Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year's Resolution: 30 New Authors

I normally don't wait until the beginning of a new year to make positive changes in my life, but the blog Literary Escapism is hosting their 9th Annual New Authors Reading Challenge, and I've decided to give it a go. Read thirty authors new to me in a year. Thirty books a year is a conservative number for me, but considering I ended 2016 by starting a whole bunch of series that I must see the end of, I think I'll lowball it now and see how I stack up at the end. Having more than thirty books by authors I haven't read before on my shelf and ready to go certainly helps...

Sounds like fun. You choose the number of books and the genre(s), you read, review, and link back to Literary Escapism, and in December 2017 you see how you did. Pretty painless, and we all discover something new, which, I gather, is why people like us read in the first place.

Listing all the new authors I actually own without having read them yet would take too long, so here's a picture of reviews to come. Of course, this doesn't include audiobooks, or things I haven't bought yet, or the ones still enroute in the mail. It's only January....

When warmer months are upon us, I hope something of mine will be included on your lists. Cover art coming soon!

More than 30 already. 2 more in the mail as it is, 3 audiobooks in my car, and these are just the new authors I own. Not all the new titles. Now isn't that ridiculous??


  1. A Darker Shade of Magic is also on my to be read list. Can't wait to read your review!

    1. I will try to be prompt, but I just started a different book, The Hangman's Daughter, and so far I'm happy. Who doesn't like executions?