The answer to this tends to be the authors of the last few books I’ve loved! Here, though, are five authors I’m planning to read more of knowing I’ll enjoy them–especially on audio during my long daily commute. They are in no particular order. (Note: I’ve deliberately skipped my favorite series.)
1. JoJo Moyles
I loved Me Before You, liked Me After You and liked War Brides and Paris for One, so I’m slowly working my way thru her backlist and looking forward to any new books she writes.
2. Liane Moriarty
The Husband’s Secret and Truly, Madly, Guilty made me a fan for life! Bring on the backlist and the newbies.
3. Fredrik Backman
For all that I threw back My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry that doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm for this author. I truly enjoyed both A Man Called Ove and Britt Marie Was Here. I can’t wait for the next one!
4. Julie Murphy
Come on May! Julie Murphy’s newest book, Ramona Blue, comes out on May 9th and I can’t wait! I loved, loved, loved Dumplin’ and I’m not big on YA books. It was just simply and excellent book, showing again why I hate stupid labels like that.
5. Josephine Tey
Wait? Read more from a dead author? Yep! She wrote lots of good books and I’ve only read these two, but I thoroughly enjoyed them. Brat Farrar has a great premise that is well executed. Daughter of Time appealed to the old school librarian I trained to be–before Al Gore invented the internet and the whole world decided Google was all the research it would ever do. Author Josephine Tey has herself been fictionalize as….what else? A sleuth! She’s out solving mysteries now in her own series. You can read more about that here.