Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Ten Writers I Read for the First Time in 2016

Here's something we haven't taken part in in a while! Top Ten Tuesday, with The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the topic is 'Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016.'

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9492488-misery1. Stephen King

This year, I finally read a novel by the king of horror. You would think, given the fact that I like the genre, I would've gotten here sooner.

(No, Honey, we're all used to your procrastinating ways by now.)

My review for Misery can be found here.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21416690-the-invisible-library2. Genevieve Cogman



My review for The Invisible Library can be found here.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47123.The_Penelopiad3. Margaret Atwood
Sometimes, coursebooks are actually enjoyable. 

My review for The Penelopiad can be found here

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22396591-the-dead-house4. Dawn Kurtagich

Next time I'm looking for suspense and eternally unanswerable questions that will leave be obsessed with finding answers that I don't really want, this is the writer I'll go for.

My review for The Dead House can be found here.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25073764-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland5. Lewis Carroll

No, I didn't read Alice in Wonderland as a child. I have to be honest, it didn't make a lot of sense to me.

(Or any.)

But I think that's the point?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/960641.Tess_of_the_D_Urbervilles6. Thomas Hardy

This guy needed an editor.

(No. He needed an army of editors.)

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the other end of the coursebook spectrum from The Penelopiad. The oh, God, why side.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32767.At_the_Mountains_of_Madness7. H.P. Lovecraft

It was...exposition. For 182 pages. Seriously, I was expecting a bone-chilling tale of terror. Instead, I got world-building notes. The narrator was either incredibly perceptive, or he had a copy of the author's notes.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23357071-frozen-charlotte8. Alex Bell

I read this in a day. It was plot-driven, with plenty of suspense to keep you turning the pages. For added creepiness, the ballad and the dolls are real.
My review for Frozen Charlotte can be found here.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5206937-a-modest-proposal9. Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was a satirist. If you're going to read A Modest Proposal, make sure you go in blind. It won't be anywhere near as brilliant if you know what's coming.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23403402-a-darker-shade-of-magic10. V.E. Schwab

I love a good portal fantasy, and this is one with a twist.
My review for A Darker Shade of Magic can be found here.

 Which writers have you picked up for the first time this year? Don't forget to link me to your TTT posts!