Friday, December 17, 2021

Friday Fives - Five New To Me Authors I Read in 2021

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.   2021 wasn't my most versatile reading year but I did get more new to me authors read then I expected.   Here are 5 new authors that I tried.    

1.  Katherine Arden - I really enjoyed this beautiful and at times eerie fairy tale.  I'm so glad I finally read it this winter.  

2.  Brynn Bonner - I just finished this family mystery cozy series and have really enjoyed it.  I can't find that the author has written any more books which makes me sad as these books feel like they were written for me.  

3.  Julia Kelly - This was one of my first books of the year and I'm just sad I haven't read more from Julia Kelly.  This was lovely.  

4.  Larry Loftis - This is a nonfiction author I've been meaning to read but when he published a biography of a woman who has always fascinated I knew it was time.  This was an interesting read and I'm looking forward to reading more from Loftis.  

5.  Patti Callahan - I LOVED this book and am so excited to read more from this author.  

What new authors did you discover this year?


  1. I loved the Last Garden in England! Today I had notification Once Upon A Wardrobe is available for my kindle download at the library.

  2. I love those Katherine Arden books.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. Love the covers especially Last Garden in England.

  4. I so glad you liked The Bear and the Nightingale! 😃

  5. Oh so interesting. I did have the Julia Kelly book in my tbr list, I did read another of hers. Patti Callahan I love and have read quite a bit by her. She also writes as Patti Callahan Henry and those tend to be more based on fact, like her book on C. S. Lewis' wife. Title escapes me at the moment.Going to look up Brynn Bonner.

    1. Oops put you wrong. She writes as Patti Callahan for her based on fact books and the added Henry for her straight out fiction!