The theme of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish) is debut authors who have me looking forward to their second novel. This one was actually pretty difficult, because a lot of my favorite authors have already published more than one book (or are dead, and therefore can’t publish a second book). It may have taken me a while, but I actually came up with ten debut authors whose books I really enjoyed.
1. Emily St. John Mandel – I absolutely loved Station Eleven, and I am really looking forward to seeing what she does next!
2. Andy Weir – The Martian is one of my all-time favorite books. It came out at the end of last year, and I’ve already read it twice. Weir is releasing a new novel, Zhek, in 2016, and I will definitely be in line to get it the day it’s released!
3. Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. I’m excited to see what she comes up with for her second novel.
4. Helene Wecker – I really enjoyed The Golem and the Jinni, and hope her second book is just as epic.
5. Paula Hakwins – I think most people can agree that The Girl on the Train was a great book. It’s not a favorite of mine, but I did really enjoy it, and I plan on reading Hawkins’s sophomore novel.
6. Malala Yousafzai – I really love Malala. I think she’s incredibly intelligent and brave, and I think her cause – safe, quality education for girls – is amazing. I really liked her first book, I Am Malala, and hope she eventually writes a second.
7. Amy Poehler – Yes, Please was hilarious (if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend the audiobook – there are guest readers and it’s amazing). I think Amy Poehler could write anything and I’d read it.
8. Tina Fey – Ditto. Bossypants was awesome.
9. Victoria Aveyard – I wasn’t expecting to like her debut novel, Red Queen, but I ended up really enjoying it. Can’t wait for the sequel!
10. Lauren Graham – I’ve only read a bit of her book, Someday, Someday, Maybe, but I’ve really enjoyed it so far. I love Gilmore Girls, and Graham’s voice is very similar to Lorelei’s, which I love.