Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week they ask us to share lists on the following:
January 2: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017
I was surprised at how many new authors I managed to try this year. I just gave up all pretense of trying to venture outside of my reading comfort zone and thought I had stuck to my tried and true. Some of these I enjoyed more than others but all of the books below are by authors I’ve never tried before.
Ten authors, I tried for the first time in 2017.
- Michelle Hoover: This author was the All Iowa Reads book for 2017 and probably the best one I’ve read in all the years our library has participated. I don’t think I will be checking out other titles by her though, as she is still pretty far out of my typical book selection.
- John Sandford and Ctein: This was an audiobook that I downloaded from my library on a whim. I enjoyed it and should look into what other titles either of these authors have published.
- Robin Sloan: Another library audiobook that I liked and another one that I should check out their other work.
- Anne Corlett: This was a debut novel by this author that I absolutely loved. Can’t wait to see what else she writes.
- Melissa Caughey: This was a super fun book that actually had tons of useful information. If you have your own flock I would check it out.
- Michael Poore: A review request book by an author I’ve never tried before. Those are getting few and far between but worked out great for this book!
- Anthony Ryan: This was an audiobook that I borrowed from my library and while it took me a bit to get into I enjoyed it quite a bit by the end. Was disappointed to see the library didn’t have the rest of the trilogy in audio format.
- Becky Chambers: This was an author that I suggested to my library for addition to the catalog sometime in 2016. Yep, it took me a long time to get around to reading it myself… Such a good book though!
- Erika Johansen: This was an audiobook that I recently finished and immediately put book two and three on hold. Can’t believe I didn’t try it sooner.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson: Another audiobook whim where I was in the mood to try something NF for a change. This was thoroughly enjoyable and didn’t make me feel too dumb. Yay, science.
There is my list for the week. What new author did you discover last year?