Top Ten New Authors I Discovered In 2019 // Amazing Debuts And Catching Up On Phenomenal Backlist

Hey loves! Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s prompt is Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019. I’ve decided to do New Authors I Discovered In 2019 because I found so many new amazing ones! Mostly because I used to live under a rock and and everybody else knew about these authors and I didn’t, but shh I know about them now, and also a few amazing debuts!

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1. Stephanie Garber 


I finally started reading the Caraval series last January, and finished it over the summer when Finale came out! At least I didn’t have to wait! I love her enchanting storytelling, and also the back of my head was in her insta story at Yallwest so I’m cool now.

Books I read: Caraval, Legendary, Finale

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2. Sangu Mandanna 


I loved reading A Spark of White Fire and its sequel, A House Of Rage And Sorrow, and I absolutely can’t wait to finish the series when the next book comes out!

Books I read: A Spark of White Fire, A House Of Rage And Sorrow

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3. Natasha Ngan 


Everyone loves Girls of Paper and Fire, and I’m no different! Although I was slightly disappointed by the sequel, I’m still excited for the next book and I loved reading a queer Asian fantasy!

Books I read: Girls of Paper and Fire, Girls of Storm and Shadow

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4. Akemi Dawn Bowman 

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Akemi Dawn Bowman has quickly become one of my favorite authors!! I absolutely love her writing, and her biracial Asian rep is the most represented I’ve ever felt in a book!

Books I read: Starfish, Summer Bird Blue

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5. Emily Suvada

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I loved This Mortal Coil and This Cruel Design, and I can’t wait for the next book! I absolutely love the intense science fiction and the idea of genetic editing because I’m such a genetics nerd!

Books I read: This Mortal Coil, This Cruel Design

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6. Emma Mills


Emma Mills has some super cute books, and they’re so soft and fluffy and enjoyable to read! I especially love the marching band story in Famous in a Small Town!

Books I Read: Famous In A Small Town, First & Then, This Adventure Ends

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7. Margaret Rogerson


I’m so obsessed with Sorcery of Thorns!! It was my second favorite read of 2019 and I just love it with all of my heart!! I definitely need to go back and read An Enchantment of Ravens!

Books I Read: Sorcery of Thorns

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8. Casey McQuiston

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Like literally everybody in the whole bookish world, I absolutely loved Red, White, and Royal Blue, and am super excited to read anything else McQuiston writes!

Books I Read: Red, White, and Royal Blue

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9. Roshani Chokshi


I adored reading The Gilded Wolves!! I tried another of Chokshi’s books and didn’t really like it, but I still love her as an author and can’t wait for the Gilded Wolves sequel!

Books I Read: The Gilded Wolves, The Star Touched Queen

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10. Erin Hahn


I love Erin Hahn’s writing and the way she infuses music into her story, which I love so much! So excited to read anything else she writes!

Books I Read: You’d Be Mine

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Let’s Chat

What are some new authors you discovered last year? I’d love to chat in the comments below!



26 thoughts on “Top Ten New Authors I Discovered In 2019 // Amazing Debuts And Catching Up On Phenomenal Backlist

  1. Ah this is such a lovely list. I discovered Akemi Dawn Bowman with Starfish too and I adored it, I can’t wait to read more by the author. I’m also SO eager to read more by Erin Hahn, You’d Be Mine was such an incredible read 😀

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  2. Great list, Kay! I discovered Emily Suvada last year as well, and I honestly can’t get over what a fantastic writer and storyteller she is. I need to read This Vicious Cure ASAP! Haha! I’m so happy that you enjoyed A Spark of White Fire when you read it this last year! Though I haven’t read the sequel yet, I adored the first book! 🙂


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