This post should really be called "all the authors I finally read this year." For the most part, I already knew about these folks, but this was the year I finally got off my duff and read them. I am delighted to have officially "found" them for myself!
Be sure to share your 2015 new author discoveries on your own blog (or Instagram, or Twitter, or the List App...just tag #AMonthofFaves) and rock out with my co-hosts for this event, Tamara from TravelingWithT.com and Tanya Patrice from Girlxoxo.com!
An Untamed State in 2015, and it is ON. I will read anything she writes.
Megan Mayhew Bergman's short story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, has been on my TBR for a longggg time. I didn't pick it up until her newest collection, Almost Famous Women, came out this year. I loved Birds, and I'll be reading Almost Famous Women for sure.
Claudia Rankine is moving. Citizen: An American Lyric rocked my world this year with its vignettes, playful form, and exploration of race in America.
Sherman Alexie is another author I've put off reading forever. Everyone seems to love him, but the plots of his books never really spoke to me. But then I picked up The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and I GOT IT. Oh, did I get it. Readable, funny, charming, multi-faceted. Made of win.
Who are your favorite new author finds of 2015?