Top 5 Debut Novels!

Is it just me, or have the debut novels over the last 2 years been outstanding or what?! I remember being overly cautious of debut novels. I felt like authors needed a little bit of time to find their writing groove….. but not lately! There have been some really amazing debuts lately, and I think it’s time they get some additional time in the spotlight!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in June – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

City of Brass

When I read The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty I had no clue that it was a debut. Within the first 2 chapters, I was so drawn into the world and the characters it was crazy! The more I read, the more I became completely obsessed with her writing! She’s so balanced between world building, character development, and plot movement…. I can”t believe that this was the first one!

The hate you give

The fact that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a debut STILL boggles my mind! When I think of the name Angie Thomas, I imagine a list of titles behind her name. But no. This woman has only published two books so far! And she came out of the gate swinging! I think that actually getting to meet her, listen to just how smart and strong she is, makes her writing even better. She’s an absolute doll!! And damn is she smart!

Children of blood and bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is probably the most hyped book out since i’ve joined the bookish community. It was SO hyped that I was actually afraid that it wouldn’t live up to it. I thought that there wasn’t a chance in hell that this debut could be as good as they said it was…… well, I was wrong! And it was! Book 2 is almost here!!!

the-walled-city

Ryan Graudin is one of my all time favourite authors. I didn’t start with The Walled City. I actually started reading her books with the Wolf by Wolf duology. But, when I went back to books she wrote previously, I found this gem….. and I actually preferred it over the Wolf by Wolf series! If you’ve ever read and liked a Ryan Graudin novel, read her debut! It was absolutely stunning and I still think about it constantly!

HP and the philosophers stone

And, last but not least, do I need to remind you all that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling is a debut?! It’s incredible to think that the first book that she wrote turned into this massive world that have reached so many. This is also the book that I’ve read more than any other in the world….. I swear I must be reaching close to 20 times!!

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Those are my top 5 debut novels…… but this list could have been SO much longer! This is just the tip of the iceberg. What debut novels do you think would make a top 5 list?

Until next time, happy reading!

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47 Comments Add yours

  1. Harry Potter should be on my list too but I have Children of Blood and Bone in my list too. Great list by the way. 🙂

    Here’s my post so it would be easier for you to find. I know there are lots of participants. 🙂
    https://lilisblissfulpages.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/top-5-debut-novels-top-5-tuesday-25/

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    1. Perfect! Getting you added now 🙂

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  2. evelynreads1 says:

    The walled city sounds really interesing!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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    1. It really is! I recommended it to my mom and she read it twice back to back lol

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  3. abunchoflessonslearned says:

    I definitely agree with city of brass! It was incredible! Here’s my list too 😀
    https://muchadoaboutbooks.home.blog/2019/06/04/top-5-debut-novels/

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    1. Perfect thanks! I’m getting you added very soon 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sending the link 🙂 getting you added shortly!

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  4. Book Admirer says:

    My book club just picked The Hate U Give for July’s read and I can’t wait to get into it. I read the first two pages online and I know it’s going to be good. Great list!

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    1. Oh sounds like fun! Enjoy 🙂

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  5. Alexandra says:

    Oh, I totally agree with you. Debut novels have come a long, long way. And yeah, agree with your picks too. I loved THE CITY OF BRASS (and follow up!)

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  6. Lorilin says:

    Oh my gosh, I completely agree! I have been floored by some of the books I’ve been reading lately (debut or not). There’s just a lot of good talent out there right now. I feel lucky to be reading all of these amazing stories!

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    1. Same exact feelings here! It’s hard because there’s just so many good books out there and you want to read them ALL! Need more time in a day lol

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  7. Sara@YearofReadingDangerously.com says:

    I seriously considered putting HP on my list, too. But I opted for some other ones. But it’s definitely a crazy thought that Sorcerer’s Stone was her first book!!! She knocked it out of the park!

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  8. CJR The Brit says:

    OMG HOW COULD’VE FORGOTTEN HARRY POTTER?!!! I can no longer call myself a fan 😂😂

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    1. 😂 a few people have taken away their own fandom cards lol

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  9. Nia says:

    Omg how could I forget Harry Potter?? It’s shocking that that was her debut novel!

    I loved Children of Blood and Bone, and cannot wait to read the sequel💕.

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    1. Quite a few people are angry they forgot 😂

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  10. shelts89 says:

    This is a great list! I’ve not read all of them, but the ones I have, I’ve been really impressed with!

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  11. Rose says:

    Children of Blood and Bone made my list too. I still can’t believe that it was a debut – it felt like it was an established author’s work to me! I still really need to read City of Brass, I’ve been wanting to read it since it came out but I’ve never had a chance to pick it up.

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    1. If you liked Children of Blood and Bone then I imagine you would like City of Brass just as much!! They’re kind of similar. I actually did a post comparing the two. I’m not sending this to you for a view, but I really think it will motivate you to read it 🙂 – https://bionicbookwormblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/if-you-like-this-then-17/

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  12. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I swear I did not cheat but I also chose The City of Brass and THUG Shanah!!!! Oh and here is my link: http://bewareofthereader.com/i-would-never-have-believed-these-books-were-from-debut-authors-top-5-debut-novels-today/

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    1. It’s because they were both soooooo good! I’m getting you added very soon 🙂

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  13. Interesting wonder how many great debuts lead to series compared to being ‘one hit wonders’. For example anyone read any Andy Weir after the Martian 👽? If so are they as good?

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    1. I LOVED Andy Weir’s second book! Almost as much as I liked The Martian. But most people didn’t like it.

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  14. Yes to all of these!!! Debut novels are seriously getting better and better haha.

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  15. I didn’t realize “The Hate You Give” was a debut. It’s so well done. Great list!

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  16. I loved The Hate U Give, I still have yet to pick up On the Come Up but I really want to get to it. Angie Thomas posted about how she’s working on a new book set in the same neighborhood as The Hate U Give and that’s gotten me doubly excited 😀

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    1. Oh really?! I hadn’t heard about the new book! That’s super exciting!! I really liked On The Come Up!! Hope you do too!

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      1. She hinted about it on her Twitter and Instagram 🙂

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  17. rhaitken says:

    Ooooh City of Brass is sitting on my TBR and I can’t wait to start it!

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    1. I hope you love it!! Her writing is phenomenal!

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  18. I haven’t put my list up yet because I’m so behind but THUG is on mine too! I absolutely adored it and it was a 5 star read for me!

    I completely forget that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was JK Rowling’s debut. Crikey, that feels like half a century ago now.

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  19. Really need to read Children of Blood and Bone at some point, such a huge gap in my recent YA bibliography!

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    1. Well look at it this way – if you love it then you don’t have a long wait for the sequel lol

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  20. I now regret that I didn‘t put Harry Potter on my debut novel list! Because you are so right, it is so anazing!

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  21. The Hate U Give is amazing! I can’t believe it’s a debut, and I can’t wait to see what else Angie Thomas publishes!

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