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Top 10 Tuesday: 2023 Debut Authors I'm Eager to Read

A new Tuesday, a new prompt for Top 10 Tuesday. This week the prompt is debut authors for 2023 I'm anticipating. Looking at my fledgling reading list for this year, I found a few, then had to go searching a bit. Here's what I came up with though I'm sure I'll find lots more on all your blogs!

Thanks to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for hosting another week of Top Ten Tuesday. I enjoy participating each week for a couple reasons. I'm a compulsive list maker and love a good list. And, I love a connection with other readers as I wander their book blogs. Click clover to link to Goodreads.

Weyward by Emilia Hart

Publish date: Mar 7, 2023

I have an ARC and will be reading it soon. Told in 3 timelines as natural world and witchcraft collide. (beautiful cover BTW)

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz

Publish Date: Feb 21, 2023

I have an ARC on this one too and will be reading it in the next couple weeks. Psychological thriller about young woman at a writing retreat that turns into a nightmare and shows the dark side of female friends and fame.

Maame by Jessica George

Publish date January 2023

Story of a black Ghana woman living in London caring for her ill dad while her mom travels home to Ghana. Emotional book tackles racism, value of friendship, and more.

I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai

Publish date: Feb 21, 2023

I heard about this one from an online article of 2023 authors. This page turner is a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters.

Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein

Publish date Feb 2023

His first novel for adults, this Trinidad author has written the story of two families whose interweaving lives are ruled by money, colonialism, violence and power. Sounds good!

Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling

Publish date March 2023

A handful of climate change survivors find their fates intertwined In the far north of Canada village of Camp Zero, an American building project hiding many secrets. In this page-turner where nothing is as it seems, Camp Zero cleverly explores how the intersection of gender, class, and migration will impact who and what will survive in a warming world.

We're All Lying by Marie Still

Publish date March 2023

Cass lives an enviable life: a successful career, two great kids, and a handsome husband. Then an email from her husband’s mistress, Emma, brings the façade of perfection crumbling around her, setting off a chain of events where buried secrets come back to haunt her.

A taunting email turns into stalking and escalates into much worse.

Seven Faceless Saints #1 by M.K. Lobb

Publish date March 2023

In the city of Ombrazia, saints and their disciples rule with terrifying and unjust power, playing favorites while the unfavored struggle to survive. A young woman willing to do whatever it takes to break the corruption and a disillusioned young soldier join forces to find a killer and save their city.

Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman

Publish date January 2023

Twin sisters, both on the run, but different as day and night. One, a professional rogue, searches for a fabled treasure; the other, an autistic changeling trying to navigate her unpredictable magic - they get caught up in a heist gone wrong, make some unexpected allies, and find themselves unraveling a larger mystery.

Ascension by Nicholas Binge

Publish date April 2023

A mind-bending speculative thriller in which the sudden appearance of a mountain in the middle of the Pacific Ocean leads a group of scientists to a series of jaw-dropping revelations that challenge the notion of what it means to be human.

And there you have it - some of the debut authors that are on my radar. Looks like a pretty good mix of genres which is always my goal. Some of these books I came across through NetGalley, some from other bloggers, and a few from reading lists like BookBub and Likewise, always helpful resources.

I think this will be another week that will cause my TBR to grow (and grow). I can't wait to see what debut authors you've discovered. Here's to all of us reading lots of good books in 2023.

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