Top 5 Tuesday: New Authors of 2022

Happy Tuesday, book friends! I don’t know about you, but my workplace is always a bit of a ghost town this time of year, with people using their vacation days to extend the winter break. I personally enjoy the quiet and the opportunity to get things done with fewer interruptions.

This week, we’ve got another Top 5 Tuesday post!  Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week. Today’s prompt is top 5 new authors–meaning debut authors or writers who are new to you in 2022.

I’m definitely going to have to check out my Goodreads shelves for this one.

Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was not Zevin’s debut, but it’s the first of hers that I’ve read. And I loved it. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her work.

Kerry Rea

I fell in love with Lucy on the Wild Side, which is not Rea’s first novel, but again, the first one I read from the author. Can’t wait to dig into more.

Bonnie Garmus

I still can’t believe Lessons in Chemistry is Garmus’ debut. Such a phenomenal book, and I really hope we get more from her.

Denise Williams

The Fastest Way to Fall was an incredibly fun read, and my first from Denise Williams.

Swan Huntley

There’s a fond place in my heart for Getting Clean with Stevie Green because it was my first 5-star read of 2022 after a bit of a rough start.


It turns out, I read a lot of books from new-to-me authors this year! I could definitely have listed more that I enjoyed, but these are the top 5 who stuck out to me from my shelves. I don’t know that I’ve thought much about how many books I read by new-to-me writers versus old favorites in any given year, but I’ll be thinking about it going forward.

Did you read any great books from new-to-you authors this year?

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: New Authors of 2022

  1. Williams writes great romances. I love how gentle she is with her characters. I read one Zevin book years ago, but I went hard this year and read another four, and both Rea’s books were great too. You may enjoy Katy Birchall if you liked Rea.

  2. I haven’t read any of these authors, so will check out their lists and see what I can find. I can’t believe how many new to me authors I have read this year.

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