It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting this weekly link-up. This week’s topic is New to Me Authors that I read in 2018. Last year feels like a lost year, so I’m glad that I keep my notebook of books that I’ve read, otherwise I’d have no chance with this one!
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street pulled me out of a reading slump last year… And those books always have a soft spot in my heart! Filigree Street had so many wonderful bookish things that made my heart go pitter-patter, including some steam punk elements that I had no idea I’d enjoy.
I became aware of MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series through Twitter after Bill Clinton mentioned it in a NY Times interview. Set during WWII with a spunky heroine who inherited a crumbling Victorian mansion from an unknown grandmother and becomes a British spy — it’s fantastic! I always wish that I would have become a historian after reading these books.
Schwab is a fun one to follow on Twitter and Instagram, especially for folks who are interested in writing. She’s open about how difficult it is to show up to do the work. I listened to A Darker Shade of Magic on audio last year and was pulled into the world that she created – dark, twisted, and intriguing.
Thanks for checking out my highlighted authors from last year! Did you read any of these women? Or have you found an author that struck your fancy lately? I’d love to hear about her or him!