Monday, January 1, 2018
Take ten: new authors (to me) in 2017
1. Jamie Jo Wright
This is the only book I have read by her so far, and while it was a bit darker then what I usually read, I loved the message. It was surprisingly deep for fiction!
2. Kasie West
I read two of Kasie's books this year, since they are just so cute! Everything YA fiction should be, IMO. I look forward to reading more by her this next year! (I also read Lucky in Love)
3. Mark Batterson
The women's study group I am in choice to start 2017 off with this devotion, which was amazing! I'm starting this year off with it as well, to see if it is a trend I want to continue. I also read Whisper by him, which was interesting, but not near as life changing.
4. Julie Daines
My sister recommended Julie's books to me, then I realized I had downloaded two of hers on Netgalley! I've enjoyed Eleanor and the Iron King and A Blind Eye, both very different stories, and look forward to reading Willowkeep here soon.
5. Janice Cantore
Another author that my sister recommended to me. I need to read more than this one book by her!
6. Stephanie Morrill
This is the only book I have read by Stephanie, but I look forward to reading some of her other stories, since this one was amazing!
7. Heidi Chiavaroli
I've just read Freedom's Ring, but I look forward to reading her next book that releases in May.
8. M.J. Thomas
My daughter and I read the first and second books in this series together. They are a lot of fun for young (and not so young) readers!
9. Heidi St. John
Becoming Mom Strong is the only book I have read by Heidi, but I did notice she has a Bible study that looks like it would be good to go through!
10. Kim Vogel Sawyer
Bringing Maggie Home was incredibly well written and hit on some of my insecurities. I loved that it about three generations of women.
Michele Phoenix-While Of Stillness and Storm is well written, it was not my favorite book by far.
Eric Metaxas-I feel like I am cheating with this one, since I really just listened to him talk about his books 7 Women and the Secret of their Greatness and 7 Men and the Secret of their Greatness, both of which were interesting to hear about.
Shani Petroff-I'm only about half way through My New Crush Gave to Me, so I can't say for certain if it is one that I will recommend. So far though, it's a fun story.
What authors were your new favorites this year? Who would you recommend?