#AMonthofFaves2016, hosted by Andi, Tanya Patrice, and Tamara continues today with author discoveries. As it turns out, I read a lot of new authors this year, but these are the standouts:
Author Discoveries 2016
Graham Swift (Mothering Sunday)Without a doubt, Swift is my top author discovery of the year. Mothering Sunday was a favorite of 2016 and I want to read his entire backlist. (my review)
Thrity Umrigar (The Story Hour)Why did it take me so long to read Ms. Umrigar? So many of you have raved about her for ages. I'll try The Space Between Us next.
Garth Risk Hallberg (City on Fire)This guy can write! I chose his debut novel (a doorstopper by any standard) for my 2016 First Book. The non-ending was incredibly frustrating, but nearly twelve months later I'm still thinking about those characters. And did I mention the writing was excellent? I'll read whatever Hallberg writes next, but hope it comes in under 500 pages. (my review)
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (The Nest)This book got SO much hype... and while I really enjoyed the novel, I'm not sure it was warranted. Still, I love the fact that she is a 50-something debut author. (my book brief)
Jung Yun (Shelter)This book just blew me away! It's darker than my usual fare... and in the running for my #1 novel of the year. (my book brief)
Bryan Stevenson (Just Mercy)
My favorite nonfiction read of 2016...here's my book brief.
Which authors have you discovered this year?
The complete schedule for #AMonthfFaves2016 is here.