It's always great to find some new author whose books you have to go read. So here's mine:
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.
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?
I immediately went out and bought another after reading her Pétronille.
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.
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...
Essayism is an incredible mix of biography with a look at the great essayists. Now I want to read his entire back catalog.
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:
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.