Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. And who doesn't love a good list?
This week’s topic is debut authors who have me looking forward to their second work. I love discovering new voices so I read quite a lot of debuts. It always amazes me the stunning stories some authors come up with for their first books. And lately I have read some great ones. Here they are:
1) Cesca Major. Her debut novel, The Silent Hours, will definitely be one of my books of the year. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next after such a unique and stunning story.
2) Iona Grey. I absolutely loved Letters to the Lost, one of those books that capture you and stay with you for a long time and another contender to my book of the year.
3) Lucy Ribchester. Set in London in 1912, the setting of The Hourglass Factory was fascinating. Her next novel is called The Amber Shadows and will be out in April 2016.
4) Heidi Swain. I adored The Cherry Tree Café, it had all the ingredients I love crafts, cupcakes and romance!
5) Rebecca Pugh. Return to Bluebell Hill had the perfect mixture of romance and mystery. Her second book, A Home in Sunset Bay, is out in February 2016.
6) James Hannah. With his fantastic debut, The A to Z of You and Me, James Hannah is certainly an author to watch out as his style is unique, honest and to the point.
7) Cressida McLaughlin. Her debut is a serialised novel called the Primrose Terrace Series. Her cute stories about a dog walker are highly entertaining and I can’t wait to get the whole series as a complete novel (out this week).
8) Rosie Blake. I laughed out loud with her debut, How to Get a (Love) Life, and I am so looking forward to her second book How to Stuff Up Christmas, out this week!
9) Victoria Van Tiem. Her debut, Love Like the Movies, was of the best books I read last year so the expectations are high for her second work, Holding Out for a Hero, out in January.
10) Sara Novic. Her debut, Girl at War is an extraordinary tale about war, loss and grief but also about love and hope and the need to find your place in the world. Sara's voice needs to be heard, loud and clear, and after such an amazing debut, I can't wait for more by this young author.
What are yours? Have you read any amazing debuts lately? Tell me on the comments!