I’ve had the absolute pleasure of meeting (via books and in person) many new wonderful and talented authors this year. Let me tell y’all, I worked and worked to narrow my favorite new-to-me authors down to 10 but it’s just not happening!
Again in no particular order, I am eager to read anything (and everything) published by the following authors whose work I’ve read for the first time this year! Author pictures are linked to their websites, so go check them out!
My review of Conspiracy of Silence
My review of Ordinary Snowflakes
My review of Dear Mr. Knightly & A Portrait of Emily Price
My review of Her One and Only & To Have and To Hold
My review of Close to You & Can’t Help Falling
Two titles on my 2016 Favorites: Audiobooks list
V. Joy Palmer
My review of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations & spotlight post
Pepper Basham: author spotlight & my review of The Thorn Bearer, The Thorn Keeper, The Thorn Healer, & A Twist of Faith
My review of By Your Side & Step by Step
My review of The Wedding Dress, The Wedding Shop, & A Royal Christmas Wedding
My review of Counted with the Stars & Shadow of the Storm
My review of The Captive Heart
Susan Anne Mason
My review of Irish Meadows, A Worthy Heart, & Love’s Faithful Promise
Kristi Ann Hunter
My review of A Lady of Esteem, A Noble Masquerade, & An Elegant Facade
My review of The Wood’s Edge & A Flight of Arrows
My review of Miriam
The Lady and the LionHeart left me speechless…
I’ll work on “squeezing words out of feelings” (#swoof for short, y’all…) that’s what happens when this reviewer struggles to find adequate words for the incredible aftermath of experiencing the work of a talented storyteller. Look for that review in the new year 😉
PLEASE tell me your favorite “new-to-me” authors (I love meeting new authors!) and let me know if any of my favorites are your favorites too!
21 thoughts on “2016 Favorites: New-to-Me Authors”
Jen Rodewald, Joanne Bischof, Pepper Basham, Connilyn Cossette, and Lori Benton were all new to me authors this year too. They are all on my ‘must read’ list for future releases 🙂 Many of the others are on my must read list too, but I discovered the pre-2016 ????
I had to keep going back to goodreads and checking the dates on my reads! So many other authors are on my favorites list for this year but I didn’t want to make it a 2 day post!
Jen Rodewald, Kara Isaac, Kristi Ann Hunter, Pepper Basham, Joanne Bischof, and Susan Anne Mason were new to me in 2016. I have read and loved Candace Calvert, Ronie Kendig, Becky Wade, and Rachel Hauck’s books before this year. I have books by Michelle Griep, Katherine Reay, and Lori Benton on my Kindle waiting, I’ve heard a lot of good things about the other authors you have listed. I’ll have to add them to my TBR continent.
I would add Catherine West, Nicole Deese, Victoria Bylin, Dawn Crandall, Melissa Tagg, Janet Ferguson, Regina Jennings. I can see your dilemma in trying to narrow it down. It’s quite impossible. At least we won’t run out of reading material anytime soon. 😀
It really is, Winnie! And all those authors are among my favorites!!!
Winnie, You are sweet to include me 🙂 Thank you!
So honored to have “met” you–and to be on your list among such talented storytellers. You’re a blessing to all of us, Beth. Thank you. And here’s to new books (and new friendships!) in 2017.
Aw, Candace, thank you! And I have to say, your foodie flare landed you firmly on my list and every time I went over it trying to shorten the list I would remember the strawberries and knew you had to stay! 😀
Good way to do the list! Kristi Ann Hunter is a new favorite for sure! Michelle Griep and The Captive Heart! ❤️ Some of these are a favorite too but can’t remember if I first read them in 2016! My brain! ????
Oh yes, thank goodness for goodreads, I had no idea! I feel like I’ve known Pepper Basham my whole life and I first read her book in January! Crazy!
Wow! Some of these ladies are my favorite authors. I guess I need to move the others up on my TBR pile. 🙂
Hahaha! That’s what book blogger friends are for! I’m sure you’ll return the favor 😉
Beth, you and I share many favorite authors! In the Biblical fiction category, I would add Lynn Austin. Connilyn Cossette is on my radar too. I love Becky Wade, Lori Benton and Joanne Bischof.
I’m looking forward to more incredible Christian fiction in 2017!
Me too, Caryl!!! Me too!!!
I am so happy to have “met” you!!! Thank you!! ❤ ❤ ❤
You’re welcome! The feeling is mutual!
Beth, YOU. ARE. AMAZING!!! And what a fantastic group of authors. I’m so honored to be among the list and THRILLED you enjoy my fiction!! You are such a sweetheart and I’m glad we’ve met and HUGGED in real life! 🙂
Pepper, I feel like I’ve known you forever how is this possible?! I’m looking forward to our next real HUG!
Great list! I’ve read a number of these!
Thank you, Janet! Oh it was painful to whittle down!!!
What an awesome list!! Thanks again for including me, Beth!!
My pleasure, Susan! It was so nice to meet you and the O’Leary family!!!