Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Meme

Vince Keenan sort of tagged me with this one here are the rules:

1. List the authors you read in 2008 who were new to you, regardless of the year of publication.

2. Bold (mine are in italics) the ones that were debuts (first novel, published in 2008).

3. Tag some people. (I don't do this.)


Here's my list (fiction only):
Ancient Shores, Jack McDevitt
Big City, Bad Blood, Sean Chercover
The Broken Body, Floyd Mahannah
How the Dead Live, Derek Raymond
Sin Pit, Paul S. Meskil
Frenzy, James O. Causey
Crimson Orgy, Austin Williams
Million Dollar Murder, Thomas Black
The Sword-Edged Blonde, Alex Bledsoe
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
The Somnambulist, Jonathan Barnes
Johnny Guitar, Roy Chanslor
Peeps, Scott Westerfeld
The Great Stink, Clare Clark
A Dog among Diplomats, Jeff Englert
Tiger Heart, Peter David
Head Wounds, Chris Knopf
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch
Skin and Bones, Tom Bale
Ratcatcher, James McGee
West on 66, James Cobb

6 comments:

Ben Rehder said...

Here's the scary thing: I'm in the business, and I've heard of three of these authors. Haven't read any of them. Makes you realize how many books there are out there.

Anonymous said...

Ben, you're on my list (I'm late catching up)!

Asa Larsson, Sun Shower
Roxanne Longstreet, Red Angel
Hakan Nesser, Borkmann's Point
Mark Haddon, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Ron Faust, Dead Men Rise Up Never
Mignon G. Eberhart, Dear Yesterday and Other stories
Robert S. Napier, Love, Death and the Toyman
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants
Gordon Campbell, Missing Witness
Anne Holt, What is Mine
Alex Carr (Jenny Siler), An Accidental American
Arnaldur Indridason, Jar City
Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, The Silence of the Rain
Matthew Klein, Con Ed
Pari Noskin Taichert, The Clovis Incident
Ben Rehder, Buck Fever
Dan Waddell, The Blood Detective
Linwood Barclay, Bad Move
Scott Westerfeld, Peeps
Nicola Upson, An Expert in Murder
Stieg Larsson, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Jean-Patrick Manchette, Three to Kill
Dave White, When One Man Dies

Obviously, I was reading a lot of newer Scandinavian authors this year.

Jeff

Ben Rehder said...

Thanks, Jeff!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Almost everyone I read this year is new. Well, 90% are.

Thanks to Jeff for reading me.

Word Verification: Synatic. Someone who is crazy about syntax.

Bill Crider said...

I read you last year. Or the year before. When's the new one due?

Howard said...

Wow...don't recognize a lot of those

John Nance, Orbit
Leo Tolstoy,War and Peace
Paul Melko, Singularity's Ring
Joel Shepherd, Crossover
Jonathan Barnes,The Somnambulist
J. Mark Powell & L. D. Meagher, The Curse of Cain
Richard Price, Clockers
Taylor Anderson, Destroyermen: Into the Storm
Bill Crider, Of All Sad Words
Scott Westerfeld,So Yesterday
David Schwartz, Superpowers
James Crumley, The Last Good Kiss
Richard Stark, The Hunter