“Debut” Authors Who I Want More Books From

Posted November 3, 2015 by Carlisa in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

Helllllllo. It is Tuesday and this post is a fantastic reason to procrastinate my homework that I have to get done. Because this is productive too, right? At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself so goodbye all you haters. Just kidding, I love you all—even the haters.

Anyway, (I always wonder this—is it “anyway” or “anyways”? Does it really matter? No. Do I wonder? Yes)…ANYWAY (Yes, I just looked it up. It’s “anyway”) today’s prompt is Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel. So, like, debut authors who I’m excited to read another novel by. BUT that’s hard and I haven’t actually read that many legitimately debut authors, so I’m going to cheat and post Top Ten Authors Who I’ve Read One Book By (So Are Debut To Me) And Have Me Looking Forward To Reading Their Second Novel. (Oh my word, so many capital letters). Okay? Okay.


everything everythingEverything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Guys, she’s legitimately a debut author. And I read Everything, Everything as an eARC just a few months ago and it was lovely. Full of wit and cuteness and it had a wonderfully unique plot. I’m going to shamelessly plug my review of it here…because you’re already on my blog so I can shamelessly promote my blog here, right? No? Oh well. Already went there. BUT Nicola Yoon. I’m excited to read more books by her!

Nimona by Noelle Stevennimonason

This isn’t a legit debut author *bows head in shame*. She’s written other graphic novels, but I really enjoyed this one! And I’m new to the whole graphic novel world, so you know, whatever. SHE’S NEW TO ME, OKAY? No, come back, I’m sorry for raising my voice. Anyway, (ha, I did it correctly that time without even thinking about it) this is a really cute story of a (maybe not-so) villain and his sidekick Nimona—who can, oh yeah, morph into anything at all. So pretty cool if you ask me.

the weight of feathersThe Weight of Feathers by Anne-Marie McLemore

LOOK GUYS A REAL DEBUT AUTHOR. I’m like 90% sure. Yes, I just checked. Now 100% sure. This is one I just read like last month, I think. It’s a Romeo and Juliet retelling and it was all kinds of wonderful and magical. If you want to know more, read my review here. Because I definitely want more of her magical books.

Ruthlruthlessess by Carolyn Lee Adams

Okay, I am getting way more legitimate debut authors than I thought I would because she is too. This is kind of an intense read about a girl who gets abducted by a serial killer. So, yeah, pretty intense. But in my current I-love-Criminal-Minds mindset, this book was perfect. Seriously, if you’re in for some thrills and chills, read this book. You’ll be on the edge of your seat forever and ever. Full review here. Soooo I’d be super intrigued if she ever wrote any more books.

TheGlassCastle_front_coverThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

This is a heart-breaking memoir that I loved, even though it was kind of terribly sad. But Walls writes beautifully and I want to read some of her other books really soon! They’re on my TBR list, for sure.


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenthe night circusstern

I LOVE THIS BOOK. I think I’m going to re-read it once I get done with all my school books. It’s just beautiful and mystical and enchanting and I loved everything about it. AND ERIN HASN’T PUBLISHED ANOTHER BOOK SINCE. At least that I know of. Tell me if I’m wrong because I wan
t to eat up all of her words. Go read this book if you haven’t already. I mean, you can read my review of it first if you want to (Beware: This is one of my first reviews written ever so it’s probably a garbled mess)…but then go read the book.

the wrath & the dawnThe Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

I’m pretty sure she has other books published before this one. I’m also pretty sure 70% of people thought The Wrath and the Dawn was her debut novel, so it basically counts. But this book was SO. GOOD. It’s a re-telling of 1,001 Nights and it’s just lovely and beautifully-written. And I need the sequel, like, yesterday. Read my raving review here.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yanceythe 5th wave

Okay, this one definitely doesn’t count as a debut author. Since he’s like super famous and a movie is about to be made of this. But this is the only one of his that I’ve read, so I’m counting it. This book was really intense and awesome, even if there was a little overly-flowerly prose. I still loved it. And I’m super excited for the movie. So I need to read more of his books for sure. Full review here.

code name verityCode Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

This one is also cheating. But Code Name Verity was really powerful and well-written. It’s the story of a friendship during World War II. They had to overcome a lot but…BUT READ THE STORY, sucker. [I’m sorry, it’s late…] Really, though. It’s good and I want to read more books by Elizabeth Wein. Full review here.

Emmy & Oemmy & oliverliver by Robin Benway

This was my first book by Benway and it was all sorts of cute, but also meaningful in a wonderful way. Her writing had major Sarah Dessen vibes, who I adore. But she has some more books that I definitely need to check out and read!

So these are the authors that I’ve only read one book by (either because they only have one published book or just because my TBR list is never-ending) but who I want more from.


Have you read any of these authors? Do you agree that I should read more of their books? Link me to your TTT posts! I want to know about all the authors and books I should read.


  • Oooooo nice list. Everything Everything made my list this week too. Such amazing writing I can’t wait for another book from Yoon. I haven’t read The Wrath and the Dawn Yet, but have heard such amazing things that I’m sure I’m going to love it! Also I just got Emmy and Oliver for my birthday so hoping to read that one very soon, but again from what I have heard I know I’m going to LOVE it! 🙂 I hope you get to read these sophomores soon! 🙂

  • Lauren

    So many great picks here- I need more by Morgenstern in my life. 🙂

    Check out my TTT and the weekly meme I hosting on my blog Music Monday.

  • Haha I wanted to do that as well but since I did have some I decided not to give myself more options to choose from and be there ALL DAY! I have some of these books but still haven’t picked them up like The 5th Wave and The Wrath and the Dawn but I’ve heard great things about the others like Night Circus, Everything Everything, and Code Name Verity. My Top Ten

  • 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 The Wrath and the Dawn, I have heard so many good things about that one. Here’s my TTT.

  • Foxy Blogs

    I haven’t read any of those BUT I keep seeing Everything, Everything… it has piqued my curiosity. It must be a great book to make so many list. <3
    My ttt- http://wp.me/p4uAPW-213

  • Rissi

    I think I “need” to pick up “Wrath and Dawn” because every time I turn around, someone is praising it. Oh, and “Emmy and Oliver” sounds really good! I have that one on my shelf, so hopefully soon I’ll get to reading it. 🙂