Top Ten New Authors I discovered in 2022

Top Ten
New Authors I discovered in 2022

TTT for January 24
#TopTenTuesday
 

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In 2022, I read books by a total of 115 different authors.
51% of these were new to me authors, that is, 59.
So that would seem really hard to pick 10 of them that I really enjoyed.
Fortunately, when I did my 2022 recaps, I already highlighted 16 of them,
so that was rather easy to go from 16 to 10.
And I skipped two from whom I have already read another book.

As you can see, most (except two) are classical authors.
I have the feeling some of you have not heard about a good bunch of them,
so maybe that will encourage you to revisit some exciting past authors.

2022 new authors a

 

2022 new authors b

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My Top Ten Series in 2022

My Top Ten Series in 2022
TTT for November 8, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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The topic for Top Ten Tuesday today is Series I’d Like to Start/Catch up on/Finish.
It was a good opportunity for me to check what series I have been reading from this year so far.
I realize I have read books from 21 series, which is more than I thought. According to my stats, that’s 33% of my total reads so far.

I have read an entire series (5 books) – see below The Once and Future King.
Six series I have decided to stop after reading only 1 or 2 books.

I have happily continued 6 series. So my post will focus on these.
And to make 10, I will pick 3 series among the 8 I have started this year and that sound very promising.

My series will be very different from most posts I have the feeling, so I’m sure you can discover some great ones here.
Three are classics in English, and the others are in French, or translated from the Japanese or the Chinese. They all have at least one book available in English translation.

Click on covers to read my reviews on learn more about these books

1. The series I have started and finished this year: 5 audiobooks
The Once and Future King, by T. H. White
The Once and Future King series

2-7: Series I have enjoyed continuing in 2022

 Les nouvelles enquêtes de Maigret Gataca  L'Aiguille creuse 

The Inspector Maigret series by Georges Simenon has 75 books.
I’m currently reading #20 with one of my French students.

The Sharko & Henebelle series by Franck Thilliez has 12 titles.
I have read 5.

The Arsène Lupin series by Maurice Leblanc has 18 novels (plus 39 short stories and 5 plays). I have read 2 novels.

NOA  The Daughter of Time Malice

The 9 series by Marc Levy has 3 titles so far, and I have read them all.
Here is a short review of volume 2.

The Inspector Alan Grant series by Josephine Tey has 6 books.
I have read 2.

The Kyoichiro Kaga series by Keigo Higashino has 10 books,
though only three have been translated into English so far.
I have read two, and just got the third on Netgalley!

8-10: Series I started in 2022 and want to continue

The Three Body Problem  Les Fourmis Fer-de-Lance

The Remembrance of Earth’s Past Series by Cixin Liu has 4 books so far.
La Saga des Fourmis by Bernard Werber has 3 books.
The Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout has 47 books, and they are all highly rated.
That should keep me busy for a while.

 

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Top Ten Typographic Book Covers

Top Ten
Typographic Book Covers

TTT for September 27, 2022
#TopTenTuesday
 

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This was more difficult than I thought.
Of course, I could have chosen the super easy way, and just put in French books, as most just have the title on the cover, like for the very first book I listed (which I’m currently reading).
I think it’s actually a neat thing, so that you don’t get influenced by the cover. Would you like your book covers to mostly be words, what do you think?
And you can do really smart things actually, see for instance Red is my Heart here below.

As usual, I went chronologically, starting by books I read most recently.
The last two do have some illustrations, but it is so simple, that I thought I could add them here. Plus what they did with these two titles is very smart when you know the content.

Top Ten Typography

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