Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me (But No One Else) Authors I Finally Got Around to Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme hosted by the lovely girls over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme is: "Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017"
I decided to focus on authors that I read for the first time last year that are generally pretty popular and well-known, but that I just hadn't ever gotten around to reading. Most of these authors are ones that I've been hearing about for years, but never had the opportunity to pick up until now. I'm excited to read more from them! Let me know which authors you've read or which ones you want to read from!

T.H. White
What I read: The Once and Future King
What I would like to read next: The Goshawk
The Once and Future KingThe Goshawk

Gregory Maguire
What I read: Hiddensee
What I would like to read next: After Alice, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Amazon | Book Depository (After Alice)
Amazon | Book Depository (Confessions)
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future NutcrackerAfter AliceConfessions of an Ugly Stepsister

C.S. Pacat
What I read: Captive Prince (currently reading Prince's Gambit)
What I would like to read next: Finish the trilogy!

Rachel Hartman
What I read: Tess of the Road
What I would like to read next: Seraphina
Tess of the RoadSeraphina (Seraphina, #1)

Robert Jordan
What I read: The Eye of the World (currently reading The Great Hunt)
What I would like to read next: The entire series!
The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1)The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time, #2)

Shirley Jackson
What I read: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, "The Lottery"
What I would like to read next: The Haunting of Hill House
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Frances  Hardinge
What I read: A Face Like Glass
What I would like to read next: A Skinful of Shadows
A Face Like GlassA Skinful of Shadows

Cormac McCarthy
What I read:The Road
What I would like to read next: Blood Meridian
The RoadBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Kevin Hearne
What I read: A Plague of Giants
What I would like to read next: Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)
A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings, #1)Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)

Have you read any of these authors? What authors have you read for the first time that most other people already seem to love?

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  1. I haven't read any of these authors but I'm glad you enjoyed them!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/top-ten-tuesday-140/

  2. I've only read one Kevin Hearne book but I liked it. And I really should read the Once and Future King one of these days...

    Nice list!

  3. I heard about The Goshawk when I read H is For Hawk, would love to read it too.
    I read The Lottery and want to discover more her writings.
    here's my list: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/01/02/top-ten-new-to-me-authors-i-read-in-2017/ - even more "no-one-elsy", lol

  4. I think the only one I've read from this list is Gregory Maguire!

  5. I read The Road a long time ago and can't really remember it now, but sounds like it's worth trying to dig up and re-read!

  6. You need to have some amount of guts to make it through The Road, as you now know I'm sure. I remember writing a literature essay on it in my honours year, which was a pretty harrowing experience. McCarthy sure knows how to turn a phrase though. I'm yet to attempt Blood Meridian, but will eventually. Just wanted to wish you luck for that in particular. Nice list.