As always, I’m out here making TBRs even though my reading seems to keep decreasing drastically (I’ve only read one book thus far in February dlkjalfkhla), but hey, list making for its own sake is fun too…here’s a list of some authors I’d like to read more of this year. The heading is a bit of a misnomer, as for a few of these authors I’ve never actually read anything by them, so “more” is a bit inaccurate, but we’ll roll with it.
Thus far I’ve read two things by Kate Elliott, a YA novel and a novella, neither of which I loved, but I enjoyed them enough to want to keep going with Elliott’s work. She’s been writing in the SFF world for decades and is pretty well-respected, so I’m eager to try out some of her older stuff!
I’ve read two Kingfisher books so far, her comedy-horror novels, but I’m really intrigued by her fantasy work! I think these all incorporate humor alongside the fantasy aspects and I only hear good things.
I’ve been wanting to read more of Emma Donoghue’s work for years now, especially considering I own several of her books. I’ve only ever read her short story collection, years ago, but I remember enjoying it. I’m also really fascinated by the premises of her historical fiction novels, so those are the ones I’d like to prioritize.
I own everything Sarah Waters has ever written and yet I’ve only read two novels by her, both of which I really enjoyed! There’s something about her writing that always pulls me in and feels so cozy, so I’m really looking forward to catching up on the rest of her list!
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is one of my favorite authors, so I’ve read most of her work, but she’s pretty prolific, so I’m somehow still 3-4 books behind! I have to read the three pictured above, and then she has a brand new book coming out this year that I’d like to get to.
I’ve never read anything by Max Gladstone but the premises of his books sound so fantastic, and I’ve heard really great things about all his work!
Michelle Sagara West
A few years ago I read the first chapter of Michelle Sagara’s Cast in Shadow and absolutely adored it; I don’t remember why I put it down, but I definitely want to get back to it. West also has a backlist of older fantasy that I’d like to give a try!
Daphne du Maurier
I’ve only read Rebecca by du Maurier, but I enjoyed it enough to know I want to try out more of du Maurier’s work! I own both Jamaica Inn and The Doll so hopefully I can give both a shot soon!
The Silent Companions by this author was one of my favorite books of 2019; it was a perfect Victorian Gothic thriller. I loved absolutely everything about it, and since then, I’ve been keeping an eye on what Purcell publishes, but for some reason I haven’t gotten to anything else yet, but I’d really like to catch up on the rest of her Gothic books this year!
While I’ve never read anything by Caitlin Starling, I have a feeling she could be an author I’ll love; she writes creepy, Gothic-influenced horror stories. I’m really intrigued by the premises of all her work, and I own The Luminous Dead and have an ARC of The Death of Jane Lawrence, so I’d like to dip my toes into Starling’s work soon!