Friday, December 22, 2017

#AMonthofFaves: New-to-Me

Slayed me. 
I've read a lot of new-to-me authors in 2017, and I've been so pleased with all the great voices I've found. Here are a few highlights.

I read the first book in N.K. Jemisin's Inheritance Trilogy, and I cannot wait to read more.

Rachel Held Evans is the Christian voice I needed to feel better about my moral and political beliefs and my struggles with church. Listening to Searching for Sunday on audio brought me to tears of relief.

Nayyirah Waheed's poetry collection, salt, is breathtaking and fiery.

Reading Allie Brosh and laughing my ass off.
Jenny Lawson is an author everyone loves, and true to what I'd heard, Let's Pretend this Never Happened made me LOL.

Allie Brosh is another one of those authors that people have told me to read for-e-ver. I finally picked Hyperbole and a Half up at Book Nerd Camp and LOLed randomly in front of a group of people for quite a while. Tears of laughter, y'all.

Sarah MacLean is the romance queen. Hawwwwt.

Nnedi Okorafor's Binti was excellent on audio, and I will certainly pick up anything she writes.

Which new-to-you books or authors blew you over this year? Link up down below, and don't forget to visit Tamara, Kim, and Tanya Patrice!


  1. I somehow missed your Rachel Held Evans review the first time, but you are definitely not alone. I finally found a progressive church that didn't make me hate Christianity, but it's hard out here for us when we love God and hate so much that the church says/does/represents. I moved, so I'm looking for a new church, and I don't know why I'm making it more difficult than it has to be when the denomination of my most recent church has everything I want/need.

    Jemisin is also on my list. I'm super into reading more of her stuff, including her backlist.

    Hyperbole and a Half is so quality! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. She's soooo goooood re: Evans. Wishing you lots of luck and love finding a new church that works for you. I'm still on that journey. Amen to Jemisin's backlist. I'll read everything she's written. I need to re-read Hyperbole and a Half when I'm in a shitty mood. lol

  3. Many of the presented authors gave us really heartfelt and unique stories. We can enjoy their interesting and exciting works.

  4. Now there are a lot of new, not very well-known authors who write simply excellent books from which it is simply impossible to tear myself away.


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