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This week has me answering the prompt: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Next/Sophomore Novel. Dude, this is hard, because so many authors I’ve read have had multiple books out, but that doesn’t mean I can’t include debut authors whose books I haven’t read, but I’m looking forward to the sequel.
No particular order here, just going off the top of my head.
1. Sabaa Tahir: I had some issues with “An Ember in the Ashes”, but I also liked the story and found myself invested in the characters well enough to see where the series would go. I’m hoping that as the series goes on, it builds in strength (and leans less on some of the problematic turns of the story – or at least treats them a little better than the first book did).
2. Renee Adieh: I’m already too excited over the release of the follow-up book to “The Wrath and the Dawn”, but I’ve still yet to write a review for the first book. Argh. Both of the covers for this book are beautiful, and I love stories set with this theme so, so much.
3. Jennifer Latham: I really liked ‘Scarlett Undercover,” and I’d like to see where her next project takes her. I think the biggest appeal of Scarlett was her character voice, which is something Latham did very well in shaping the character.
4. Andy Weir – I think I’ve determined that I’ll read anything that Andy Weir writes from here on out, because “The Martian” is one of my all-time favorite books. Really looking forward to what his next major book project will be.
5. Allie Brosh: Because I loved “Hyperbole and a Half” – no shame. I’d love to read another humor book in the style of the aforementioned.
6. Susan Cain: Because she’s so articulate about the experiences of introverts/introversion. I really enjoyed “Quiet” and I’ve heard she’s releasing another book next year along the same lines. I can’t wait to read it.
7. Robin Talley: Because I thought “LIes We Tell Ourselves” was absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to see what she writes next (and I have a galley of her next novel, so even better!)
8. Nicola Yoon: I haven’t read “Everything, Everything” in its entirety, but what I’ve read so far makes me want to read more from her in the future.
9. Helene Wecker: Because while I haven’t read “The Golem and the Jinni” in its entirety, I’d just really like to read more from her based on her style and the theme of this book.
10. Colleen Oakes: Yeah, technically her sophomore novel is already out, but I haven’t had the chance to read it, so it’s new to me. But I love her style of writing and I’d like to read more books from her in the near future.