Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top ten authors I read for the first time in 2017. I put my own twist on the topic. I also put my own ugly graphics on the topic, but shhh. Don’t mention those. For each new-to-me author, I picked 2 books. On the left is a book I read in 2017. On the right is a book I hope to read in 2018. Got it? Here we go.






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Have you read any of these? What did you think?








37 comments:

  1. You discovered some amazing authors this year. I love finding an author who has been around a while but I've just missed. It's a wonderful feeling to go back and read great book after great book.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/01/top-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2017.html

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  2. I need to read more by Adichie! Also Sleeping Giants has been on my list for a while.

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  3. I want to read more Daphne du Maurier in 2018. I finally read Rebecca and then I added a couple more of her books to my TBR.

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  4. Daphne du Maurier! I love the movie version of The Birds, and really should read the book. I still need to read the second Sylvain Neuvel book too, kinda forgot about that one.

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  5. Ahh Ruta Sepetys is one of my favourite authors, glad you enjoyed her books for the first time this year!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/top-ten-tuesday-140/

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  6. I loved REBECCA and then tried to read all the duMaurier. Weirdly, I only liked about half of it. If you like REBECCA, try MY COUSIN RACHEL and THE SCAPEGOAT. I was also struck by THE BIRDS and how little it has in common with the film. As I was reading it I felt instantly it was an allegory for the Blitz -- what would it be like if the Blitz came to the seaside?

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  7. Adichie was a speaking at Calvin College Faith and Writing festival a few years ago and her talk was interesting. I don’t know of any of the others.

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  8. I didn't know The Birds was Du Maurier. But I guess it makes sense, cuz Hitchcock directed both of them.

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  9. I really would like to read more by du Maurier also! I loved Rebecca and think I would really like more of her books. The only other one I've read on your list is George R.R. Martin. I've heard great things about Ruta Sepetys. Great list!

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  10. I like your twist on the topic! Very fun. I've read a few of these authors/books. I didn't love THE SERPENT KING, but I did enjoy OUT OF THE DUST. And I love SALT TO THE SEA. If you haven't read Sepetys' OUT OF THE EASY, you should. It's my favorite of hers.

    Happy TTT!

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  11. Purple Hibiscus is fab and I am sure I listened to The Thing Around Your Neck on audio, but I don't remember it. Time to download again methinks!
    Rebecca is my absolute fave, but I've never read any other Du Maurier books. What if they didn't measure up?!

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  12. Of these, I've only read du Maurier and Hesse, but I've heard wonderful things about most of the others. It's great that you discovered so many good authors this year!

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  13. I love your spin on the topic! I've started Salt to the Sea but every time I borrow the audiobook I never get to finish it (which is totally my fault) but I did enjoy what I had listened to so far.

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  14. I've heard such amazing things about Fredrik Backman. I really need to give him a try this year. I really enjoyed The Serpent King and definitely want to read more from Zentner.

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  15. Oh my, I absolutely adore the way you listed your favorites! I'm real excited to read Goodbye Days, the premise caught my eye the instant I read it.

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  16. I'm the reverse on Ruta Sepetys. I LOVED Salt to the Sea and can't wait to read Between Shades of Gray this year! I love that you listed books read and the next one you hope to read by each author!

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  17. I read Americanah as my first Adichie this year and LOVED it. And I also really liked reading Rebecca as my first du Maurier, but I think I want to follow it up with My Cousin Rachel!

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  18. I have nothing but love for Jeff Zentner. TSK is one of my top-ever reads. Here come the tears! I got Britt-Marie at BEA in 2016 (can I tell you how lovely Backman is), and I really enjoyed it. I need to read more Backman books.

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  19. Great list! Some of these authors I've read and they are fantastic. I really enjoyed A Man Called Ove, but I'm disappointed that I haven't bought or gotten around to reading any of his other books.

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  20. All these except Martin are new to me. Backman's books look interesting.

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  21. These are completely new-to-me authors, except for Martin too! There are some books on the list that definitely caught my interest, thanks for sharing :)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

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  22. I've been wanting to read Rebecca because I love Gothic novels, so hopefully I can get my hands on a copy this year! 😊

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  23. I haven't read any of these! I've owned Game of Thrones for ages and still can't understand the first page. :( But I WILL read it at some point. I also want to check out The Serpent King and Goodbye Days. Awesome list! <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  24. I've only read George R.R. Martin and Jeff Zenter! The first book I've read of Jeff's was "The Goodbye Days" so he was a new to me author as well. :)

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  25. I haven't read Du Maurier in years, but I remember loving Rebecca. Adichie made a huge impression on me with Half of a Yellow Sun, and I really ought to make the effort to read some more of her work.

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  26. I only books I've heard about before were the Game Of Thrones one. Looks like I have some research to do :)

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  27. GRRM was new to me this year but I somehow forgot to add him to my list! I think I was under the impression that I read A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms the year before instead of last year. I hope to get A Dance With Dragons done gradually over the next few weeks or more.

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  28. Out of the Dust was an excellent story. I really should read more of Karen Hesse's work.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by earlier!

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  29. You are super brave to start reading George R.R. Martin! I refuse to read that series until he finishes it because I don't believe he will! XD I really loved both of Ruta Sepety's books so I hope you enjoy Salt to the Sea!

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  30. I love your twist on this week's topic. I really liked Adichie's Half a Yellow Sun, but I haven't yet read the two you mention. I want to though. I hope you love A Man Called Ove as much as I did.
    You have reminded me I need to dive back into Martin's series! Have a Happy New Year!

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  31. Oh man, now I'm wishing I had done the same thing with mine. Great idea.

    I like Salt to the Sea and Out of the Easy more than Between Shades of Grey, so I have high hopes for you with Sepetys. I've read a handful of Hesse and still like Witness best, but all of her work is good. I want to read Purple HIbiscus this year, having started with Americanah last year. We've read opposite Greenberg graphic novels. I was avoiding Backman because the covers look so precious and heart-warming, which can be really awful when done badly, but if you like his stuff, I'll definitely give it a try.

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  32. The only book I've read from your list is Rebecca. It's haunting and leaves an impression. I want to check out The Serpent King soon

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  33. I haven't read any of these yet, but I'm hoping to pick up a Sylvain Neuvel or Jeff Zentner book soon. And The One Hundred Nights of Hero, for sure!

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  34. A bunch of new to me authors here, but some of which I've heard amazing things about. Sounds like it was a good year - I hope the same can be said for 2018.

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  35. I haven't actually read any of these but there are some super pretty covers on your TTT list this week!I especially like the 'between shades of grey' cover because I really like covers with eyes on them. The Sylvain Neuvel books are gorgeous too! I hope you had a great bookish year!

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  36. Wow, they all look like amazing authors! Great list, and I hope you discover some more fantastic authors this year!

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  37. I LOVE F Backman! A Man Called Ove is just as good as MGTMTTYSS! I should read The Birds too, I forget Dauphe also write that book ♥️ Love your twists!

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