Tuesday, January 15, 2019

TTT: Top Ten New-to-me authors I read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl at her blog. Today's topic is top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2018.

It's always great to find some new author whose books you have to go read. So here's mine:

Jenny Erpenbeck

I read Go, Went, Gone near the end of the year and have been deciding on the next one. I think it will be the End Of Days, but serendipity might pick a different one. There will be another.

Dubravka Ugresic

Fox was one of my best reads last year; I also read her Thank You For Not Reading. I'll be reading others.

Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca. 'nuff said. Really, why did it take me so long, you might ask?

Amelie Nothomb

I immediately went out and bought another after reading her Pétronille.

Raymond Geuss

Changing the Subject is an idiosyncratic history of philosophy for the general reader. I'm a bit worried that the rest of his books will be unreadable for mere mortals such as myself, but I'm still likely to try.

Ann Patchett

I read Bel Canto because I was thinking about seeing the movie, but then I didn't see the movie. However, as for her books...

Brian Dillon

Essayism is an incredible mix of biography with a look at the great essayists. Now I want to read his entire back catalog.

Zachary Mason

The Lost Books of the Odyssey might has well have had, "Reese, read this" written on the cover. A computer programmer who also reads Greek? His other books are perhaps a little less me-directed, but I'm now likely to read them.

Giuseppe di Lampedusa

What? The Leopard is the only novel he wrote? Nooooo.........tell me it isn't so......

And one book other that worked the other way:

Martin Amis

Reading Money convinced me I don't need to read any other Martin Amis books. That's a good thing to know, too! I'm sure he'll do fine without me.


  1. I've never read Rebecca or anything else by Daphne du Maurier, but you're making me think I should change that.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. I'd seen the movie before, probably on TV, years ago. It's a great book of romantic suspense.

  2. Great list, I don't know most of these authors but some books are definietly going to my TBR