Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a weekly top ten.
I’ve read a lot of new (to me) authors this year. Here are the ones I enjoyed the most.
1. Josh Lanyon – Come Unto These Yellow Sands, Snowball in Hell. It’s not often I read two books by the same author back to back. An excellent combination of LGBT issues and detective fiction.
2. Jeffrey Eugenides – The Virgin Suicides. As with a number of authors on this list, I can’t believe I didn’t read this earlier. Difficult reading at times but definitely worth it.
3. Simon Lelic – Rupture. A detective novel that explores the idea of responsibility.
4. Ben Goldacre – Bad Science – A must read for anyone who is sceptical about alternative medicine.
5. Ira Levin – Rosemary’s Baby. One that has been on my to read list for a long time. Superbly creepy.
6. Patrick McCabe – The Butcher Boy. Disturbing first person narrative of madness and neglect.
7. Iain Pears = An Instance of the Fingerpost. Interesting historical fiction with four different narrative voices adding clues to the mystery.
8. Peter Lefcourt – The Dreyfuss Affair. Funny and touching story of the romance between two baseball players.
9. Suzanna Kaysen – Girl Interrupted. An interesting contrast wit The Bell Jar.
10. Michael Moorcock – An Alien Heat. Amusing and well observed science fiction.