How are you all enjoying these posts? Would you want to read more? (If this is your first time reading these posts, see the details here). Today’s shoutout goes to That Bookie, one of the hosts on this event on Youtube and an awesome crafter. Check out her Esty store for beautiful bookmarks and candles. Today’s topic is auto-buy authors, but since I’ve already talked about most of mine in this series, I’m going to do something different and list authors who I’ve recently discovered.
Newly Discovered Authors
An indie author whom I discovered thanks to her contemporary book Intermission, which has a very similar vibe to my own WIP in that it centers around a second chance romance with a musical theater backdrop. Mine is adult while this one is YA, but I love the concept and writing style. Full review coming soon.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the bright lights of Broadway, but her success-driven parents want her to pursue a more practical career, labeling “artsy” people—including their daughter—as foolish dreamers worthy of little more than disdain.
When Faith meets nineteen-year-old Noah Spencer she discovers someone who understands her musical theatre dreams . . . because he shares them.
Faith’s mother despises everything about Noah—his age, his upbringing . . . even his religious beliefs—and she grasps at every opportunity to belittle his plans to study theatre and pursue a stage career. When those criticisms shift further toward hostility, resulting in unjust suspicions and baseless accusations, an increasingly fearful stage is set for Faith at home, where severe restrictions and harsh penalties are put in place to remove Noah Spencer from her life.
But Faith has never connected with anyone like she has with Noah, and no matter how tight a stranglehold her mother enforces to keep them apart, Faith will not give him up. Behind the curtain, Faith’s love for Noah continues to grow . . . as does her determination to hold on to her dreams—and him—no matter how high the cost. (from Amazon)
A fellow #electric18 along with Kim Chance, whose debut novel, Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now is one of my most anticipated reads about what it means to be a family.
Summary: For sixteen-year-old Tiffany Sly, life hasn’t been safe or normal for a while. Losing her mom to cancer has her a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown of Chicago to live with the biological dad she’s never known.
Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters—and rules for every second of the day. Tiffany tries to make the best of things, but she doesn’t fit into her new luxurious, but super-strict, home—or get along with her standoffish sister London. The only thing that makes her new life even remotely bearable is the strange boy across the street. Marcus McKinney has had his own experiences with death, and the unexpected friendship that blossoms between them is the only thing that makes her feel grounded.
But Tiffany has a secret. Another man claims he’s Tiffany’s real dad—and she only has seven days before he shows up to demand a paternity test and the truth comes out. With her life about to fall apart all over again, Tiffany finds herself discovering unexpected truths about her father, her mother and herself, and realizing that maybe the family is in the bonds you make—and that life means sometimes taking risks. (from Amazon)
I have mentioned him a few times in this series. He is the author of the Beaumont and Beasley series, a hybrid mystery/fairy tale retelling series. I particularly love the witty dialogue in his works. It’s so snappy and fun and has caused me to laugh out loud several times. I recommend listening to this book on audio because his narrator is fantastic at really making the story leap off of the page. Check out my book review here.
4. Anna Meriano
Another #electric18 and possibly my most anticipated read, Mericano is the author of Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble, a middle-grade book about a young girl who discovers her family is a part of the Brooklyn Brujas during Dia de los Muertos- the day of the Dead. I love anything integrated in Mexican culture and I’m so excited to read this book.
Summary: Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival.
Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration—but, once again, she is told she’s too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they’re brujas—witches of Mexican ancestry—who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake.
Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business—even if she can’t let her mama and hermanas know about it yet.
And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all…what could possibly go wrong? (from Amazon)
1 Favorite books you’ve read because of booktube (Any number of favorite reads you’d like to mention)
2 5 books you really want to read this year (Any genre no real limits here.)
3 Favorite fantasy reads (Any number just limited to fantasy, YA or NA or Middle Grade it’s all fair game.)
4 favorite music and favorite book (The favorite songs that make you think of particular books)
5 Sequels I want to read (Any number, no big limitations.)
6 bookish merch collection (No real limits here either.)
7 Classic I want to read
8 Book, boyfriends/Girlfriends (Let’s face it we’ve all wanted to date a book character at more than one point)
9 Cover buys
10 “Small” Booktuber shout out 1
11 Series I won’t finish
12 favorite bookish romances
13 quick reads recommendations
14 disappointing reads
15 favorite things about book tube
16 auto-buy authors
17 top 10 TBR books
18 Series I want to finish
19 What is monetization on YouTube/Do I monetize (Choose to talk about either monetization or whether you do/n’t and why.)
20 5 “Small” Channels shoutouts
21 Favorite moments in the last year in the BookTube community?
22 Something you look forward to in the future of YouTube
23 Why did you join BookTube?
24 5 Channel Starting Tips 25 What has been one of the more trying videos to make since you started booktube?
26 Twitter, Goodreads, and BookTube Oh My (Discuss the way the community interacts and some highlights from your perspective)
27 Behind The BookTube (Talk about your setup to film and edit)
28 Channels That Inspire You (not exactly a shoutout video, and it doesn’t need to be just booktube channels.)
29 Bookshelf Tour
30 5 More “Small” Channel Shoutouts
Until tomorrow! And as always, keep making magic, word weavers!
Question of the Day: What new author have you discovered this year?