Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017. Pretty simple, but hard to narrow down. Here are my top ten.


1. Emma Scott

I requested Emma Scott’s Full Tilt duet off NetGalley because I loved the covers and the blurb sounded good, too. I had no clue what I was in for. I love Emma Scott’s beautifully emotional writing.

2. Kennedy Ryan

I have to thank Ari from The New Romantics for making me read the Grip series. It was one of the best series I read in 2017, and so timely. Kennedy Ryan is a master with words.

3. Tijan

I don’t always fall in love with Tijan’s books, but the ones I do love hit me hard. She makes me fall in love with characters I would normally hate. She also infuses every book with so much angst and emotion. I am so happy to have found her this year!

4. Jamie Howard

I saw one of Jamie Howard’s Love Unplugged books on Cristina from My Tiny Obessions’ blog. It sounded like something I would like, so I decided to read it. I’m so happy I did!

5. Mignon Mykel

When Mignon Mykel emailed and asked me to read one of her hockey novels, I was excited. I love a great sports romance. I was pleasantly surprised by her writing. She’s quickly becoming one of my favorite hockey romance writers.

6. Mariana Zapata

I’ve only read Dear Aaron, but I can’t wait to get my hands on more books from Marina Zapata. I loved her writing!

7. Jenn Bennett

I’m always looking for great YA contemporary authors. I was happy to have found one in Jenn Bennett. Her stories are cute, but filled with so much heart.

8. L.J. Shen

Sometimes, I just want a darker romance read. L.J. Shen delivers exactly what I like. Her stories are raw and gritty.

9. Jen Frederick

I’m not exactly new to Jen Frederick. I read her collaborations with Elle Kennedy as Erin Watt last year. This year, I introduced myself to a couple of her other series. I loved them!

10. Penny Reid

Penny Reid is another author I’m not entirely new to. She has a series with L.H. Cosway that I adore. This fall, I read her Winston Brothers series. I loved it so much! I need to read more of her solo projects.


Have you read any of these authors? Did they make your list?

21 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017”

  1. I feel like I am such a bad reader for not picking up these authors. I know pretty much all of them, but for some reason I haven’t picked them up but good news they are on my list to read this year!!! So I hope I enjoy them as much as you have.

    Thanks for sharing and hope you had a wonderful time celebrating New Years.

    Happy Reading

  2. I basically haven’t heard of these before haha, but then again I don’t read a lot of romance… I’m going to check them out though!

  3. I haven’t read many of these. I did like Jenn Bennett’s book. I also ended up liking The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. I struggled a bit with how slooooow paced it was and it was probably more of a 3.5 for me, but I ended up really loving the last third or so of it, so I bumped my rating up to 4. Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Yay! Do you think you’ll read Wait for It? It’s on sale. It’s her friend Diana’s book. It’s very different from Winnipeg. I thought it was really good.

      1. When I looked at it, it looked like it was back up to $4.99 so I probably won’t buy it. But I saw it’s on kindle unlimited and I’ve been thinking about giving that a try so I’ll definitely read it if I do that and it’s still there.

        1. BOO! Yes, it is KU. I think it’s worth it. I have read so many books from it this year. And almost all of her books are KU. That’s how I read them. 😉

  4. Jamie Howard made my list too!! Great list of authors. There’s a few on here that are on my TBR because of you, but I haven’t made it to them yet…

  5. Oh I absolutely loved Full Tilt by Emma Scott! It was such an emotional book! And I’m hoping to try a book by Penny Reid this year. I bought Neanderthal Seeks Human and fingers crossed I love her books as much as you!

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