Sunday, January 1, 2023

2023 New (to me) Author Challenge

I've done this challenge for the past twelve years and discovered some amazing authors along the way (not hard to believe since I've read 680 debut/new-to-me authors in that time). It's fun for me to look back on these lists, especially when I see authors who are now auto-buys for me.

The Challenge: Read 20 or more books this year by authors you’ve never read before.
Dates: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023

My list:

1. Author: Alexis Daria
Title: You Had Me at Hola (Primas of Power, Book 1)

2. Author: Kate Hunt
Title: XXL

3. Author: Molly Harper
Title: Pasties and Poor Decisions

4. Author: Lucy Worsley
Title: Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman

5. Author: Loan Le
Title: A Pho Love Story

6. Author: Aubrey Gordon
Title: “You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People

7. Author: Jennette McCurdy
Title: I’m Glad My Mom Died

8. Author: KJ Charles
Title: The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen (The Doomsday Books, Book 1)

9. Author: Ashley Schumacher
Title: The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway

10. Author: Virginia Heath
Title: Never Fall for Your Fiancée (The Merriwell Sisters, Book 1)

11. Author: Audrey Bellezza
Title: Emma of 83rd Street

12. Author: Emily Harding
Title: Emma of 83rd Street

13. Author: James Clear
Title: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

14. Author: Jessica Martin
Title: For the Love of the Bard (Bard’s Rest, Book 1)

15. Author: Daniel Haack
Title: Prince & Knight (Prince & Knight, Book 1)

16. Author: Maxwell Maltz
Title: Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded

17. Author: Jennifer Wilck
Title: Home for the Challah Days (Holidays, Heart and Chutzpah, Book 1)

18 Author: Laura Moher
Title: Curves for Days (Big Love from Galway, Book 1)

19 Author: Erin La Rosa
Title: Plot Twist (The Hollywood Series, Book 2)

20 Author: Cynthia Sax
Title: Knowing Zip (Cyborg Sizzle, Book 8.5)

21 Author: Brynn Hale
Title: Zena’s Zing (Babes in Toyland)

22 Author: Lex Croucher
Title: Gwen & Art Are Not in Love

23 Author: Jenny L. Howe
Title: On the Plus Side