So, I was going to post my top ten favorite things from 2011 but I couldn’t narrow it down to ten! Which is really cool if you think about it. I was thinking of songs, books, movies, tv shows, trips, people, etc. and well, 2011 was great! Way more than 10 in every category!
Except one. I do have ten in the category of “authors I’ve read for the first time”. Because of my own writing (and work and kids, etc.) I don’t have a ton of free reading time. I wish I did. I love to read. Like most writers, I started as a reader. And like all other readers, I love discovering new authors. However, because of my limited time, I do tend to go back to the same authors over and over and most of my favorites did have 2011 releases (including the other eight of the Naughty Nine—this is a tough group to keep up with!! :))
But I’m working on reading new authors. Not that I don’t want to read my favorites. I do and will. But I’m trying to branch out. And I’m happy to say that in 2011 I discovered some new authors, read some new books, even found a few I like :-). Of course, that complicates things further—now I have some new authors on my list of books I have to buy!
Authors I read for the first time in 2011 (they’re in no particular order and I’m not saying which I loved and which I didn’t ;-))
How about you? Who was new to you in 2011? Anyone on your list for 2012?