Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Top 5 Tuesday - Top 5... New Authors

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme that explores different topics. Originally created by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, it is now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads. For a list of November topics you can click here. To participate, link your post back to Meeghan's blog or leave a comment on her weekly post.

Like I said yesterday, I can't even believe it is November. We are starting a new month of Top 5 Tuesday topics. This first one is neat because it makes you look back upon your reading list from the year to see what books you've read from authors you never read before. 

Top 5... New Authors

This is a modern Sense and Sensibility story. I've never read Austen's book, but that didn't stop me from enjoying Keena Richins' book.

This phenomenal middle grade novel by C.R. Stewart, the first in a planned series, captures you right from the first line. It has a well-rounded cast of good guys and bad guys and a fabulous ending that will lead perfectly into the next book.

Though I had read other books in The Daughters of the Mayflower series, I have never read a book by MaryLu Tyndall. I expected to enjoy it, since I have loved all the books from this series, but this is also one of my favorite time periods in American history. If you like faith-filled books with strong female leads that defy the norms of their times, this is a good choice.

In Hunting Teddy Roosevelt, debut author James Ross blended history and fiction to create the perfect opportunity for adventure and intrigue. It is a well-written story set against the African outback.

Debut author Cindy Wilson dives into the Hard Winter of 1880-81 like no author I've ever read before. Her attention to historical detail makes for a fascinating take on the story we came to know thanks to The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Wilson weaves history through Wilder's fictionalized tale, focusing on the weather, the railroads, and the pioneering spirit that kept the settlers holding on until the trains finally arrived in May.

I am glad I had a chance to read this books in 2020. I look forward to more from these authors in the future. 

Have you read any of these books or authors? Please share some new authors you've read this year. 


Meeghan reads said...

I don't know any of these authors, but I am going to look them all up!!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Meeghan.

Beware Of The Reader said...

These are all new to me but they seem very interesting!

DB said...

I like Britfield's cover - I do love hot air balloons. It's always fun to read modern retellings of classic books so Sense Without Sensibility looks good.