Sunday, December 20, 2015

SFF: The 5 New To You Authors' Books You Want to Read in 2016

The Sunday Fun Five #43

Sunday Fun 5:
#38: The 5 Scary-Sounding Books You Want to Read
#39: The 5 Scary Movies You Want to Read the Book Version Of
#40: The 5 Books You Want to Read Before 2015 Ends
#41: The 5 Characters from Books You're Grateful For
#42: The 5 Bookish Charities Santa Claus Approves Of
#43: The 5 New To You Authors' Books You Want to Read in 2016
For the 3rd of January: #44: The 5 Literary Characters that Feel Like Your Old Friends

A Countdown of

The 5 New To You Authors' Books You Want to Read in 2016

5. Cormac McCarthy
the-pile/the-invisible-pile Count: 1
Quite simply, his name comes up a lot and I'm curious as to why- I've seen the movie version of The Road (I'm slightly obsessed with Viggo Mortensen movies) but I'd like to read the book too. Hopefully I didn't ruin it for myself.

4. Robin Hobb
the-pile/the-invisible-pile Count: 2
It's amazing, as Robin Hobb is one of the big names in fantasy, but somehow I've never gotten around to her works. I'm hoping this coming year, with my more relaxed reading challenges, I'll be able to get around to her stuff.

3. Octavia E. Butler
the-pile/the-invisible-pile Count: 3
I picked up this set of Lilith's Brood last year during Cyber Monday madness, but I still haven't gotten around to it yet, despite Octavia E. Butler being another one of those 'big names' in sci-fi. I'm hoping if I decide on participating in Vintage Sci-Fi Month I may get through one or two of these.

2. Barbara Hambly
the-pile/the-invisible-pile Count: 3
Barbara Hambly is another name I've heard around a lot while participating in my various fantasy genre Goodreads groups, and I also scooped up her trilogy during Cyber Monday deals last year. I've had some disappointments lately with some of the newer epic fantasy, so I'm considering reading more traditional style fantasy.

1. N.K. Jemisin
the-pile/the-invisible-pile Count: 2
N.K. Jemisin of the (likely many) newer fantasy authors I haven't tried yet, despite having two of her books, both of which I've heard good things about. I really want to read her books because... to be honest, the covers are so pretty and fantastic. That doesn't always equate to a good read, but I can often be coerced to read a book I'm already planning to read by the right cover.

Which new to you authors do you want to read in 2016? Have you read any of the authors I mentioned before?


  1. I do hope you like The Road when you read it. I read the book before seeing the movie, but I can't say whether you've ruined it for yourself by seeing the movie first. There are obvious differences. I think the two complimented each other well.

    The Killing Moon is a book I would really like to read. I have a copy; I just need to read it! Otavia Butler is another author I really need to get around to reading. And Robin Hobb.

    1. That's good that the movie and book version are a little different- I'll enjoy comparing the two, although it's been awhile since I've seen the film.

      It's funny, I consider myself this fantasy fanatic, yet I haven't gotten around to some of the more famous authors like Robin Hobb, and in the field of sci-fi, Octavia Butler. I suppose there'll always be one more author to become familiar with.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Wendy!
      ~Litha Nelle


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