Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This week’s topic is Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel. So I realized that I haven’t really read a ton of debut authors this year. *gasp* I really need to work on supporting these fantastic new authors, because someday it’ll be me! Numbers 8-10 on the list below I haven’t read yet, but I’ll be reading them very soon and can’t wait!


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  Everything, Everything Cover  Never, Never  First Blush  The Last of the Firedrakes

1. Becky Albertalli – I absolutely adored Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It was sooooooooooo good. Like there are no words to describe how much I loved that book. Read it if you haven’t yet!

2. Nicola Yoon  Everything, Everything was pretty much everything, everything. Such a great debut, and I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

3. Brianna Shrum – I really enjoyed Brianna’s Peter Pan story, Never Never, told from the POV of Captain James Hook. It makes you see why the villain turned out the way he did. Such great writing!

4. Mónica B. Wagner – Mónica debut novel Frosh: First Blush left off on a cliffhanger and I want to know what happens next, like yesterday. It was a pretty cute story, and I like the pairings.

5. Farah Oomerbhoy – I really liked The Last of The Firedrakes. It was a little confusing, and seemed a bit familiar as far as elements similar to other fantasy books, but I can’t wait for the next book in the series.


Forget Tomorrow  Touching Fate  Fans of the Impossible Life  None of the Above  How We Fall

6. Pintip Dunn – This author’s debut novel, Forget Tomorrow, was pretty amazing. Dystopian novels aren’t that popular nowadays, but they’re fantastic. This one is really similar to Divergent in some aspects, but it definitely veered off into its own thing. I’d recommend it!

7. Brenda Drake – I really enjoyed Touching Fate. It was a fast read, and different from anything I’ve read before. Her next novel comes out in January already, so readers won’t have to wait too long for something new from Brenda. But that book is for a different series. I can’t wait to read it!

8. Kate Scelsa – I think Fans of the Impossible Life will be my next read once I finish Cress. I’ve heard some great things about it, and the summary sounds amazing.

9. I.W. Gregorio – None of the Above sounds like a fantastic read, and I’m hoping to read it very soon. I love diverse books, especially ones that deal with sexuality in adolescence in any capacity. The cover is simple, but super gorgeous.

10. Kate Brauning – Kate was a Pitch Wars mentor, and her book How We Fall sounds amazing. I’ve been dying to read it, but I’ve been a little distracted. And look at the beautiful cover!


Some other debut authors I’m excited to read are: Emily Martin, Marci Lyn Curtis, Sabaa Tahir, Catherine Lo, Ashley Herring Blake, Marisa Reichardt, Kate McGovern, Emily Henry, Heidi Heilig, Janet B. Taylor, Estelle Laure, Shannon M. Parker, Michelle Andreani, Charlotte Huang, Ann Jacobus, Jaye Robin Brown, etc.


Any debut authors you’re most looking forward to reading? I’m always looking for suggestions for new authors! 🙂

12 thoughts to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel”

  1. Great list. You have a few books on here that I have read and enjoyed myself. I think I am also going to have to add a few of these to my Christmas wishlist, it looks like I have missed out on some great debuts recently. I am especially excited to read Never Never, I have heard so many good things about that one. Here’s my TTT.
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  2. I’ve seen a lot of Nicola Yoon on these lists. I just read Fans of The Impossible Life and it is good, but a very emotional read. I was not expecting what I got. You also reminded I need to get Simon Vs Homo Sapiens while it is 1.99 on Kindle!

    1. Hmm maybe I should wait and read Fans of the Impossible Life this weekend then, so I’m not crying like a crazy woman at work haha. Oh I didn’t know it was on sale. I might buy a Kindle copy, so I can read it on the go! 🙂

    1. Yay! I’ve never been a huge Peter Pan fan, not sure why. But I really enjoyed learning more about the “villain” and how he ended up like that. Thanks 🙂

    1. Thanks Shannon! It was really hard to narrow it down. There’s too many great debut authors out there. Aww thanks. I just wanted to praise more authors and let people know some more that I want to read in the near future. It’s really good! You’ll have to let me know what you think after you read it!

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