Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s theme was “auto-buy authors”, but you all know by now that I love to put my own spin on the theme, so instead, I’m going to talk about authors I’m giving a second chance! These are authors who I’ve read one book by (and gave 3 stars or less), but want to try another title from.
* disclaimer: don’t get me wrong, 3 stars isn’t a negative rating! I just mean that these are authors who didn’t “wow” me on my first time reading their works.
1. Danielle Vega
2. Karen M. McManus
3. Laura Silverman
4. Ashley Poston
5. Madeleine Roux
6. Hillary Monahan
first book read from this author: MARY: The Summoning
rating I gave it: ⭐⭐⭐ — the narrative voice in this was really obnoxious and, for Hillary to be an own-voice plus-size author, the fat rep was shockingly BAD.
second chance title I’ll read: The Hollow Girl OR Belly Up (pseudonym)
7. Penelope Douglas
first book read from this author: Birthday Girl
rating I gave it: ⭐⭐⭐ — I feel like the only person in the world who thought the sex in this book was SO CRINGE-WORTHY and laughable, but… yeah.
second chance title I’ll read: Corrupt
8. Stephanie Garber
9. Carolyn Lee Adams
first book read from this author: Ruthless
rating I gave it: ⭐⭐⭐ — I honestly don’t remember why this didn’t get a higher rating, I think it was just overall not great?
second chance title I’ll read: The Book of Ezra (which, sadly, has no release date yet…)
10. Penny Reid
first book read from this author: Truth or Beard
rating I gave it: ⭐⭐⭐ — the characters didn’t really “click” with me and I thought the MC’s sense of humor was really awkward and a little… childish? But out of everything on this list, it was probably the most lovable one!
second chance title I’ll read: Grin and Beard It