This week’s theme is the top ten new to me authors I’ve read this year. So, with the help of Goodreads, here goes!
- Kerry Greenwood. Actually technically not new to me, because I’d read Cocaine Blues before. But I hated it, for some reason, and didn’t read the whole thing the first time. This time, I devoured it and went on to eat up the rest of the series too (something I’m still in progress with). So I’m going to pretend the first time didn’t happen. I was clearly cranky at the time.
- Leigh Bardugo. I know I’m late to the party, but I finally read Shadow and Bone, and found myself unexpectedly riveted.
- Ann Leckie. Again, rather late to the party, but at least it meant that I got to read the whole trilogy more or less at once, with just a couple of months waiting for the last one!
- K.J. Parker. I’m not just late to the party, I crashed in after several hours. But I read the Tor.com novella and now I know I need to get round to more of Parker’s work.
- Freda Warrington. Her vampire novels are just ridiculously addictive. Hurrah for Titan rereleasing them so they came to my attention.
- Patricia Briggs. I have some problems with her books, but they’re also dead fun.
- Elizabeth Bear. Rather late to the party again, but Karen Memory made me want to read more of her work.
- Seth Dickinson. The Traitor Baru Cormorant was awesome.
- Zen Cho. I enjoyed Sorcerer to the Crown.
- Greg van Eekhout. I really need to get round to the third book in his trilogy, Dragon Coast.
I’ll be interested to see what other people have discovered this year! A couple of mine were actually debut authors, but as you can see from where I’ve been late to the party, a lot of them were discoveries of authors who’ve been going a while.