The Broke and the Bookish: December 8: Top Ten New-To-Me Favorite Authors I Read For The First Time In 2015
1. Jenny Nordberg, The underground Girls of Kabul
This book everyone ought to read!
2. Jennifer Clement, Prayers for the Stolen
The survival of young (pretty) women in Mexico
3. Nadifa Mohamed, Orchard of lost Souls
Somalia in the seventies at the verge of a civil war
4. Megan Abbott, Dear me
Highschool girls excersising for a competition in
5. Kamila Shamsie, Burnt shadows
Young teacher Hanako survives the atomic bomb
but loses everyting else, including her fiancé
6. Deszo Kosztolanyi, The Skylark
Hungary, it is 1900; Skylark is the daughter of a
mother who keeps home and a retired father most
interested in heraldry. Skylark is a little old to be
7. Marilynne Robinson, Lila
From the American midwest at about 1920.
An amazing novel!
8. Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders
A Masterpiece, said Virginia Woolf. Written in 1772.
9. Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist
A remarkable debut! In 1686 young newly wed
Nella Oortman knocks at the door to her rich
husband´s house in Amsterdam. She is not let in.
10. Svetlana Aleksijevitj, War´s unwomanly Face
A choir of female voices about theri experiences in
the Second World War. A very deserving winner of
the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015!