Delighted and Enchanted
Every Tuesday over at the The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.
New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
This is a nice easy list as my full year’s reading is all in one place! So easy to check out which were new to me authors:
- Jeff Salyards – Scourge of the Betrayer, a dark and violent journey, a band of warriors and a bookish scribe – what could possibly go wrong!
- Jordanna Max Brodsky – The Immortals – Gods and a murder mystery, in the heart of NY. Totally engaging, very entertaining, fantastic sense of place.
- Stephanie Burgis – A double whammy from Ms Burgis. She burst onto my radar with the highly entertaining Masks and Shadows and then totally out did herself again with Congress of Secrets. Both period/fantasty dramas that combine historical events and people into highly readable fiction.
- Madeline Ashby – Company Town. Totally compelling reading. Science fiction, futuristic and murder mystery all rolled into one.
- Laurence MacNaughton – UF with Demons and possessed cars. Great start to a promising series – It Happened One Doomsday.
- Jon Skovron – Hope and Red – how to sum this one up. It’s a bit like Gangs of New York meets Crouching Tiger!
- Drew Magary – The Hike surely had to be one of my most unexpectedly enjoyable and compelling reads this year.
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia – do we really need any more vampire fiction? Hell yes if it’s anything like Certain Dark Things. I loved this.
- Emily St John Mandel – Station Eleven. I wanted to read this for such a long time but sometimes get a bit turned off by sci-fi but there was no need in this case – this was brilliant and unique.
- Beth Lewis – The Wolf Road was such a good read with one of the most readable characters ever in Elka. Such a compelling storytelling voice.
Okay, I spoke too soon. That wasn’t easy at all as I had over 30 new to me authors this year so narrowing it down to 10 was a bit of a task. Anyway, there they all are. I hope you get a chance to pick up a couple or ten of these – if you haven’t already done so. And for all of you out there who like the pretty things: