Ten Authors I Discovered in 2016

Posted December 6, 2016 by Hannah in Features, Top Ten Tuesdays / 4 Comments

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I feel like I’ve really branched out in my reading this year. As I’m getting older, YA becomes a little less appealing in some aspects, and I’m finding I’m expanding my reading horizons a lot as I trial and test other genres. What is great about this is that I get to discover new authors as well to fall in love with! Double the win, right? I’ve divided this post up into two sections – the first five are authors whose books I’ve read, and the second are authors whose books I’m yet to read, but am planning to read before 2016 is over (that doesn’t give me a lot of time, yikes!)

untitled-designAnne Barton (nee Anna Bennett) | Goodreads

I found Anne’s book, Once She Was Tempted at my local library and plucked it off the shelf on a whim. Boy was I ever so glad to! Anne writes the historical romances that I love – strong willed and fiesty heroines with brooding love interests and tight family units who would do anything for their kin. In. Total. Love. I can’t wait for her new books under Anna Bennett!


 Julie Jame| Goodreads

Julie was also another random discovery! I absolutely adored her FBI/Attorney series and have found a new favourite trope! What I love the most? While everyone is sexy and gorgeous, they’re also smart, intelligent and have worked their way to where they are through hard work and integrity. The host of characters are smart, funny and loyal, and make me laugh all the time.


Rachael Craw | Goodreads

I’ve had Spark on my bookshelf for quite a while, and never read it until this year. I have no idea why, the series was UH-MAZING! I love genetic-y superhuman power-y type stories, and Rachael sealed her fate as an amazing writer with this series, and I honestly can’t wait to read more. Like maybe that spin off series of Davis, hmmm???

 Jen MaloneGoodreads

Wanderlost is probably one of my favourite contemporaries of 2016. It was such a sweet, fun read about some of my favourite places on Earth and I really can’t wait to read her other YA books!

Cath Crowley | Goodreads

How have I never read a Cath Crowley book before??? Am I even Australian? What am I doing with my life? Words in Deep Blue is one of the best books I’ve ever read, hands down. It was just so beautiful and it’s about words and the power of words and bookshops and books and love and really you just need to read it for yourself!


Victoria Schwab  | Goodreads // Sarah Glen Marsh | Goodreads // Kathryn Holmes | Goodreads

Evelyn Skye | Goodreads // Brittany Cavallaro | Goodreads 

Who are some authors you’ve discovered this year? Let me know in the comments!


4 responses to “Ten Authors I Discovered in 2016

  1. I have to admit that I haven’t read any of authors you mentioned, but some of these books are on my tbr. I really want to read Wanderlost as I heard so many people loving it.
    It’s great to branch out as readers, these days I read so many different genres and I still feel there are ones I have to read more or try for the first time. There’s just so many genres and subgenres…

  2. Without you, I wouldn’t have read any Anne Barton or Julie James! I am genuinely so grateful and indebted to you.

    You must definitely read more Cath Crowley! I adore her.

  3. Ooh another fan of Rachael Craw! Isn’t she the coolest thing ever? And those covers are so amazing. Great post, thanks for the suggestions 🙂

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