Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten New to Me Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by the lovely bloggers over at
The Broke and the Bookish
This week's theme is 
Favorite New-To-Me-Authors 2012

A lot of my top books this year were from authors I've read before, but there were still some new-to-me authors I'm looking forward to revisiting. Here are some of them:

Leslie Marmon Silko. I read Ceremony, which is a classic for a reason. Up next: maybe Garden in the Dunes. Sounds pretty interesting.

Afua Cooper. I read The Hanging of Angelique, which was excellent. Apparently she also writes poetry. I'd try Memories Have Tongues.

Erik Larson. I read The Devil in White City. My former book club recently read In the Garden of the Beasts, so I might try that one next.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman. I read  The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories. Next: His Religion and Hers: A Study of the Faith of Our Fathers and the Work of Our Mothers sounds like something I'd enjoy.

Jenny McPhee. I read No Ordinary Matter and was charmed. Up next: probably her first book, The Center of Things.

Sarah Waters. I read Tipping the Velvet, and while it wasn't a major work of literature, I did like it a lot. Lesbians! Yay! Next: her Booker-shortlisted Fingersmith.

Nuruddin Farah. I read  Maps, and since it's the first book in a trilogy, I'll probably read Gifts when I next pick up something by him.

Neil Gaiman. Okay, so I'd read a Gaiman short story, but that shouldn't count. At least, I'm not counting it. I read Neverwhere, and it was really fun. Next: you tell me - there are so many to choose from! Leave any suggestions in the comments.

Have you read any of these authors? 


Tanya Patrice said...

Interesting list with some new-to-me authors :-) But I read Neil Gaiman for the first time this year too - and loved him. I'm going with Anansi Boys for my next book by him.

carol said...

I actually saw both Erik Larson and Neil Gaiman speak this fall. Love them both! I think my favorite Gaiman that I've read was American Gods.

MJ said...

@Tanya: Anansi Boys sounds really interesting!

@Carol: I've heard a lot of people list "American Gods" as a favorite. I have a feeling I'll be reading a lot more Gaiman in the future.