It’s time for my final post about 2022 and it’s a repeat of one I did for the first time last year. Inspired by a Top Ten Tuesday prompt, I’m going to be judging all the authors I experienced for the first time in 2022 and asking: Was it a one-time thing or do I need more? However, my twist on the prompt is that I’m giving my answers through gifs (with a small translation) because those can be just as if not more efficient than a lot of text.
In all transparency, I’m not actually going to do this with all the new authors I read in 2022. I’m excluding authors of non-fiction, classics and short story collections because it just doesn’t make sense to include those. Still, I have 25 authors and 25 gif-reactions lined up so let’s just get started!
Read: Clap When You Land
Will I read more books by Elizabeth Acevedo?
Translation: I don’t see the appeal but I can be convinced
Read: The Goblin Emperor
Will I read more books by Katherine Addison?
Translation: I literally just finished The Witness for the Dead
Read: The Atlas Six
Will I read more books by Olivie Blake?
Translation: I’m going to read The Atlas Paradox despite hating the first book
Will I read more books by Kristin Cashore?
Translation: I might as well read the books in the Graceling Realm that I skipped
Read: Peter Darling
Will I read more books by Austin Chant?
Aliette de Bodard
Read: The House of Shattered Wings
Will I read more books by Aliette de Bodard?
Translation: One was quite enough
Read: The Book of Hidden Things
Will I read more books by Dimitri Francesco?
Translation: Currently undecided but I could be persuaded
Thilde Holdt Kold
Read: Northern Wrath
Will I read more books by Thilde Holdt Kold?
Translation: Not unless she writes something drastically different
Will I read more books by Lucy Holland?
Translation: Not an impossibility but I’m extremely vary
Stephen P. Kiernan
Read: The Baker’s Secret
Will I read more books by Stephen P. Kiernan?
Translation: The one I read was good but I don’t see myself getting back to his books
F. T. Lukens
Read: In Deeper Waters
Will I read more books by F. T. Lukens?
Translation: It was fine, just not my thing
Read: A Marvellous Light
Will I read more books by Freya Marske?
Translation: I’m not completely sold yet but I’m definitely intrigued
Read: These Violent Delights
Will I read more books by Micah Nemerever?
Translation: If he ever writes anything else, I’m reading it immediately
Read: Spinning Silver
Will I read more books by Naomi Novik?
Translation: I should give her another chance but I’m not sure I want to
Will I read more books by Alex Pheby?
C. L. Polk
Will I read more books by C. L. Polk?
Translation: I wasn’t blown away but who knows?
Katy Rose Pool
Read: There Will Come a Darkness
Will I read more books by Katy Rose Pool?
Translation: I think I’ll just steer clear
Read: A Conspiracy of Truths, A Choir of Lies, Over All the Earth, A Taste of Gold and Iron
Will I read more books by Alexandra Rowland?
Read: The Darkness Outside Us
Will I read more books by Eliot Schrefer?
Translation: Still in shock over that book so obviously yes
Rachel Lynn Solomon
Read: Today Tonight Tomorrow
Will I read more books by Rachel Lynn Solomon?
Translation: Probably not
Read: The Gravity of Us
Will I read more books by Phil Stamper?
Read: The Emperor’s Blades
Will I read more books by Brian Staveley?
Translation: I’ve had my fill of his description of female characters
Read: Young Mungo
Will I read more books by Douglas Stuart?
Translation: Give me more now!
Read: Cemetery Boys
Will I read more books by Aiden Thomas?
Translation: I had so high hopes and now I don’t know what to do
Read: Veil of Lies
Will I read more books by Jeri Westerson?
Translation: I’m so not the target audience
After I did this last year, I promised myself I would read fewer new authors so it wouldn’t take me as long to write this post. I of course read seven more but the goal of fewer authors remains for 2023!
Let me know what you think of some of these authors! Have I made the wrong decision on anyone? Did you yourself encounter a new favorite author in 2022?