Monday, March 30, 2015

I Read 44 (out of 72) New Authors in 2014

Everybody knows that I have national authors that I automatically read whenever they come out with a new book.  A few of them are:  Harlan Coben, Daniel Silva, Ken Follett, Jodi Picoult, Tom Rob Smith, Greg Iles, David Baldacci (at least the Will Robie series), Richard North Patterson, and some more.  And I did, in fact, read books by all of these authors in 2014.  But on top of those, there were 44 authors that I read for the 1st time. Some of them were debut authors, and others I just hadn't read before.  The following list is in chronological order.  If they are local authors, I will let you know.  If you want to know how I rated them, you can go to my 1/1/15 post.  Here we go.

Louise Penny - Still Life
Marian Szczepanski - Playing St. Barbara
Tim Myers - Glad to Be a Dad (local)
Jennifer Ryan - Saved by the Rancher (local)
Tara Conklin - The House Girl
Betty Auchard - The Home for the Friendless (local)
C. Lee McKenzie - The Princess of Las Pulgas (local)
Liane Moriarty - The Husband's Secret
Mike Degregorio - The Ditch Kids (local)
T.T. Monday (local) - The Set-Up Man
Maggie Shipstead - Astonish Me
Shelly King - The Moment of Everything (local)
Kate White - Eyes on You
Cristina Henriquez - The Book of Unknown Americans
Mary Kay Andrews - Save the Date
Jonathan Tropper - This Is Where I Leave You
Betsy Franco - Naked (local)
Alina Sayre - The Illuminator's Gift (local)
Joseph Finder - Suspicion
Sophie Littlefield - House of glass (local)
Rachael Herron - Pack up the Moon (local)
Megan Abbott - The Fever
Gigi Pandian - The Artifact (local)
Suzy Vitello - The Moment Before
Laurie R. King - The Beekeeper's Apprentice (local)
Daniel James Brown - The Boys in the Boat
Yvonne Ventresca -Pandemic
Natalie Baszile - Queen Sugar (local)
Elizabeth Strout - The Burgess Boys
Ann Gelder - Bigfoot and the Baby (local)
BJ Novak - One More Thing
Christine Z. Mason - Boundaries: A Love Story (local)
Pamela Little - The Resting Place
Elizabeth G. Kretchmer - The Damnable Legacy of a Minister's Wife
Carole Bumpus - A Cup of Redemption (local)
Joshua Safran - Free Spirit: Growing up on the Road and off the Grid (local)
Anthony Doerr - All the Light We Cannot See
Stuart Rojstaczer - The Mathematician's Shiva
Eben Alexander - Proof of Heaven
Kate Allure - Playing Doctor (local)
Ann Packer - Songs without Words (local)
Chris Colfer - The Wishing Spell
Laila El-Sissi - Out from the Shadow of Men (local)
Linda Gunther - Ten Steps from the Hotel Inglaterra


  1. There are so many great authors out there, aren't there?!

  2. It's true. I was surprised to see how many there were last year. And 15 out of 19 so far this year. Crazy!

  3. That's awesome, Lloyd! Last year I made an effort to catch up with my favorite autors so I am enjoying this year with a wide open schedule!