Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week is all about authors we read for the first time in 2018. Last year I made a concerted effort to read more backlist, so I discovered a few more authors that everyone else had known about forever!

Neal Shusterman

I read both Scythe and Thunderhead in 2018 and I can’t wait for The Toll. I also intend to read The Dry this year which he co-wrote with his son.

Pat Barker

I can’t say Pat Barker’s books have been on my radar in the past but I loved her retelling of The Iliad from Briseis’s point of view.

Marisha Pessl

I had been meaning to read Night Film for years but it was her YA debut that queue jumped to the top of my TBR last year.

Sarah Moss

Another author I’d been meaning to read for ages, I finally read and fell in love with The Tidal Zone. I also read her latest book, Ghost Wall.

Tade Thompson

Both The Murders of Molly Southbourne and Rosewater hit the spot, and I’m eagerly awaiting The Rosewater Insurrection.

Cixin Liu

I’ve been quite slow off the mark with my Read the World project, but I knew I would tick China off with this brain workout of science fiction. I intend to continue the trilogy in 2019.

Victor Lavalle

I loved the darkness of The Changeling and will definitely be seeking out more of his work.

Octavia Butler

Yeah, yeah, I’m extremely late to the party. I think I was a little scared of reading Kindred and not liking it, but there was nothing to fear!

S.A. Chakraborty

I adored The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper is one of most my anticipated fantasies of the year.

Justina Ireland

I’d been aware of Justina through her blogging which made me pick up Dread Nation. Hopefully the follow up will be out this year.

Which books by these authors would you recommend? Did you discover any great, new to you, authors last year?