Top Ten Tuesday- New To Me

Do you remember the promos NBC used to do? "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" No shit, Sherlock. That doesn't mean your network needs to stop playing repeats.

[source- one of the many...]

Anyway, there's a point- The Broke and the Bookish ask us to list the top ten "new to us" authors from 2012. [edited to add: I did the wrong one. Oops].

"If you haven't read him/her, him/her is new to you."

Nope. Doesn't work. Not even close.

1. Jon Krakauer- I read Into Thin Air earlier this year and loved it. 

2. James Cain- Mildred Pierce was delightfully cynical and maybe a little bit evil. I loved reading about the fourties.

3. Mark Dunn- Ella Minnow Pea was one of the quirkiest, fun, books I read all year.

4. Craig Thompson- Habibi was the first graphic novel I read this year and I really enjoyed it (and seeing him speak).

5. Lauren Groff- Arcadia and all it's hippies were a nice change from my normal reading. Her storytelling was spot-on.

6. Barbara Kingsolver- Can you believe that Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was the first book I've ever read by her? For shame!

7. Jess Walters- I know everyone raved about Beautiful Ruins this year, but I just couldn't fully jump on board. He was new, but not necessarily great...

8. Alison Bechdel- Another graphic novelist with several books out. I read Fun Home a few months ago and was very impressed.

9. Christopher Isherwood- I appreciated A Single Man for what it must have meant when it was published long ago, as the story of an academic gay man who must cope with the loss of his partner.

10. Robert Anthony Siegel- I was pleasantly surprised by All Will Be Revealed- a pornographic photographer ends up helping one of his models who gets involved way over her head.

I noticed that I read a lot of familiar authors this year, and a few first timers; there weren't many ones that had been around for awhile that I was just now getting to. I feel like I'm missing out on writers! There's always next year.


  1. Im with you on Arcadia. Been wanting to read it for awhile also. Feel free to come by and view My TTT

  2. I haven't heard of some of these authors so I will have to go check out their books! Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. into thin air is one of my favorite books of all time!!

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