Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top 10 New-to-me Authors in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top 10 New-to-me Authors in 2012:

1. Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
2. Orson Scott Card (Enchantment)
3. Jasper Fforde (Thursday Next)
4. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince)
5. Lauren F. Winner (Girl Meets God)
6. E. Nesbit (The Enchanted Castle)
7. Cornelia Funke (Inkheart)
8. Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
9. Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)
10. Michael Buckley (The Fairy Tale Detectives)

The Hunger Games
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Enchanted Castle
The Fairy-Tale Detectives
The Eyre Affair
The Little Prince
The Secret Life of Bees
Girl Meets God: A Memoir


Loni said...

Great list! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favourites.

J.L. Neyhart said...

Thanks Loni! I cracked up laughing all the way through that one for sure!

Christina said...

Oh wow, you finally got to some really classic authors. Awesome!

I love all of these that I've read, though Card is a jerk now, sadly.

Jenna St. Hilaire said...

Ooh, some of my favorites! Orson Scott Card is my literary hero (and I'm a bit startled by the accusation that he's "a jerk"; the usual complaint is that he doesn't favor the public endorsement of homosexual relationships, but the two or three of his pieces I've read on the subject are pretty nuanced and thoughtful, as well as containing some unpopular but honest wisdom.) I've never read Enchantment, and I should.

Hitchhiker is hilarious, and I adore the Inkheart books. I should read more Nesbit; I liked the one of hers I read. And The Little Prince is on my to-read-very-soon list.

Great list!

J.L. Neyhart said...

I wasn't sure what was meant by the "jerk" comment. Perhaps it was in response to what you mentioned, I simply don't know. I hope to read the Ender's Game books soon!

Thanks for your comment! It's fun to meet kindred literary souls :-)

Jenna St. Hilaire said...

I should've noted that the 'jerk' point was in reference to another commenter and not your post.

And yes, it is fun to meet kindred literary souls! We seem to like an impressive number of the same books, which makes me want to read everything else on this list. :)

Somewhere Only We Know said...

Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games is a must read. She would have been on my list when I originally read those.

Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know