Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Authors Reading Challenge 2013

As it is clearly stated within the title, this challenge encourages you to read books of authors whom you never read from before. New Authors Reading Challenge—hosted by Ren—is our chance to widen our reading experience, and to not limit ourselves in the comfort zone of certain or favorite authors. Fortunately, from my reading list of 2013, I’ve found 10 new authors, which means I can take the lowest level of this challenge:

Easy : 10 – 12 books

And here’s my list:

1. Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway
2. Herman Melville: Moby Dick
4. Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy
5. Laurie R. King: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
6. John Banville: The Sea
7. George Elliot: The Mill on the Floss
8. Deepak Chopra: Buddha
9. Kathryn Stockett: The Help
10. Betty Smith: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
11. Thomas Hardy: Far From the Madding Crowd
12. Fyodor Dostoyevski: Notes From Underground


  1. Good list. I enjoyed The Portrait of a Lady when I read it years ago. And I also read Dante's Inferno, but I don't think I really understood it. I need to go through it a little more slowly. But I need to finish Paradise Lost first!

    1. I'm also enjoying The Portrait of A Lady (although I did not quite at the first half). I know reading Dante would be a hard work, but I think I should at least try, however I can't promise about Paradise Lost...maybe when I have conquered Dante.. :D