Today’s Topic: Authors I Haven’t Read, But Want To
Hosted by: That Artsy Reader Girl
I’m pretty author-loyal and although I do look for books by authors who are new to me, the majority of my reading choices are by authors I know and trust. So finding options for this week’s theme was a challenge. So I was forced to comb through my TBR pile to look for books by authors I’ve not read before. Joy Calloway – The Grand Design –The Greenbriar Resort in West Virginia has long been on my travel dream list. So this novel based on a true story featuring the resort certainly piqued my interest. Plus that eye-catching cover design only increased my need to read this. Jess Heileman – The Nabob’s Daughter – I’m fascinated by stories about Colonial India and the clash of cultures present. This one had really good reviews, so I thought I would give it a chance. Jen Frederick – Seoulmates – Since I’ve been all about the K-dramas lately, I’m very interested in reading a book set in Seoul. Upon further research I discovered I already have the first book in this series on my TBR list so clearly I need to check this out. Anna Schmidt – High-Wire Heartbreak -Ever since I read another circus themed book (The Ringmaster’s Wife) I’ve been intrigued by the Ringling’s home in Florida, Ca d’Zan and the Ringlings themselves.
Jennifer Deibel – The Lady of Galway Manor – It’s set in 1920’s Ireland during the Irish War for Independence. I’m already sold! Courtney Ellis – At Summer’s End – Since I’m burned out on books set during WWII, I’ve been on the lookout for different historical settings and this one fits the bill. Plus, I’m very intrigued by the idea of a female artist. Isabelle Broom – A Year and a Day – I can’t remember who first recommended this author to me, but she’s been hovering around my need to read list for a while. Tiffany Odekirk – Summerhaven – In all honesty, this drew my attention because I’m always on the lookout for books resembling those by one of my favorite historical fiction authors. Julianne Donaldson. Though Donaldson sets the standards high, my hopes for this story are also high. Sian Ann Bessey – The Gem Thief – This is another author that has been on my list for a while. Particularly since it has a unique story line about a female jewelry designer.