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Top Ten Tuesday – New-To-Me Authors (w/ A Twist) I Read In 2013 (December 17)

Yay! Another Top Ten Tuesday! (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

I’m changing this up a bit and including

  • New To Me Authors that I Plan On Looking For More of Their Books
  • Old to Me Authors that I Discovered Before 2013 and Read More of In 2013

 in order to make this more interesting. Furthermore, I won’t be writing too much about each book because due to December entailing an awful lot of “summary” and “yearly review” posts I end up repeating myself a whole lot more than I’d like to. Alright? Alright.

New To Me Authors that I Plan On Looking For More of Their Books

  1. Eshkol Nevo – I need to read more Hebrew, and since I loved World Cup Wishes (משאלה אחת ימינה) I’ll definitely be looking for more good books by this incredible man. (World Cup Wishes)
  2. Emma Donoghue – Discovered her through Room, which is now one of my favorite books. (Room, Landing)
  3. Tom Perrotta – great writing, very enjoyable reading. (Little Children)
  4. Mohsin Hamid – (The Reluctant Fundamentalist)

Old to Me Authors that I Discovered Before 2013 and Read More of In 2013

  1. George Orwell – loved Animal Farm last year, read 1984 this year. (Animal Farm, 1984)
  2. Libba Bray – genius. Just… genius. (Going Bovine, Beauty Queens)
  3. John Verdon – my friend recommended Think of a Number to me last year, we both loved it. When Shut Your Eyes Tight came out she spent ages trying to get me to read it till in January she got it for me for my brithday and said “that’s it. you have no excuses.” Took me eight months to get to it, three to actually read. (Think of a Number, Shut Your Eyes Tight)
  4. Douglas Adams – To save y’all the repetitiveness, this guy is my inspiration, love, lord and savior. Basically. (Hitchhiker’s Guide Series 1-5, Dirk Gentley’s Hollistic Detective Agency, *Douglas Adam’s Starship Titanic: A Novel By Terry Jones)
  5. David Levithan – inspired my writing this year. (Will Grayson Will Grayson, How They Met & Other Stories)

What new authors have you all discovered? Do you plan on reading more of their books? Are there authors you discovered before 2013 and read even more of this year?

 

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