#SixforSunday is hosted by A Little But A Lot, and each week, there’s a different prompt, and you list six books that fit the prompt. The theme for February is Read it and Weep!
This week’s prompt is favourite books/characters/authors, which I’m going to use as an opportunity to talk about some authors I discovered in 2020. I was fortunate enough to discover a ton of fantastic authors in 2020, and I’m looking forward to reading more of their books in the future!
Emma Lord – Tweet Cute was my first read of 2020, and it was one of my favourites. Tweet Cute brought me so much joy, and it introduced me to Monster Cake, which is one of the greatest baked goods to ever exist. Last month I read Emma Lord’s sophomore novel, You Have a Match, and I’m happy to say that Emma Lord has become one of my auto-buy authors.
Jamie Pacton – The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly was such a fun book, and I loved reading it last year. I loved how unique the medieval-themed restaurant setting was. I also loved how fun, feminist, and diverse this book was. Jamie Pacton’s next book is scheduled to come out in May 2021, and I’m impatiently waiting for it to show up on my doorstep.
Sarah Hogle – You Deserve Each Other was one of my favourite reads of 2020. This book features lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers, which is one of the greatest tropes that I encountered last year. This book made me laugh-out-loud, and Naomi and Nicholas are one of my favourite fictional couples. If you like romance books that are actually comedies, please check this book out, you will not be disappointed.
Jack Meggitt-Phillips – I was fortunate enough to encounter The Beast and the Bethany through the blog tour hosted by the wonderful The Write Reads. This middle-grade book was dark and delightful, and I cannot recommend it enough. It was whimsical, and I cannot wait to see what he writes next.
B.B. Alston – Technically, B.B. Alston’s first book was released in 2021, but I was fortunate enough to participate in the blog tour for Amari and the Night Brothers in 2020. Amari and the Night Brothers was probably my favourite book of 2020, and I cannot recommend it enough. Amari is a fantastic character, and this book is full of magic. I’m not sure when the second Amari book is scheduled to be released, but I know that I need it in my life ASAP.
Josie Jaffrey – I was fortunate enough to discover Josie Jaffrey through the May Day blog tour hosted by The Write Reads earlier in 2020. May Day is a bit different than what I normally read, but I absolutely loved it, and it led me to realize that I love urban fantasy. I’m looking forward to reading Josie Jaffrey’s other vampire books and seeing what happens next in the May Day series.