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December 6: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016
1. Becky Albertalli. Sometimes, I want someone who can write a cute and light romance.
2. M.H. Boroson. Loved the richness of the writing, you just sink right into it…
3. Genevieve Cogman. Two words: librarian spies.
4. Lyndsay Faye. I loved her homage to Jane Eyre. Anyone who can use the line “Reader, I murdered him” has a sense of humor I admire.
5. Katherine Kimbriel. The menace of the antagonists makes the protagonist, a young girl, seem very small… and yet she prevails.
6. Sarah Knight. I admire her sense of humor, and no-nonsense approach to an issue that gives plenty of people trouble–saying ‘no.’
7. Jenn McKinley. I randomly picked up a book in a librarian series, and it was the perfect bookish cozy mystery.
8. Nnedi Okorafor. I adore her world building, especially how she layers her world’s past onto present subtly but with a sense of presence.
9. Bob Proehl. Even though he left an open ending, the sweep of emotion and interweaving of stories sold me on his writing.
10. Kai Ashante Wilson. Any writer who can make you want more of the story is a good one, I think.