors (in the chronological order of discovery), with the book that made me want to read more by them.

There’s a bit of everything, including French and Japanese authors, classics and brand new books, thrillers, science-fiction, middle-grade, and poetry!
I hope some of these inspire you and make you discover new terrific authors!

Please click on the book covers to access my review
or the Goodreads page

#1 – Yukio Mishima
The sound of waves

#2 – Edogawa Rampo
The Black Lizard

#3 – James M. Cain
Double Indemnity
#4 – Sébastien Japrisot
Rider on the Rain
#5 – Michel Crichton
The Andromeda Strain
#6 – Robert MacFarlane
The Lost Spells#7 – Sylvain Forge
Tension extrème#8 – Diane Setterfield
the thirteenth tale
#9 – Neal Stephenson
Termination Shock
#10 – Kate DiCamillo
The Beatryce Prophecy

Have YOU read any of these?
Any recommendations by these authors?
Please leave the link to your own list,
so I can visit.


43 thoughts on “Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2021

  1. 53 new authors is amazing! I have not read any of these books. I will probably read less new to m authors as I focus on my TBR physical and virtual shelves but should still have over 10 to do this post again next year 🙂


  2. I enjoyed seeing your thoughts on Michael crichton last year. and Termination shock jumps out at me as well. I’ve been discovering Japanese authors here as well which is broadening my horizons!


  3. I very much agree with you on Diane Setterfield and The Thirteenth Tale. If I had done this top ten idea, that would have been one of my picks.

    TracyK at Bitter Tea and Mystery


  4. I know Michael Crighton, of course, but have never read any of his books. I have, however, read “The Thirteenth Tale” and “Anathem” by Neal Stephenson. Other than that, most of your authors are totally unknown to me, I’ll have to look into them. Yukio Mishima sounds interesting.

    My TTT this week.


  5. Wow, 53 is a lot of new authors to choose from! I haven’t read any of the books you listed, but I’ve read a couple books by Michael Crichton (Jurassic park and Timeline—and I’ve been wanting to re-read them both because I don’t remember anything about them). I also read Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, and it was a really neat experience. Thanks for stopping by my TTT earlier!


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