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New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2022: Will I Read More of Their Books?

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!

Elizabeth Acevedo

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

Katherine Addison

Read: The Goblin Emperor

Will I read more books by Katherine Addison?

Translation: I literally just finished The Witness for the Dead

Olivie Blake

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

Kristin Cashore

Read: Bitterblue

Will I read more books by Kristin Cashore?

Translation: I might as well read the books in the Graceling Realm that I skipped

Austin Chant

Read: Peter Darling

Will I read more books by Austin Chant?

Translation: Absolutely!

Aliette de Bodard

Read: The House of Shattered Wings

Will I read more books by Aliette de Bodard?

Translation: One was quite enough

Dimitri Francesco

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

Lucy Holland

Read: Sistersong

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

Freya Marske

Read: A Marvellous Light

Will I read more books by Freya Marske?

Translation: I’m not completely sold yet but I’m definitely intrigued

Micah Nemerever

Read: These Violent Delights

Will I read more books by Micah Nemerever?

Translation: If he ever writes anything else, I’m reading it immediately

Naomi Novik

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

Alex Pheby

Read: Mordew

Will I read more books by Alex Pheby?

Translation: No.

C. L. Polk

Read: Witchmark

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

Alexandra Rowland

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?

Translation: …YES!

Eliot Schrefer

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

Phil Stamper

Read: The Gravity of Us

Will I read more books by Phil Stamper?

Translation: Never

Brian Staveley

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

Douglas Stuart

Read: Young Mungo

Will I read more books by Douglas Stuart?

Translation: Give me more now!

Aiden Thomas

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

Jeri Westerson

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?

8 thoughts on “New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2022: Will I Read More of Their Books?

  1. I absolutely adored this post! I honestly think gifs could be my favourite thing on the internet (bold statement I could regret but here we are) so combining gifs with books was beautiful!

    I’ve read Clap When You Land and The Poet X by Acevedo, I found Clap When You Land was only in the middle ground, but The Poet X was a lot more enjoyable and moving to me. You can do as you will with that information!
    I read So This Is Ever After by F T Lukens this year and I have come to the same conclusion as you, their books are not for me but I can see them working for others.
    I really do need to read These Violent Delights by Micah Nemerever as I’ve seen lots of good reviews!!

    Again, I loved this post so much! šŸ˜

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    1. I’m glad you loved it so much! šŸ˜ Sometimes it’s just easier to express yourself with gifs so I completely understand your love for them!

      The Poet X would also be my choice if I attempted Acevedo again so I’ll take your thoughts on it into consideration šŸ˜‡
      So This is Ever After was also on my TBR because it sounded so much like Carry On, but after reading In Deeper Waters, I figured it would just be another fun 3-star read that I didn’t need to try.

      I hope you get to These Violent Delights, though! It’s a bit weird but also very, very good if you ask me šŸ˜„

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  2. I still think this is one of the most ingenious formats you’ve ever come up with! šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚

    Honestly, that The Atlas Six gif was so accurate that I’m starting to think I might even be intrigued enough to make bad decisions right along with you… šŸ¤” You know, just so I can witness your live reaction to not getting that Danish reveal I’m sure you’re desperately waiting for šŸ˜œ

    AND YOU’RE MAYBE GOING TO READ THE REST OF THE GRACELING BOOKS? šŸ‘€ Consider that the thing in this post that made me most excited – at least apart from the fact that I’m probably going to get some thoughts on The Witness for the Dead soon šŸ¤— I mean, I absolutely adore all the books in that series from the bottom of my heart, but I’m not sure if you will. So consider me anxiously excited, I guess!

    I’m pretty sure that you’re never going to be a Naomi Novik fan if you didn’t like Spinning Silver, though šŸ˜… Apart from the fact that Spinning Silver is obviously her most superior book (šŸ„°), that descriptive writing style you hated so much is definitely a thing in all of her novels… And I’m pretty sure you’d roll your eyes at the romance in Uprooted šŸ˜… So yeah, maybe reach for those other authors on your list first?

    Also, hard agree on These Violent Delights and The Darkness Outside Us!šŸ¤© Although, of course, my favorite gifs were still the snarky unfavorable ones šŸ˜‡

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    1. Thank you!! šŸ˜‡

      Apparently, I have superpowers because I can make you reconsider reading The Atlas Paradox through a simple gif šŸ˜‚ You know I wouldn’t mind a partner in my efforts to survive all the Parisa scenes. Although, I seem to have confused you because what do you mean about the Danish reveal I’m NOT getting? Of course, it’s happening! I don’t know why you doubt it šŸ¤”šŸ™ˆ

      And yeah, I do plan on going back and reading at least Graceling and there is exactly one reason for that and that reason is Po. I’m in love so I can’t exactly ignore a book that supposedly features him a lot more than Bitterblue did šŸ˜ And to give you a sneak peek of my thoughts on The Witness for the Dead, it’s very similar to your situation with A Choir of Lies: You can’t love a book with footnotes. I can’t love a book with a murder mystery plot šŸ˜…

      I’m also thinking that IF I try Naomi Novik again, I need something as different as possible from Spinning Silver so Uprooted was already out of the picture šŸ˜… It’s her Temeraire series that sounds like it’s written by a completely different author so that’s the one that might be a possibility if I ever dare attempt it. And it’s not like I had that many maybe-authors this year šŸ¤” With that average rating of mine there were a lot of definite no’s šŸ™ˆ

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      1. Well, I can’t pretend I’m not curious as to just how bad of a train wreck The Atlas Paradox is… So if there’s any way I can find a copy I don’t have to pay for, I wouldn’t be opposed to helping those survival efforts of yours! But I’m drawing the line at spending any more money on this series, so I guess we’ll have to see šŸ˜‚

        Graceling does feature Po a lot more than Bitterblue šŸ˜‡ So yeah, I guess you have to read it! Also, just so you know, Winterkeep has Po mentions as well, and Fire is my favorite of the four after Bitterblue… šŸ™ƒ

        I can’t understand how anyone could possibly prefer footnotes over murder mysteries, though šŸ˜„ I love trying to figure out who did it! I’ve basically been obsessed since elementary school, but ever since I discovered Agatha Christie, no other author could really compete, which is why I eventually stopped reaching for them as much… But I guess I can live with you feeling meh about the book, IF you at least like Thara šŸ˜œ

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      2. Well, me trying to predict the line’s progression at my library tells me I’ll be reading it in about a month if you want to join me šŸ˜Š

        There’s just always been something about murder mysteries that made them both predictable and unrealistic to me so I’ve always found them utterly ridiculous. I’ve literally never liked a book with such a plot šŸ¤·ā€ā™€ļø But I did like Thara, although he couldn’t compete with Maia šŸ„°

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      3. I’ll see if I can obtain a copy somehow šŸ˜‚

        And I guess that’s fair… I didn’t think Thara could compete with Maia either before I read the next book – although that one doesn’t really have any less mystery, so I’m not sure it’d be your thing šŸ˜…

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