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December 8: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015.
In most of these cases, that means I only have one book by them under my belt, but I’d read another… as soon as they publish it/ I have time.
1. Elizabeth Bear. I read and loved Karen Memory, and I’d love to see some more of Bear’s characters.
2. Aliette de Bodard. The House of Shattered Wings was an experience–angels in a whole different light. What else could that mind dream up?
3. Owen Egerton. I bought two of his books at an event, and finally got around to reading them this year. A great example of dark humor.
4. Una LaMarche. Don’t Fail Me Now is one of those books that flips a switch between sad and funny, and the characters felt real. I admire that skill.
5. Kristy Logan. The Gracekeepers was haunting and lovely. Sometimes you just want to read a sad book.
6. Julie Murphy. Dumplin‘ had real problems without harping on them overly, and I wanted her story to never end. Murphy won me over with her humor.
7. Richard Roberts. Wild Children was strange, but wonderful, and made me curious about other books by the author.
8. & 9. Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis. I read the first few books of Lumberjanes, and it was so much better than my Girl Scout experience. I’d like to see more from either of them, in whatever form they create in.
10. Stephanie Tromley. Trouble is a Friend of Mine is a cute YA, but with enough substance to keep it from being cotton candy. Not that I mind some cotton candy reading, but I enjoy something a little healthier now and then.