Top Ten Tuesday- New to Me Authors


This week Top Ten Tuesday brought to us by the Broke and the Bookish asks us what the top ten "new to us" (ie old to the rest of the world) authors are from this year. Here we go:

1. Greg OlearFathermucker was a witty, touching story about a stay-at-home father who cared for his two kids (one of who was autistic) and worried about what his wife was really up to.

2. JoJo Moyes- I read Me Before You, which I was surprised to like so much, and then The Girl You Left Behind, which I didn't care for as much.

3. Colum McCann- I fell in absolute love with Let the Great World Spin (can you have sex with book? Does that happen?) and also enjoyed Transatlantic. I had the privilege of hearing him speak too.

4. Meg Wolitzer- The Interestings was amazing and it made me realize how stupid I have been not reading anything else of her before.

5. Maria Semple- Where'd You Go Bernadette was quite possibly one of the most fun novels I've read this year, if not ever.

6. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- Americanah was quite possibly the best book I read this year. Adichie is a genius.

7. Sylvia Plath- Can you believe I hadn't read more than maybe one or two of her poems prior to teaching her this semester?

8. Joseph Heller- Catch-22, finally! I'm still trying to get over the shame of going this long without have reading it.

9. Rachel Joyce- The Unlikely Pilgrimage was touching without being cheesy. Old people FTW.

10. Jaimy Gordon- The only book on the list that I despised, Lord of Misrule. Can't win them all!


  1. Moyes' The Girl You Left Behind also left me rather meh at the end but I'm hearing so many good things about Me Before You, I definitely need to bump it up my list of books to read next year or something xD

    Yay for Joseph Heller and Sylvia Plath! Been also meaning to get around to Wolitzer's The Interestings (still)...

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  2. I actually haven't read any Sylvia Plath yet. I was supposed to in high school but I managed to get away with not reading it, but now I really want to add The Bell Jar to my repertoire.

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  3. I heard a lot about Moyes, read positive reviews on many blogs this year. I have to check her out to see what the fuss us all about :D
    I don't know many of the others off your list.

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  4. Good list! I've only read Jojo Moyes this year, one book that I wasn't thrilled with, but I have a few of those others authors on my list.

  5. I didn't care for Moyes, but I did attempt to read the book just because it was EVERYWHERE for a little bit. Next up on the EVERYWHERE list is Rainbow Rowell, I'll be giving Attachments a try. Maybe.

  6. There are a few on this list that I have heard of, but haven't actually read any of these yet. I have The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry within one of the many piles of books in my room but still haven't read it yet! Have seen Jojo Moyes on quite a few lists this week, will have to check out her books! Great list!

  7. I've never read Sylvia Plath, but I did hear a radio dramatization of The Bell Jar from the BBC. Maybe that counts.