Top Five Tuesday was originally created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, but is now hosted by Meeghan @ Meeghan Reads. To participate, link your post back to Meeghan’s blog or leave a comment on her weekly post.
This week, Meeghan asked us to tell list our five favorite authors who were new to us this year!
I actually read 10 authors who were new to me this year – including three who are no longer alive (Edith Wharton, Molly Clavering, and Katherine Kressman Taylor). I also had a very hard time picking the fifth spot, because I had three very worthy authors to pick from. I’ll put the other two down as Honorable Mentions at the bottom. So, without any further ado….
#5 – Claire Keegan.
“Small Things Like These” is novella, which was a last minute request for the ARC (to read in time for #NovellasinNovember) and I was surprised that I was accepted to read and review it on such short notice. It was so good, now I will have to look into her other books!
#4 – Natalie Jenner.
I tried to get the ARC to this novel when it first came out, but no one was willing to accept my request, so I just had to go out and buy myself a print copy of The Jane Austen Society. Well, I’m certainly glad I did, because I really enjoyed it (and now I’m hoping to get the ARC of her next book – fingers crossed)!
#3 – Linda Rui Feng.
I think you’ll find that I’m promoting “Swimming Back to Trout River” quite a bit, and rightfully so. It really is something very special, and I’m so glad I asked for and received the ARC for it.
#2 – Brianne Moore.
I wish I had known that Brianne Moore’s first novel was culinary fiction, because I would have wanted to read it. Now I’ll just have to go back and get myself a copy of that book. Here’s my review of “A Bright Young Thing” that I read this year.
#1 – AJ Pearce.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again – I read Pearce’s second novel “Yours Cheerfully” first, and I enjoyed it so much that I went out and bought a copy of her first book “Dear Mrs. Bird” – both of which got a full 5/5 stars from me! Now I’m a true fan, and I’ll be looking out for a third book in this series, if she writes one, or anything she publishes in the future, for that matter.