Every once in a while I’ll stumble upon a new-to-me author and feel immediately compelled to read everything they’ve ever written—preferably before the week is over.
I’m always delighted to find another author whose work I love, whose books feel compulsively readable, whose work I can’t get enough of.
The ninth category for the 2017 Reading Challenge—for those of you who want to put the “oomph” back in your reading life—is “a book in the backlist of a new favorite author.” Now, you may already have your favorite authors whose work you are still catching up on. I hope you do. But just in case, I’m sharing some of my favorites today to bolster/crush your personal To Be Read list. (And yes, they all happen to be female. Hmm…)
Feel free to borrow as needed; I’m happy to share the book love.
Some of you have told me you don’t know what “backlist” means, so here’s the scoop: it just means a book that’s not an author’s newest. As in, when John Green’s new book Turtles All the Way Down hits shelves in October, The Fault in Our Stars will become a backlist title. Now you’re in the know. (Wasn’t that easy?)
In the second of Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, which can be read in any order, detective Cassie Maddux is pulled off her current beat and sent to investigate a murder. When she arrives at the scene, she finds the victim looks just like her, and—even more creepy—she was using an alias that Cassie used in a previous case. The victim was a student, and her boss talks her into trying to crack the case by impersonating her, explaining to her friends that she survived the attempted murder. The victim lived with four other students in a strangely intimate, isolated setting, and as Cassie gets to know them, liking them almost in spite of herself, her boundaries—and loyalties—begin to blur. A taut psychological thriller that keeps you guessing till the end.More info →
Who are your favorite authors worth binge reading? What are YOU reading for this category?