Ever grabbed a book by some previously unknown author and then decided to make it your life’s purpose reading their entire work? I know I did and this year more than ever! Keep reading to find which are my favorite authors from 2019 and which books made me fall in love with them!
Yet another bookish post on the blog! You pretty much got what this is about from title and intro so let’s not waste any more time and get to it!
5 favorite authors discovered in 2019
1. Leigh Bardugo
I know, all right, I am very much late to the party.
She’s the creator of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom and if you haven’t seen my blog posts yet ( which you should totally definitely see right at this link Six Of Crows and this link Crooked Kingdom) I am madly in love with them. They are actually on my re-read list for december ❤ She also wrote The language of thorns which you can find reviewed right here
I plan on reading The ninth house from her and the Shadow and Bone trilogy. Regarding S&B, many have told me it is not a great series which really makes sense since it was her first. I do want to read it though because I would love to see how she grew from that to Six of Crows!
2. Helen Fields
Just so you get how serious I am about her, I read the last book in her series and the next day I ordered all the previous 5(!!!) ones! I, as many of you already know, am by no means a fan of police-detective books. This lady rocked my world with Perfect Kill ( which you can find reviewed here Perfect Kill) Her writing was superb, the level of details in the book amazing yet not boring and her characters.. i loved her characters. Highly recommending Helen Fields if you’re into mystery, police-detective books, thrillers.
3. Gillian Flynn
Oh man… I have not enough words to describe Gillian Flynn. She scares me, that’s sure. The things that woman’s mind can conceive are from another world! And the way she uses her words… they crawl under your skin and go with you to bed.
4. Katherine Arden
I started 2019 reading The bear and the Nightingale and I plan on ending the year re-reading the entire series.
Katherine has a way with words. She has the power to transpose you in her world, to make you smell the wood in the fire, the crisp snow outside, feel the grass tickling the soles of your feet and the chilly air next to a pond. Highly recommending her books if you like reading about strong characters, mature relationships, family and magic.
5. Paula Hawkins
I liked her a lot. I liked her Into the water a lot more than The girl on the train but overall, she became an auto-buy author for me. I love multiple POVs and she gave me precisely that especially in the first book. I can’t wait for her to publish other books! If you’re curious about my reviews for her books, you can find them here: Into the water and The girl on the train
These are my favorite authors discovered in 2019 ❤ Have you discovered anyone that you really, really, really enjoyed this year? Share it with the rest of us so we can check them out this or next year too 😀