New Author Reading Challenge 2015

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I’m shooting for 50 authors, the highest level.

  1. Journeys Through France and Life, by Glenda de Vaney
  2. The Tutor, by Andrea Chapin
  3. The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour, by David Ebsworth
  4. The Martian, by Andy Weir
  5. The Keys of the Watchmen, by Kathleen C. Perrin
  6. The Bullet, by Mary Louise Kelly
  7. Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey
  8. The Figaro Murders, by Laura Lebow
  9. By Night the Mountain Burns, by Juan Tomas Avila Laurel
  10. Mademoiselle Chanel, by C.W. Gortner
  11. The Ravens, by Tomas Bannerhed
  12. Bridges of Paris, by Michael Saint James
  13. The Holy Lance, by Andrew Latham
  14. Look Who’s Back, by Timur Vermes
  15. George’s Grand Tour, by Caroline Vermalle
  16. The French Sultana, by Zia Wesley
  17. How to Blog a Book, by Nina Amir
  18. The Travels of Daniel Ascher, by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
  19. Race to Tibet, by Sophie Schiller
  20. The Cost of Courage, by Charles Kaiser
  21. The Room, by Jonas Karlsson
  22. The Collector, by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont
  23. The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor
  24. In a Grove, by Ryunosuke Akugatawa
  25. The Sisters of Versailles, by Sally Christie
  26. The 6:41 to Paris, by Jean-Philippe Blondel
  27. Everyone Has Their Reasons, by Joseph Matthews
  28. Sagan, Paris 1954, by Anne Berest
  29. The Fictional 100, by Lucy Pollard-Gott
  30. The Spider and the Stone, by Glen Craney
  31. The Lady Agnès Mystery, vol 1, by Andrea Japp
  32. La septième fonction du langage, by Laurent Binet
  33. Cover Her Face
  34. The Showings

New Author Reading Challenge 2014

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I enjoyed very much this challenge in 2012, so I’m doing it again this year, shooting higher.

I’m shooting for 50 authors.

  1. Anvil of God, by J. Boyce Gleason
  2. Marie-Antoinette’s Head, by Will Bashor
  3. Isabella, Braveheart of France, by Colin Falconer
  4. Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light, by David Downie
  5. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan
  6. We, by Michael Landweber
  7. The Kabbalist, by Yoram Katz
  8. Paris, Rue Des Martyrs, by Adria J. Cimino
  9. The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte, by Ruth Hull Chatlien
  10. Inch’Allah dimanche, by Yamina Benguigui
  11. Heads Above Water: Staying Afloat In France, by Stephanie Dagg
  12. God Matters, by Peter and Charlotte Vardy
  13. The Hurlyburly’s Husband, by Jean Teulé
  14. Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter, by Anne Clinard Barnhil
  15. My Wish List, by Grégoire Delacourt
  16. Citadel, by Kate Mosse
  17. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, by Vicki Lesage
  18. The Shadow Queen, by Sandra Gulland
  19. The Towers of Tuscany, by Carol M. Cram
  20. St Bartholomew’s Man, by Mary Delorme
  21. A Star For Mrs. Blake, by April Smith
  22. The Man With The Lead Stomach, by Jean-François Parot
  23. Timbuctoo, by Tahir Shah
  24. The Girl in the Empty Dress, by Lise McClendon
  25. Baudelaire’s Revenge, by Bob Van Laerhoven
  26. From Here to Paris, by Cris Hammond
  27. Summer House With Swimming Pool, by Herman Koch
  28. The French House, by Don Wallace
  29. Death in Pont-Aven, by Jean-Luc Bannalec
  30. France on the Brink, by Jonathan Fenby
  31. Moon in a Dead Eye, by Pascal Garnier
  32. Au revoir là-haut, by Pierre Lemaitre
  33. The Wharf of Chartrons, by Jean-Paul Malaval
  34. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  35. Toi qui as soif de bonheur, by Jean-Pierre Longeat
  36. Midnight in Europe, by Alan Furst
  37. Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard
  38. The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, by Joel Dicker
  39. Edwin: High King of England, by Edoardo Albert
  40. The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
  41. Bitter Greens, by Kate Forsyth
  42. Crossing The Line, by Frédérique Molay
  43. A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable
  44. Seven Letters From Paris, by Samantha Vérant
  45. Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion, by Barbara Scott Emmett
  46. Taking The Cross, by Charles Gibson
  47. The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones
  48. Juliet’s Nurse, by Lois Leveen
  49. 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, by Marcia DeSanctis
  50. No Turning Back, by Dan Burns
  51. Death at the Fair, by Frances McNamara
  52. Bed of Nails, by Antonin Varenne
  53. The Unquiet Bones, by Mel Starr
  54. Aoléon the Martian Girl: First Contact, by Brent LeVasseur
  55. Silent Night, by Mary Higgins Clark
  56. The Monogram Murders, by Sophie Hannah
  57. Still Life, by Louise Penny

New Authors Reading Challenge 2013

New Authors 2013

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I enjoyed very much this challenge in 2012, so I’m trying it again this year.

I’m shooting for 25 authors.

  1. The Dervish, by Frances Kazan
  2. The Midwife’s Tale, by Sam Thomas
  3. The Sign of the Weeping Virgin, by Alana J. White
  4. A Tainted Dawn, by B.N. Peacock
  5. French Illusions, by Linda Kovic-Skow
  6. Désirée, by Annemarie Selinko
  7. Shadows Walking, by Douglas R. Skopp
  8. Murder Below Montparnasse, by Cara Black
  9. Flesh And Grass, by Libby Cone
  10. Leaving Everything Most Loved, by Jacqueline Winspear
  11. The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  12. Dissolution, by C. J. Sansom
  13. Plainsong, by Kent Haruf
  14. Five-Finger Discount, by Helene Stapinski
  15. House of Rocamora, by Donald Michael Platt
  16. The Chalice, by Nancy Bilyeau
  17. The Best of All Possible Worlds, by Karen Lord
  18. The Scent of Triumph, by Jan Moran
  19. The Tree of Man, by Patrick White
  20. Seduction, by M. J. Rose
  21. Chronicle of the Mound Builders, by Elle Marie
  22. Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa, by Benjamin Constable
  23. Cascade, by Maryanne O’Hara
  24. The Lavender Garden, by Lucinda Riley
  25. Taking Root in Provence, by Anne-Marie Simons
  26. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, by Walter Isaacson
  27. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil, by John Berendt
  28. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline
  29. Studio Saint-Ex, by Ania Szado
  30. Paris I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down, by Rosecrans Baldwin
  31. The Nine Fold Heaven, by Mingmei Yip
  32. The Promise of Provence, by Patricia Sands
  33. The Cross And The Dragon, by Kim Rendfeld
  34. The Treachery of Bordeaux, by J.-P. Alaux and N. Balen
  35. How Angels Die, by David-Michael Harding
  36. L’Amour Actually, by Melanie Jones
  37. The Cuckoos of Batch Magna, by Peter Maughan
  38. Blindness, by José Saramago
  39. The Bones of Paris, by Laurie R. King
  40. The Consolations of the Forest, by Sylvain Tesson
  41. Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World, by Matthew Goodman
  42. Grape Expectations: A Family’s Vineyard Adventure in France, by Caro Feely
  43. The Mona Lisa Speaks, by Christopher Angel
  44. The Most Beautiful Walk In The World, by John Baxter
  45. The Lovers’ Dictionary, by David Levithan
  46. The Library At Night, by Alberto Manguel
  47. Skylark, by Dezső Kosztolányi
  48. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink
  49. Badluck Way, by Bryce Andrews
  50. The Cleaner of Chartres, by Salley Vickers
  51. The World’s Strongest Librarian, by Josh Hanagarne
  52. Becoming Josephine, by Heather Webb

actually, I read 63, but no courage to list them here, as anyway I did more than fulfilling the challenge.

The list is here, in Column J.