Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, what are my Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2012? 

Hmmm, let's see.  I don't know if I can do this or not. These are new to me but may be old to you.

1.) J.K. Rowling - I'm still new to Harry Potter and have the two final books to go.
2.) Jodi Picoult - I read In Plain Truth and it was pretty decent.
3.) Cheryl Strayed - If you haven't read Wild yet, please do so. I loved it.
4.) Erin Morgenstern - I wasn't a huge fan of The Night Circus BUT this is one hell of a writer nonetheless.
5.) Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower was quite good.
6.) James P. Kimmel - He's a newly published author and wrote a great first novel titled The Trial of Fallen Angels
7.) Seth Grahame-Smith - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was really historically accurate except for the whole vampire hunting thing. The movie, I heard, sucked.

Dammit. I guess I didn't read that many new authors this year that really blew me away. 

Here's some that didn't blow me away.
8.) David Sedaris -  I tried. I just can't get into the dark humor.
9.) Jasper Fforde - The Eyre Affair. Confusing, weird and annoying.
10.) Stephen King - Not exactly new to me but I re-read Carrie this year and blech. Too many icky descriptions. Yeh, I know this makes me unpopular but I just can't stomach him.


Megan@YA? Why Not? said...

Before you completely give up on Stephen King I would encourage you to try 11/22/63. One of my favorites from 2012 and nothing like what you would expect from King.

Sandy said...

A newbie to Harry Potter! LOVE! LOVE!!! JK Rowling is awesome! Hope you love the last two books!

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Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

Christine said...

I like that not EVERYONE in the whole wide world has devoured HP. Way to savor him!

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I won the Harry Potter War, so I will let the Stephen King thing go.

I'm glad you get to stretch the HP experience into the new year! Looking forward to watching the next 3 movies with you! We got a new, big tv!