Today’s Top Ten Tuesday features authors who write an amazing first book… and now we’re just waiting for Book #2 to come along!
And please drop me a comment with a link to your Debut Authors list, and let me know what authors you’re looking forward to seeing something new from!
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
This is without a doubt one of my favorite novels of all time. No sign of a second novel just yet, but I keep hoping!
Renée Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn
A stunning debut novel, thankfully we don’t have to wait too long for Ahdieh’s second novel! The Rose and the Dagger is due out on May 3, 2016!
Roan Parrish, In the Middle of Somewhere (My Review: ★★★½)
A new author in the M/M genre, her first novel definitely caught my attention, and she wrote a short story in the Lead Me Into Darkness anthology that just came out!
Noelle Stevenson, Nimona
Noelle has been writing for a few TV shows, as well as the immensely fabulous Lumberjanes comic, but I think she’s at her best when she writes and illustrates. Hopefully we’ll see another series from her solo soon!
Alex Gino, George (My Review: ★★★★★)
Alex really caught my attention with their debut novel, about a transgender middle school child. I hope they’ll write more books about LGBT+ for children soon, because it’s a niche that desperately needs to be filled!
Becky Albertalli, Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda (My Review: ★★★★★)
I haven’t seen any news about a second book from Becky, but Fox 2000 just acquired the rights to the movie! AHHHHHH!!!!!!
Andy Weir, The Martian
Okay, it’s been made into a hilarious and brilliant movie with Matt Damon, so…. where’s the next book from the incredibly talented Mr. Weir? Rumor has it that Zhek will be published sometime in 2016…
Lori A. Witt,The Tide of War (My Review: ★★★★)
Okay, this is definitely cheating if you know the M/M genre at all… because Witt-Gallagher writes a ton of amazing books under four separate pen names. Lori A. Witt is the science fiction arm of the mastermind, but I absolutely adored her debut scifi novel, and can’t wait for more under this pen name!
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything (My Review: ★★★★★)
This book shows what it means to truly live, as opposed to just being alive, and I loved her unique voice and quirky characters. I hope Nicola’s next novel has the same great combination of text and art!
Yes, definitely cheating now… because Caitlyn’s second novel came out in September, and the third book in her Dragonsworn trilogy releases in December. But with three book published in six months, I think she still counts as “debut”, right?