Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CHALLENGE: New Authors 2012

I like to keep a list of new authors each year. Literary Escapism is hosting again - here's the info page and sign-up link.

The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.

I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors.
After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky.
Here's the  NEW authors I read:
1. Hilary Mantel (The Giant, O'Brien)
2. Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers)
3. Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues)
4. Stef Penney (Tenderness of the Wolves)
5. Jane Gardam (Old Filth)
6. Sally Vickers (Miss Garnet's Angel)
7. Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley)
8. Dorothy Gilman (The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax)
9. Allegra Goodman (Intuition)
10. Martyn Bedford (Flip)
11. Alice Hoffman (Green Angel)
12. D.E.Stevenson (Mrs. Tim of the Regiment)
13. Julie Otsuka (The Buddha in the Attic)
14. Muriel Spark (Symposium)
15. Jane Harris (Gillespie and I)
16. CJ Sansom (Dissolution)
17. Michael Ondaatje (The English Patient)
18. Edward P Jones (The Known World)
19. Aimee Bender (The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake)
20. Asa Larsson (Until Thy Wrath Be Past)
21. Ellen Sussman (French Lessons)
22. Cynthia Ozick (Foreign Bodies)
23. John Boyne (The Boy in Striped Pyjamas)
24. Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists)
25. Paula McLain (The Paris Wife)
26. Elizabeth Hay (Late Nights On Air)
27. Ali Smith (there but for the)
28. Marian Keyes (Watermelon)
29. Ernest Hemingway (A Moveable Feast)
30. David Gilmour (The Film Club)
31. Lauren B Davis (Our Daily Bread)
32. Nancy Farmer (The House of the Scorpion
33. Inger Ash Wolfe (The Calling)
34. Tina Fey (Bossypants)
35. Elisabeth Tova Bailey (The Sound of Wild Snails Eating)
36. Mary Roach (Stiff)
37. Anne Holt (1222)
38. John Baxter (Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas)
39. Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
40. Tim Winton (Breath)
41. Connie Willis (Miracle and Other Stories)
Debut Authors (no other books to read!)
1. Alex Adams (White Horse)
2. Moira Young (Blood Red Road)
3. Karin Altenberg (Island of Wings)
4. Karen Thompson Walker (The Age of Miracles)
5. Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus)
6. Alexi Zentner (Touch)
7. Rachel Joyce (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry)
8.  Kim Thuy (Ru)
9. Jian Ghomeshi (1982)