Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: New to me authors in 2022



Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is New-to-Me Authors I Discovered in 2022

I have no idea how this happened but in 2022 more than half of the books I read were by new to me authors! There were 34 of them! Crazy!

Below are just ten of them, chosen for various reasons:

Toshikazu Kawaguchi - I listened to two of his audiobooks in 2022, and I have another one to listen to (review)

Sarah Winman- Not only did I read the book, i also attended a session at Mebourne Writer's Festival which she was appearing at. 

Elif Shafak - I have to mention this one because The Island of Missing Trees was one of only two 5/5 reads for the year. I really need to read one of her other books soon!

Stanley Tucci - Early last year I got a little obsessed with him really. I listened to the audiobook (highly recommend) (review), borrowed the book from the library, watched his TV series, Taste of Italy, twice (review) and watched his movie Big Night (review)

Vanessa McCausland - This is the other 5/5 read from last year.

Jo Thomas - I read two of her books last year, and I will definitely be reading more this year.

Angela Petch - Her book inspired us to go to Puglia on our recent trip.

TJ Klune - Finally! I feel like I should have read this book before now.

Maggie O'Farrell  - about time right?

I have already read a couple of new authors this year!

Have you read any of these authors?


  1. While I've heard of most of these, I haven't read any. I should change that in 2023.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  2. I enjoyed Still Life, but I preferred the other Sarah Winman book I've read, When God Was a Rabbit. I've also read Hamnet and am hoping to read Maggie O'Farrell's latest book, The Marriage Portrait, this year.

  3. I’ve heard good things about The House in the Cerulean Sea.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-new-to-me-authors-i-discovered-in-2022/

  4. Klune is a great author to have found. I love that book.

  5. Hamnet was my favorite book of 2021. Now I am determined to read more by this author. In fact, her next book (can't recall the name) is slated for an upcoming book club. Psyched!

  6. I feel like I've read something by Maggie O'Farrell before, but I'm not sure I actually have. I really want to try Kawaguchi's books. They sound so good. And Klune is another author who I have been wanting try. It looks like you had good luck with new authors this past year! I hope you discover many more new-to-you authors this year!

  7. I have heard of quite a few of these but have not read any of them. I read quite a few new to me authors last year. I have read a few already this year as well. Have a great week!

  8. I'm very happy you loved T.J. Klune! Also I still haven't read Hamnet so you're not the last to discover that one haha. I must've borrowed it from the library 2-3x already.

  9. My Life Through Food looks like a good read.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  10. Same. Sixty percent of the books I read last year were by new-to-me authors. Some of them were duds, but I did find some great ones as well.

    I haven't read any of the authors on your list. I do want to try KLUNE and O'Farrell at some point.

    Happy TTT!

  11. As I read through your list and came to Island of Missing Trees, I couldn't figure out why I'd missed that book on my list because it was also one of my rare 5s. Then I realized it's because I focused on debut books....but, it sure was an excellent book! I've read several others on your list - Tucci's was another fave. I love finding new authors and this week is certainly adding to my TBR with every visit! Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys