Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020


The first four of my new-to-me authors got me to try things I would rarely read or that might have put me off at antohter time.

  1. Anna Burns–I loved her creative way of naming her characters.
  2. Susanna Clarke–got me to read a sort-of fantasy novel.
  3. Matt Haig–got me to read another sort-of fantasy novel, albeit about a library.
  4. Edwindge Danticat–got me to enjoy short stories.

The other authors wrote the type stories I normally enjoy, though Denis Johnsson’s book was darker than I normally read. I realize when it comes to fiction I tend to stick to female authors. It was good to read more male fiction writers this year–as you can see several in this list are men. I value their perspectives.

  1. Lucy Foley
  2. E.M. Forester
  3. Denis Johnson
  4. Antoine Laurain
  5. Judy Leigh
  6. Colm Toibin

I went with authors who have already published a second or subsequent book.

22 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020

  1. I’ve read a sample of Piranesi but I still haven’t decided to read the book – I did enjoy Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell some years ago. I enjoyed How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, but haven’t read The Midnight Library – I’d like to. I also enjoyed Brooklyn and A Passage to India.

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  2. I’ve read four of your new authors (Susanna Clarke, Edwige Danticat, Colm Tóibín and E.M. Forster, more than one of the latter). Your list is the first where I read even one book/author. So, I’m sure you’ll like the ones you’ve chosen from my list.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

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