Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2017
Last year, I was blessed to read and enjoy many new-to-me authors and here are ten of my favourites (ordered alphabetically by surname) and their books I read from across the year:
- Catherine Curzon – her light and fun, historical fiction The Mistress of Blackstairs was just what I needed on my flight home from Rome.
- Kevin DeYoung – for my church’s book club in November I read his short, down-to-earth and helpful Christian non-fiction, Crazy Busy.
- John Ortberg – my first read of the year for my church’s book club was his thought provoking Christian non-fiction, If You Want to Walk on Water You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.
- Chris Packham – the much loved naturalist and TV personality’s memoir, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar was a powerful and emotional read for me.
- Emilio Salgari – his Italian classic Sandokan, The Tigers of Mompracem was a rip-roaring adventure and a great escapist read for me.
- Trish Sebben-Krupka – brought me lots of new yummy vegetarian recipes in her excellent Plant Based Cookbook.
- Jodi Taylor – her fantastical, time-travelling romp Just One Damned Thing After Another was the perfect easy read for my holiday.
- Rosy Thornton – I just had to read her wonderful short story collection Sandlands after hearing such praise from other bloggers.
- Geoffrey Trease – I took a chance Seven Stages his history about seven influential figures from the stage and found it absolutely fascinating.
- William Paul Young – In February for my church’s book club I read his inspirational and controversial, international bestseller, The Shack.
Have you read any of my choices? What new-to-you authors did you read in 2017? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s TTT topic too.