January saw 8 books read, February saw 9 and March saw 9 - giving 26 books read for the first quarter of which 20 were new to me authors.
January - 6 new from 8
David Putnam - The Disposables (4)
Stephen Graham Jones - Flushboy (2)
Dan O'Shea - Penance (5)
Adam Sternbergh - Shovel Ready (3)
Annette Dashofy - Circle of Influence (4)
Jake Hinkson - Saint Homicide (4)
February - 5 new from 9
Harry Shannon - Behold The Child (3)
John Buchan - The Thirty-Nine Steps (4)
John Ball - In The Heat Of The Night (5)
Paulette Livers - Cementville (3)
Agatha Christie - Miss Marple's Final Cases (3)
March - 9 new from 9 read
|Not a fan of the book, I like the cover though!|
Les Edgerton - The Bitch (4)
Mike Resnick - Dog in the Manger (4)
Ellen Kirschman - Burying Ben (4)
Mike McCrary - Getting Ugly (4)
B. Selkie (aka Peter Robb) - Final Cut (aka No Sweat) (aka 1/3rd of Pig's Blood and Other Fluids) (3)
Mike Harvkey - In the Course of Human Events (4)
Luca Veste - Dead Gone (4)
Dorothy Uhnak - Codes of Betrayal (4)
Summary - Only 2 x 5 stars, 11 x 4 stars, 6 x 3's and 1 x 2 - overall not a bad average, with only the 1 book that wasn't particularly enjoyed.
Funny at the time of pulling this post together and assessing the stats for the year, albeit it ass-backwards, and ignoring October at this time - 58 new authors tried from 72 books read!
Q1 - 20 from 26
Q2 - 13 from 16
Q3 - 25 from 30
I do seem to have a tendency to try new writers and fortunately it has been a lot more hit than miss. Maybe 2015 I will go complete reversal and challenge myself not to read anyone new.