Top Ten Tuesday is a great weekly meme from the folks at The Broke and the Bookish. I've been a rather infrequent Top Tenner for some time. Most of the time I don't have time to participate, but occasionally I manage to check out the schedule before hand and get myself organised.
I've read lots of great new to me authors this year, and so this topic was perfect for me. Plus I really love an excuse to look back at the best books of the year, of course not all of those are new to me authors, but this year a great many are. I've linked to my reviews.
First off the fiction. Kids and adult.
My very first book of the year was a new to me author- and it was a corker! Lois Lowry's The Giver.
May brought two great new authors. Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls.
Deb Kandelaars' Memoirs of a Suburban Girl.
In June I read one of the Australian books of 2013. Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project.
In August I finally read an Australian classic I should have read long ago. Joan Lindsay's Picnic at Hanging Rock.
In October I finally got to read David Walliams' first book The Boy in the Dress.
On the nonfiction side I was wowed by two books about books.
In March I read Susan Hill's Howards End is on the Landing.
I read the book that started the whole sugar ball rolling David Gillespie's Sweet Poison in March.
And I read Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar in September.