Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is
Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013
1. Dante: Does it get better than The Divine Comedy?
2. George Eliot: So far I’ve read Middlemarch and Silas Marner, but now ALL her books are on my TBR list!
3. Juliet Marillier: I’ve only read Daughter of the Forest, but I grabbed the next two books at a used book sale. My winter reading is looking good.
4. Virginia Woolf: I’m not really a fan of stream of consciousness, so I was surprised to find myself liking To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway.
5. Diana Wynne Jones: Finally I’ve read Howl’s Moving Castle!
6. John Dos Passos: Another author I was surprised to find myself enjoying.
7. Primo Levi: I’d read a selection from his Periodic Table before, but this year I read a full book, Survival in Auschwitz.
8. St. Augustine: I read his Confessions.
9. Henry James: I introduced myself to James through some of his shorter works–The Turn of the Screw and The Beast in the Jungle among others–so perhaps next year it’s time to tackle a novel.
10. Laura Lee Gulledge: Author of the graphic novel Page by Paige.
12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (73): New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013”
Yay for Diana Wynne Jones! *high fives* And Dante ❤
I still have George Eliot of my to-read list. I really need to make her a priority next year, I keep putting her books off for some reason! =/
I can’t believe I waited so long to read Diana Wynne Jones AND Dante. To be fair, I’d read The Inferno twice before, but I don’t fully understand why that’s the most popular book–I like them better as they go along.
I only read George Eliot because someone said I’d like her–and he was right! Otherwise, however, I probably would have put her off for decades more. 😉
I’ve been really enjoying Marillier’s new teen series and hope to get to her (adult) backlist one day soon.
Primo Levi is pretty incredible isn’t he? So perceptive.
I like your eclectic mix of authors 🙂
I have to admit I’m not sure what Marillier wrote besides the Sevenwaters series, but now I am intrigued! And Primo Levi is pretty fantastic. I’m glad you enjoyed my list!
George Eliot was probably my favorite new-to-me author that I read in 2013. Silas Marner had always had this stigma of being incredibly dull, but I enjoyed it very much. I have Middlemarch and The Mill of the Floss (at least) on my reading list for 2014. And St. Augustine? Impressive!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who just got around to reading George Eliot! I wasn’t aware Silas Marner is considered dull–I absolutely loved it! I suspect, however, that it isn’t quite the book for fans of more action-oriented reads. 😉
I’ve read excerpts from Dante and St. Agustine but never the whole book. That’s a really impressive list of authors! 🙂
Haha. I’m glad you think so! 😉
I haven’t read Daughter of the Forest yet, but I have read Wildwood Dancing (I was late to the JM party, too!). I definitely recommend Wildwood Dancing.
I’ve wanted to read Wildwood Dancing for years! My TBR list is frightfully large. :S
Love Virginia Woolf! I’ve only read The Lifted Veil by George Eliot but I will be reading Middlemarch soon. Great list 🙂
I haven’t heard of the The Lifted Veil before, but I just looked it up and it sounds fascinating! Thanks for stopping by!