Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2013

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2013

1. Karen Lord

I've been raving about The Best of All Possible Worlds all year, and I know it's only a matter of time before I read Redemption in Indigo. Lord has a voice that's both fresh and familiar, and while her writing is simple, she asks questions about the nature of humanity that force the reader to think.

2. Marge Piercy

Although she's not new on the literary scene by any means, Piercy was new to me this year, and while Woman on the Edge of Time was hard-hitting, I definitely intend to pursue more of her work in the future.

3. Joanna Russ

Russ, like Piercy, a feminist extraordinaire, was also new to me this year. I really admire the thoughts behind her writing, even though it is written in a style that I generally find difficult.

4. Elisabeth Eaves

Wanderlust is a book that I just related to so much and will return to again and again. I don't know if I will read her other memoir about stripping, but I am glad I read her.

5. Francine du Plessix Gray

Her writing was charmingly subdued and richly detailed, I would love to read that kind of historical novel again.

6. Preston L. Allen

Every Boy Needs a Man was a surprise to me in every way, even its very arrival. But it was most welcome and I would read more of Allen's work.

7. Samuel R. Delaney

Not new, but new to me, I really liked Triton despite the unlikable protagonist and complicated world (or because of them?) and am eager to read more.

8. Beth Bernobich

I actually only read Bernobich's short story "Thief of War" on Tor.com, but I definitely want to read the books set in the same world.

9. Erin Morgenstern

If she can come up with another world like The Night Circus, I'm in.

10. Torquato Tasso

Tasso is a sixteenth century Italian who wrote an epic about the Crusades (Gerusalemme liberata). He was one interesting dude, I would like to read more of and about him.

1 comment:

Becky LeJeune said...

I'm ashamed to say that I still haven't read Erin Morgenstern but I will get to her one day very soon! I do love the Tor shorts - I'm going to have to check out the Bernobich story.