My reading overall has slowed down considerably over the last few months but I still managed to read 13 books by new-to-me authors from April to June. One of those is Australian author Virginia Duigan’s THE PRECIPICE which I read in April and haven’t stopped thinking about since. I adored its septuagenarian protagonist and its depiction of my country’s beauty, growing old and rubbing along in modern society.
Other books by new to me authors that I’d recommend are
- Antonio Hill’s THE SUMMER OF DEAD TOYS (still no review)
- N.J. Cooper’s FACE OF THE DEVIL
- Annie Hauxwell’s IN HER BLOOD (Australian author)
- Ellen Mary Wilton’s HYSTERIA AT THE WISTERIA (Australian author)
- Fuminori Nakamura’s THE THIEF
- Harri Nykanen’s NIGHTS OF AWE
- Anna Jansson’s KILLER’S ISLAND (review submitted to Euro Crime)
All of these are authors I will happily read more books from.
Of course reading new authors isn’t always a success and some of the authors I tried out won’t be leaping back on to my TBR but I’m philosophical about these experiences. Finding a book like THE PRECIPICE, which I simply love to bits, makes all the not-so-good reads well worth the experimentation.
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My best new-to-me authors Q1 2012
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