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2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
- Arkansas
- California (4)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho
- Illinois (4)
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- Iowa
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- Kentucky (1)
- Louisiana (1)
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- Maryland (1)
- Massachusetts (1)
- Michigan (1)
- Minnesota (1)
- Mississippi
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- Nebraska (1)
- Nevada (1)
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey (1)
- New Mexico
- New York (4)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio (6)
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- Pennsylvania (1)
- Rhode Island (1)
- South Carolina (1)
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas (1)
- Utah (1)
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia (3)
- Washington (3)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming (1)
- *Washington, D.C.

International:
Australia (2)
Canada (3)
England (6)
France (1)
Ireland (1)
Switzerland (1)
The Philippines (1)
Wales (1)

My Progress:


28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2021 Fall Into Reading Challenge

My Progress:


0 / 24 books. 0% done!

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
(Hosted by Yours Truly!)

My Progress:


6 / 25 books. 24% done!

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

My Progress:


33 / 50 books. 66% done!

Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


35 / 52 books. 67% done!

2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


39 / 52 books. 75% done!
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 New-to-me Author Discoveries


As much as I love reading books by my favorite authors, I also enjoy discovering new writers, so I always try to mix it up.  Case in point:  in 2020, just over half of the 191 books I read were by authors whose work I had never tried before.  Although not all of them turned out to be winners for me, I did find a number of new authors that I liked and definitely want to read more from.  Since today's Top Ten Tuesday is all about those discoveries, I'll share ten of mine in just a sec.

Edit:  After crafting this whole post, I realized I made a similar TTT list back in July that included several of these authors.  Oops.  I'm too lazy to change out the duplicates.  Sorry!

First, though, I want to encourage you to join in the TTT fun.  All you have to do is buzz on over to That Artsy Reader Girl, read some quick instruction, make your own list, then spend some happy hours clicking around the book blogosphere.  It's a great way to spread the love around our fabulous community while getting great reading recommendations at the same time.   

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2020:


1.  Riley Sager—creepy adult mysteries/thrillers
Book(s) read in 2020:  The Last Time I Lied; Lock Every Door 


2.  Nic Stone—YA and middle-grade contemporary, featuring Black characters
Book(s) read in 2020:  Clean Getaway


3.  Julie Lee—middle-grade historical, featuring Korean characters
Book(s) read in 2020:  Brother's Keeper (debut)


4.  Alyssa Maxwell—adult historical mysteries
Book(s) read in 2020:  Murder at the Breakers
Book(s) read since:  Murder at Marble House


5.  Janae Marks—middle-grade contemporary, featuring Black characters
Book(s) read in 2020:  From the Desk of Zoe Washington (debut)


6.  Aida Salazar—middle-grade contemporary and historical, featuring Latinx characters
Book(s) read in 2020:  Land of the Cranes 


7.  Dusti Bowling—middle-grade contemporary and mystery
Book(s) read in 2020:  The Canyon's Edge


8.  Diane Chamberlain—adult historical and contemporary 


9.  Tea Cooper—adult historical and historical romance, set in Australia
Book(s) read in 2020:  The Woman in the Green Dress


10.  Ben Oliver—YA sci-fi and dystopian
Book(s) read in 2020:  The Loop (debut)

There you have it, ten new authors I found in 2020.  Have you read any of them?  Which new authors did you discover in 2020?  I'd truly love to know.  Leave me a comment on this post and I will gladly return the favor on your blog.

Happy TTT!

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