Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
Confessions of a Teen Sleuth is hysterical. I didn’t know about it until a friend recommended it and, holey moley.
Margaret the First is a strange and lovely biographical novel. It sort of defies description, which is something I love about it.
Harding tells the story of 20th century Germany through his family’s House by the Lake. It’s gripping, terrifying and triumphant.
I’m still reading Mister Memory but it’s quite enchanting. I look forward to reading his past work already.
I desperately wanted to like The Queen of the Night, but I didn’t. Perhaps I’m not meant to be a Chee fan.
When I attempted NaNoWriMo this year (my 7th), I wanted my book to have his sort of tone – wild and funny. The Gentleman is a joy.
Very pleased to be an early US reader of her fantastic book, The Essex Serpent. Her style manages to be both windswept and piercing.
The Lie Tree is a near-perfect novel and an incredibly smart one for younger readers.
Graeme Macrae Burnet
I just finished His Bloody Project, and it’s one of those books that just sticks with you. He makes the complicated look simple.
Hollandsworth does something similar to Burnet but for nonfiction. He painstakingly followed a century-old trail and brought it to life in The Midnight Assassin.
Ghostland is a book I wish I had written. In addition to being informative, it brings clarity and sympathy to that which haunts us most.