Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite New (to me) Authors 2012


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week we're talking about 2012 author discoveries. Here are my favorite new-to-me authors of 2012, in no particular order.


                            Amor Towels - Rules of Civility
                            Junot Diaz - This is How You Lose Her
                            Elizabeth Gaskell - North and South
                            Anne Bronte - The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
                            Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
                           Jennie Wingfield - The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
                           Junichiro Tanizaki - The Makioka Sisters
                           Rachel Joyce - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
                           Siobhan Fallon - You Know When the Men Are Gone
                           Jennifer Egan - A Visit From the Goon Squad


Which authors have made your 2012 brighter?
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32 comments:

  1. I have read Agatha Christie but not the others. So many good authors out there, glad you found these.

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    1. Harvee - I've had a great year with new authors. It was very hard to narrow this list down to just ten.

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  2. Oh, so many good ones this year: John Green, Hari Kunzru, Marie Semple...

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    1. Amy - Maria Semple was so hard to leave off this list... I almost did a Top 11 Tuesday!

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  3. Yay for the classics!

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    1. Sophie - I enjoyed seeing classics on your list, too!

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  4. A wholehearted YES on those last three. On a side note, I'm listening to the biography of Steve Jobs and he dated a woman named Jennifer Egan...I'm wondering in my head if it is the same one...

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    1. Sandy - Hmmm, wonder if that the same Jennifer Egan...

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  5. So many great authors on that list, some I have read, while others are still waiting to be experienced!!!

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    1. Staci - This has been a great year in terms of new-to-me authors!

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  6. Great list! Agatha Christie is fantastic. I need to read more by her.

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  7. interesting titles. Junot Diaz is one I would want to read.

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    1. Nana - I was very impressed with Diaz loosely connected stories in This is How You Lose Her. I've downloaded Oscar Wao and hope to listen soon.

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  8. Love your list! I liked The Tenant of Wildfell Hall quite a bit when I read it back in high school - Anne was my next favorite Bronte sister after Charlotte. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Cecelia - I will definitely be reading more by and about the Brontes in 2013! Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Yes, Elizabeth Gaskell is worth getting to know better. I remember the surge of joy when I discovered her myself--a new author with a slew of novels to explore!

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    1. JaneGS - I'll definitely be spending more time with Elizabeth Gaskell next year!

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  10. I'd really like to read Junichiro Tanazaki next year.
    My favorite 'new to me' authors this year have been Barbara Pym, Elizabeth Jenkins and Mary Stewart.

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    1. Anbolyn - I've enjoyed several of Barbara Pym's novels, too, and really want to read Elizabeth Jenkins soon.

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  11. I really need to get around to reading some Junot Diaz. I've had The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao on my TBR for a few years now but haven't picked it up.. Great list!

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    1. Benna - This is How You Lose Her was a really good audio read by the author. Not sure I would have appreciated it as much in print. I recently downloaded Oscar Wao.

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  12. Great list of authors! I, too love Rachel Joyce and Jennie Wingfield! And I need to stop putting off and read Rules of Civility!

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    1. Lisa - I think you would really enjoy Rule of Civility, too!

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  13. I think the only one I've actually read on your list was Christie, although several others are on my to-read list.

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    1. Carol - Agatha Christie is excellent. have several more of her books on my to read list, too!

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  14. The only one I've read of those is Agatha Christie! I enjoyed discovering Toni Morrison and Sarah Jio this year :)

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    1. Stacybuckeye - I 'discovered' Toni Morrison last year...wonder why it took us so long, lol! Hope to read Sarah Jio next year :-)

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  15. great list! I need to put some of these on my 2013 to-read list. Two new authors I am glad to have discovered this year are Sere Prince Halverson (The Underside of Joy) and Jennifer Miller (The Year of the Gadfly).

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    1. Booksnyc - I'm not familiar with either of those authors... off to look them up now. It was great meeting you at Random House on Friday. What a weekend!

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  16. Jenny Wingfield is one of my favorite new-to-me authors too. The Homecoming of Samuel Lake was such a good book.

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    1. Vasilly - And Jenny seems like such a nice person, too. I've enjoyed talking to her on twitter.

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