My Favorite Things in 2014: Being Exposed to New Authors

Coburn2Thanks to this blog, I’ve been exposed to a wide range of new authors – new in the sense that they are publishing their debuts books and new in the sense that they were new to me.

I’ve been lucky enough to read everything from mystery to historical drama to travel books in the last year, and as I have two sitting on my computer right now, I know that 2015 is going to continue this trend (and I promise to continue to tell you all about them).

While I hesitate to picks favorite books for the year, I can tell you that I keep going back to Jennifer Coburn’s “We’ll Always Have Paris” and Jennifer L Scott’s “Lessons from Madame Chic.” In fact, you’ll be hearing more about “Lessons from Madame Chic” in the next week or so (stay tuned).

But honestly, I’ve been quite entertained this year by the stories and motivated by much of the advice — and even found myself surprisingly attached to some of the “characters” to the point of being very sorry to see them go (see “The French House” as just one example). If you are curious about learning about other books that I’ve reviewed on the site, just enter “book review” in the search box, and you’ll see a pretty wide range of options. Naturally, my book will also come up, and that’s one you should definitely read (No, really, you should).

How about you? Did exposure to new authors make it into your list of the best of 2014?