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.
Mysteries in Paradise is hosting a new meme to highlight books new to us. Head over to participate or check out other people’s lists.