Best new-to-me authors Q1 2012

I could probably do all my reading from new books published by authors I know and love. But I do like to try new authors (both début writers and authors who are simply new to me) to keep my reading varied. For the first three months of this year I haven’t read as much as I normally would but nearly a third of the books I have finished (9 of 30) are by new to me authors.

Interestingly my four favourites of the books are all local. Well local-ish anyway

  • THE MISTAKE by Wendy James (Australian author)
  • SURRENDER by Donna Malane (New Zealand author) (a début novel)
  • WATCH OUT FOR ME by Sylvia Johnson (Australian author) (a début novel)
  • THE COLD, COLD GROUND by Adrian McKinty (Irish author who lives here in Oz now so we’ve appropriated him)

These are all authors who I want to read more books by and who make me glad I find time to try out new writers.

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4 Responses to Best new-to-me authors Q1 2012

  1. Bernadette – Thanks for the recommendations :-).

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  2. Maxine says:

    Interesting, Bernadette. Adrian McKinty was not a new-to-me author when I read TCCG or it might have been a contender for me, too. I’m looking forward to reading The Mistake – and will re-read your reviews of the other two.

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  3. Julie Proudfoot says:

    I’m always looking for new Australian authors to read, especially female – thanks for this – I’m going to take a closer look at them. 🙂

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