Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 New To Me Authors I Read In 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about our Top 10 New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2016.

 

1.) Tim Winton (Breath, Cloudstreet, Eyrie, Dirt Music, An Open Swimmer)

2.) Jackie French (The Ghost by the Billabong)

3.) Sally Morgan (My Place)

4.) Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby)

5.) JG Ballard (High-Rise)

6.) David McCallum (Once A Crooked Man)

7.) Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe)

8.) Joshua Foer (Atlas Obscura)

9.) Rachel Joyce (The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry)

10.) Nathan Besser (Man In The Corner)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I’d Love To Celebrate Thanksgiving With

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about our Top 10 Authors I’d Love To Celebrate Thanksgiving With.

1.) Bill Bryson. He’s the reason I studied Travel Journalism, and I’d love to hear his many stories first-hand.

2.) Neil Gaiman. I love how he can take something we take for granted – like graveyards or the London Underground – and turn it into something extraordinary!

3.) Stephen Fry. If ever there was a conversationalist versed in any possible topic, it has to be Stephen Fry. I think he’d be an amazing dinner guest.

4.) Tim Winton. An author I discovered for myself this year. From his books, he sounds like a very down-to-earth Australian surfer dude and I’d like to know more!

5.) Melissa Lucashenko. Another author I read for the first time this year for my thesis. I’d love to talk to her about what home and Aboriginal heritage mean to her.

6.) J.K. Rowling. Oh come on, I think she’s a given!

7.) Mark Gatiss. Not only could we talk Sherlock and Doctor Who and all other sorts of nerdy things, we could also talk about bisexual Edwardian spies. Plus, Mark’s hilarious.

8.) Benjamin Alire Sáenz. As he’s a professor of literature, I am sure we’d have quite a few things to talk about.

9.) R. R. Virdi. Ronnie and I are in the same Facebook group and interact sometimes. From what I can tell, he’s always happy to meet fellow Wrimos and I’d love to meet him.

10.) Kathy Reichs. I find her work, literary and real-life, fascinating. Not all of it might be conversation for the dinner table, but it’d be interesting nonetheless!

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Bookish Accounts To Follow On Social Media

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about our Top 10 Bookish Accounts To Follow On Social Media.

  1. Stephen King on Facebook
  2. Neil Gaiman on Facebook
  3. Penguin Random House on Twitter
  4. John Green on Twitter
  5. J.K. Rowling on Twitter
  6. Ben Aaronovitch on Twitter
  7. Hot Dudes Reading on Instagram 🙂
  8. IGReads on Instagram
  9. BookRiot on Instagram
  10. Kathy Reichs on Facebook