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15 Authors I Need To Read More From

Hi everyone, it’s Sabrina here!  As you may know, my last post on the blog was a revisit of a Top Ten Tuesday list I made in 2014 discussing which authors I wanted to read more from.  I went through the list and discovered if I had actually achieved my goals from that post.  Today, I thought I would update the list and share a new bunch of authors that I need to read more books from as soon as possible!  Of course this isn’t an exhaustive list, but even so, I couldn’t narrow it down to just ten authors this time.  With that, please enjoy this list of fifteen authors that I need to – and plan to! – read more from!

1- TALIA HIBBERT

Damaged Goods by Talia Hibbert book cover
5 STARS
Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert book cover
5 STARS
Untouchable by Talia HIbbert book cover
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Yes, Talia Hibbert may be one of my most-read authors of the last couple of years, but – thank goodness – there is still more of her work for me to read!  And I know when I pick it up, I’m going to enjoy it.  I never used to read romance, but this author (and the next one featured on this list) has completely changed my perspective on the genre and created so many more reading options for me.  Next on my list from Talia Hibbert is Untouchable.

2- ALYSSA COLE

A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole book cover
5 STARS
The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole book cover
5 STARS
A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole book cover
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As promised, this is the other author that showed me the romance genre can be more than I had previously experienced.  Alyssa Cole’s Reluctant Royals series is one of my all time favourites and will always have a special place in my heart.  I adore the complexity of the characters and the layers to their relationships, especially when it comes to her leads.  As with Talia Hibbert, I still have several books from Alyssa Cole to read – next up is A Hope Divided.

3- KIERSTEN WHITE

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White book cover
5 STARS
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White book cover
5 STARS
Hide by Kiersten White book cover
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Funnily enough, Kiersten White actually featured in my original post!  And as I mentioned in my revisit, I have actually read more from this author since, but there are still plenty of books by her to go!  Since she is two for two right now (both books I’ve read by her have got 5 stars from me!), I have high hopes for her other works.  I’m most excited for the May release Hide as well as The Guinevere Deception and The Chaos of Stars.

4- NALINI SINGH

Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh book cover
4 STARS
Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh book cover
CURRENTLY READING
Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh book cover
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This author has so. Many. Books!  I feel like I will never run out!  Of course I am at the moment making my way slowly through the Psy-Changeling series (thank you Vera for getting me into that!), but I would also like to read her other series at some point as well as her latest mystery/suspense, Quiet in Her Bones.  At this point, I trust Nalini Singh’s books to be original and interesting, even if I sometimes take issue with the writing style.

5- BRIGID KEMMERER

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer book cover
5 STARS
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer book cover
3 STARS
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer book cover
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I had started to worry that maybe I didn’t like this author anymore when I read A Heart So Fierce and Broken and found myself frustrated and bored by the story.  However, I have since read Call It What You Want, and I adored it, so I think perhaps I just need to stick to contemporary, realistic fiction by Brigid Kemmerer – and luckily, I know that there is still at least one out there that I haven’t read yet: More Than We Can Tell, the companion to Letters to the Lost which is my favourite by Kemmerer so far.

6 – RIVERS SOLOMON

Blood is Another Word For Hunger by Rivers Solomon book cover
4 STARS
Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon book cover
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The Deep by Rivers Solomon book cover
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I’m really nervous about this pick, because I worry this author’s books will be too scary and/or gory for me after reading Blood is Another Word For Hunger.  The short story really struck a chord with me, but even that was leaning a bit too gory for my taste.  Still, the writing and story were totally engrossing and I can’t help but still want to read Rivers Solomon’s other work – I am particularly drawn to Sorrowland at the moment, so I may end up reading that soon!

7 – TESS SHARPE

Far From You by Tess Sharpe book cover
4 STARS
The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe book cover
5 STARS
Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe book cover
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I’ve read two thrillers by this author and one of them was a favourite read from 2021, so of course I want to read her other one, Barbed Wire Heart.  It has a really high average rating and it sounds super intense, so I’m expecting great things from it.  I think she has also contributed to a couple of YA anthologies, so I may just give those a try someday too.

8 – JANE HARPER

The Lost Man by Jane Harper book cover
5 STARS
The Dry by Jane Harper book cover
4 STARS
Force of Nature by Jane Harper book cover
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I read both The Dry and The Lost Man in quick succession and thoroughly appreciated them both, but for some reason I am yet to pick up the author’s other books.  I loved the atmosphere that was infused into these stories, so I am hoping to get more of that – particularly when I eventually read Force of Nature, the sort-of sequel to The Dry.

9 – TOCHI ONYEBUCHI

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi
4 STARS
Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi book cover
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Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi book cover
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I read Riot Baby in 2021, and it well and truly got me interested in this author.  It was such a compelling read with a unique story, so I am very much hoping to get something similar from his other works.  I must admit I did start War Girls once, but I ran out of time to read it before it had to be returned, so I still need to get back to that.  Beasts Made of Night also intrigues me a whole lot.  Highest on my list from this author though is the new release Goliath – it sounds right up my alley.

10 – CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado book cover
5 STARS
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado book cover
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The Low, Low Woods by Carmen Maria Machado (and more) book cover
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In The Dream House was an incredible read, made even better by the audiobook experience narrated by the author herself, so I am desperate to read more from this author.  Her Body and Other Parties sounds like it could be a hit for me – I tend to really enjoy short story collections written by a single author, and the synopsis has me intrigued.  Unfortunately the audiobook is narrated by someone else, so I may just pick up a written copy – we’ll see!

11 – KAZUO ISHIGURO

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro book cover
4 STARS
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro book cover
DNF
The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro book cover
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I’ve picked up a total of three books by this author now, with quite mixed results!  The Buried Giant was actually a DNF, but I really enjoyed The Remains of the Day and An Artist of the Floating World, so though neither of those were five stars for me, I’m still interested in checking out more of this author’s backlist.  Never Let Me Go and The Unconsoled are highest on the list.

12 – HIROMI KAWAKAMI

People From My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami book cover
4 STARS
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami book cover
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The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami book cover
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I read the collection People From My Neighbourhood last year and was strangely captivated by it – especially considering half the time I had no idea what was going on.  My library has a few of her other works available, and though I know nothing about it except that it was apparently an international bestseller, Strange Weather in Tokyo is the book I am most likely to read next from this author.

13 – MARIEKE NIJKAMP

Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp book cover
4 STARS
The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp book cover
3 STARS
At The End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp book cover
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I have to admit, I have absolutely no interest in reading This Is Where It Ends due to the subject matter, but I did really love Even If We Break (here’s my review of all the great things about it), and I recently read and enjoyed The Oracle Code (which is a graphic novel), so I am planning on giving At The End of Everything, the author’s latest release, a go at some point. 

14 – NINA LACOUR

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour book cover
4 STARS
Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour book cover
4 STARS
Hold Still by Nina LaCour book cover
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I’ve read three books by this author by now, and I’ve felt slightly different about all of them!  Though none ended up being five stars – We Are Okay was the closest – I’ve enjoyed my experience with them all and am certain that one day Nina LaCour will release a book that makes my all-time favourites list.  Watch Over Me also came so close, and I can point out very specific things that, if they had just been slightly different, could have altered the outcome for me.  So, with that being said, I’m a bit nervous to read both Hold Still and Yerba Buena, but it will be done!

15 – BECKY CHAMBERS

A Psalm For the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers book cover
5 STARS
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers book cover
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A Prayer For The Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers book cover
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You don’t know this yet, though I’m sure it will come up again and again, but A Psalm For the Wild-Built is easily my favourite book I’ve read this year – even if it is a novella!  I am dying to get my hands on more by this author and am impatiently waiting for The Long Way To a Small, Angry Planet from my library as I type this.  I do have my reservations about the book – I’ve been informed that it’s very slow paced and character based which sometimes doesn’t work for me – so I’ve got my fingers crossed in the hope that it turns out to be a winner.

What do you think?

Have you read from any of these authors?  Are there any authors’ backlists that you’ve read the entirety of?  Let me know!

7 thoughts on “15 Authors I Need To Read More From

  1. i keep forgetting about Alyssa Cole, I definitely need to read more from her! I also need to read more from Kazuo Ishiguro, I’ve read two and loved both!

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  2. Great post! ❤️ I have been on a Talia Hibbert kick this year, she’s my most read author so far 😄 I’ll be tackling the Ravenswood series next as well 🥰 I really need to read more of Nina LaCour (only read We are Okay) and Becky Chambers (only read A Psalm for the Wild Built & The Long Way) 😊

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  3. I’ve actually read a few books from these authors and I also need to read more from Talia Hibbert, Becky Chambers, Nalini Singh, and Tess Sharpe. I mean, I think I need to read more from at least half of these authors but they’re my key ones. In particular, I need to read Nalini Singh’s contemporaries and the latest Psy Changeling series because I don’t know why I haven’t started already. And seeing Hiromi Kawakami and Strange Weather in Tokyo reminded me I read that book and totally forgot! It was an interesting read and I think maybe I should reread and check out a few more books.

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  4. I’ve really been wanting to read more romance books recently, and I’ve read Alyssa Cole’s thriller When No One Is Watching and I absolutely loved it. I’ve never read one of her romance books before but this post has reminded me of her and now I will be adding more of her books to my tbr!

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  5. Oh this is such a fantastic idea for a post, I love it! I hope you’ll enjoy Never Let Me Go, it’s such a good book. I’m currently reading The Girls I’ve Been and curious to see where this story goes, I’m glad to hear you want to read more by this author! 🙂

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