Tag: debut novels

Authors I’ve Discovered This Year

This post is about some of my favorite new-to-me authors in 2020 (so far). I focused more on fiction than nonfiction, with a couple of exceptions. I’ve read some excellent nonfiction this year, like Rachel Louise Snyder’s No Visible Bruises and Garrett Graf’s The… Continue Reading “Authors I’ve Discovered This Year”

Review: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

I love David Mitchell – I love how every book by him is more of an experience than just a read.  This book felt like a whirlwind, or a roller coaster.   It’s told in nine slightly-interlocking chapters.  At first the chapters feel very distinct… Continue Reading “Review: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell”

Review of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

This was a really intense book, at times devastating, but I’m glad I read it.  Just know that it isn’t an easy read. It’s the story of two girls who meet in Indravalli, India who meet as teenagers.  Both are poor, uneducated, and forced… Continue Reading “Review of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao”

Top Ten New-to-Me Authors in 2017

This was actually last week’s topic, but I mainly covered this week’s topic here, so I’m writing about new-to-me authors instead.  Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is moving next week to That Artsy Reader Girl. In 2017… Continue Reading “Top Ten New-to-Me Authors in 2017”

Best of 2017: Debut Novels

2017 gave us a lot of great first novels, and as I’ve written before, first novels are often an author’s best work — maybe because it’s more raw, or maybe because it’s the story the author is most driven to tell.  Here are my… Continue Reading “Best of 2017: Debut Novels”

The Power of the Debut Novel

Last month I read two fantastic books that were the authors’ debut novels (The Hate U Give and The Leavers). That got me thinking about other great first novels I’ve read, which got me to thinking: why are so many authors’ first novels their… Continue Reading “The Power of the Debut Novel”

Top Ten Debut Authors

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is our top ten favorite debut authors.  This was an easy one as I’ve read so many great debut novels in the last couple of years (I limited my list to novels, so I didn’t count nonfiction or… Continue Reading “Top Ten Debut Authors”

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