Thursday, January 8, 2009

CHALLENGE: Unread Authors Update

I finished my first challenge of the year! Well, I read the majority of the books last year, but I didn't get finished til January. The challenge was to read 6 books by new authors, particularly ones that you have wanted to read. I tried to pick authors with more than one book in their collection and several were authors I've been wanting to read for a long time. I had a huge list of potential authors and easily found six. Here's the list:

Linwood Barclay - Too Close to Home Nov 11/08
Michael Chabon - Gentlemen of the Road Nov 29/08
Zora Neal Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God Dec 8/08
Haruki Murakami - After Dark Dec 20/08
Rose Tremain - The Road Home Jan 9/09
PG Wodehouse - Ukridge Dec 27/08

Best book? Too Close to Home, a great page turning thriller, The Road Home was lovely
Least favorite? Their Eyes Were Watching God was a DNF for me. Maybe anther time it will be a better fit for me.
After Dark and Ukridge were just OK, I'm not planning to rush out for anymore Murakami or Wodehouse.

So, authors I'll read again: Barclay, Tremain, and Chabon.

Thanks to Pour of Tor for hosting, check out the Unread Author Blog for more info and lists of reviews.


  1. Woohoo! Congrats of finishing! Ahh, it just feels so good, doesn't it? Or maybe that's just me since I so seldom get to experience it. :)

  2. Congrats on finishing the challenge. I just wanted to say that I know Murakami is an acquired taste but I just read After Dark and I didn't like it nearly as much as some of his other books that I've read.


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