This week’s Top Ten list from The Broke and the Bookish is my Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012.
- James Geary- I love books about language, and The World in a Phrase: A History of Aphorisms clued me in to other books by this author.
- Alice Ozma- I highly recommend The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared.
- William Deresiewicz- author of A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter. Best resource for reading Jane Austen EVER.
- Thomas C. Foster- Starting with How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines and working my way through this author’s repertoire.
- Katherine Paterson- a much loved author for many years, and so she’s not a new author, but I have a new appreciation for her after reading The Invisible Child: On Reading and Writing Books for Children.
- Sam Kean- I see a title like The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements and I’m in love.
- Dan Ariely- Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions reminded me of Blink by Malcolm Gladwell.
- Laurie R. King- I started working my way through the Mary Russell series this year. It’s about a 15 year old orphan who becomes an apprentice to Sherlock Holmes, as well as his equal. A new favorite series for me.
- Harold Bloom- the kind of author you don’t appreciate until you get some life mileage on your mental odometer.
- An author is an author, and Joss Whedon‘s writing is not just readable, it’s watchable.
Thanks for stopping by, but before you go- who was new-to-you this year? Drop some names in the Comments section below.