Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Excited For Their Sophomore Novel

November 3: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Excited For Their Sophomore Novel
This topic was tough for me, simply because I am largely terrible at reading new releases, and as a result the number of debut authors I’ve read whose second or subsequent books I haven’t read is minimal. Therefore, this list includes many authors who have one or more books released, but I have only read one – ergo, I’m excited to read their other works.


Authors who only have their debut novel released

1. Paula Hawkins (“The Girl On The Train”)
I absolutely loved this thriller. It really is one of those books that you can’t stop reading. And that ending, wow!

2. Francesca Haig (“The Fire Sermon”)
This is the first in a dystopian series where all citizens are twins, and when one twin dies the other dies. It has a really interesting concept and I’m excited to see how it develops.

3. Jesse Andrews (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”)
This novel was equally funny and distressing, but nonetheless very enjoyable. I liked the unconventional format the story was told in.


Authors who have more than one novel released, but I have only read their debut

4. Cassandra Clare (“City of Bones”)
I enjoyed the fast pace of this novel, and the many supernatural characters in a modern day setting.

5. Graeme Simsion (“The Rosie Project”)
This novel was charming and funny, and the characters and plot were excellent – I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.

6. Zoe Sugg (“Girl Online”)
Despite initial criticism over the ghostwritten aspect of this novel, I actually enjoyed the book and I’m sure the sequel will be equally as cute.

7. Audrey Niffenegger (“The Time Traveler’s Wife”)
As one of my favourite novels I am hopeful that her subsequent works will be equally as beautifully poetic and powerful.


Authors who have more than one novel released, but I have only read one book by them, which is not their debut

8. David Levithan & Rachel Cohn (“Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares”)
This was a cute contemporary YA read, with alternating perspectives. The duo have written two other books together which I believe will be equally as fun.

9. Morgan Matson (“Since You’ve Been Gone”)
This novel was such a fun read and the characters were really interesting, so I have high hopes for her other novels.

10. Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”)
I love the psychological creepiness and the psychotic characters of this novel. I hope these aspects are similarly well achieved in her previous novels.

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Excited For Their Sophomore Novel

  1. Cool concept! Question (maybe a stupid one): is it worth checking out Gone Girl if you’ve already seen the film? As in, how much entertainment value of the book is plot-based?

      1. Ahh so would you say that it’s entertainment value is largely sourced from the plot-twists and suspense?

      2. I think you just sold me, being inside the mind of a sociopath definitely sparks some morbid curiosity! Thanks 🙂

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