This year I have had the pleasure of reading several authors who have been new-to-me. These authors have multiple books to their credit, but 2017 was the year that I became aware of their stories and styles. Today, I’m making a list of authors whose works I would like to read more of in the future based on whatever book of theirs I happened to enjoy this year. A list of recommendations for your own TBR, and a peek at what I plan to use my holiday money for.
Ali Smith: Autumn
Future TBR: Winter, The Accidental, Public Library and Other Stories
Rebecca West: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (in progress)
Future TBR: The Return of the Soldier, A Train of Powder
Nadeem Aslam: The Golden Legend
Future TBR: The Blind Man’s Garden, Maps for Lost Lovers, Season of the Rainbirds
Min Jin Lee: Pachinko
Future TBR: Free Food for Millionaires
Wisława Szymborska: Here
Future TBR: Map: Collected and Last Poems, Nonrequired Reading: Prose Pieces
Evelyn Waugh: The Loved One
Future TBR: Brideshead Revisited, Sword of Honor, Scoop
Carolyn Custis James: Half the Church
Future TBR: When Life and Beliefs Collide, The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules
Yi Mun-yol: Meeting with My Brother
Future TBR: Son of Man, The Poet
Have you read any new-to-you authors this year that you’ll be reading more of in the near future? Have you read any of these or have any suggestions about which ones to read first?
In any case, 2018 is shaping up to be another full year of reading!