2013 was a good reading year because I was able to discover new and fantastic authors. As seen from the image above, I have listed these authors (in no particular order of preference).
This is the year I discovered the great Haruki Murakami. I read his memoir “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running“. At that time I didn’t know how popular Murakami is. I was looking for some books about running and I happened to come across this book. I went on to read four more books from him this year.
I am currently reading “A Tale For The Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. I’ve read the first few pages of the book and I have this feeling that I’m going to really like it.
One of my favorite books this year is “The Humans” by Matt Haig. He also wrote “The Radleys” so I’m going to check that out soon.
Maria Semple knew how to make me laugh in her book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”. Maria Semple is witty and funny and I thoroughly enjoyed reading that book.
I am not kidding when I listed Neil Gaiman in the above list. I didn’t know he was the author of Coraline, which I only watched but never read. I’m glad I was able to discover his magic by reading “The Ocean at the End of the Lane”. I plan to read “American Gods” soon.
No book has ever made me laugh like “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. Of course, it’s in my favorite books of 2013 list but that’ll come later. He’s hilarious, I tell you! Don Tillman has got to be my favorite fictional character this year.
Alan Bradley is the author of the Flavia de Luce series. I read the first book “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” because all that chemistry and intelligence made me curious. Also, I wanted to see how smart Flavia is. Turns out she is incredibly smart and witty. I absolutely loved that character. Will I touch another Flavia de Luce book?
Are you kidding? Of course I will!
I enjoyed reading “The Sound of Things Falling” by Juan Gabriel Vásquez. He writes beautifully.
Jan-Philipp Sendker‘s “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” was exceptionally good. I absolutely loved the story and characters. I am looking forward to reading “A Well-tempered Heart”, the sequel of this book.
Khaled Hosseini is no doubt a popular author. So when I read “A Thousand Splendid Suns” this year, I slapped my forehead and exclaimed, “Why didn’t I read this sooner?” I loved the book so much. Khaled Hosseini can now include me to his increasing number of fans.