"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.
This week we have a "freebie week". We have to come up with our topic. So, I've chosen one from the many I have missed in the past and that's:
Top Ten Debut Books
I thought this sounded like an interesting topic. Have authors started to be just brilliant and then carried on or have they gotten better or worse over time? I think every reader has to decide that for themselves. The debut novels are not necessarily my favourite novels by these authors. I have added those in brackets. I also couldn't list all of my favourite authors since I haven't read all their debut novels.
But here are the debut novels by some of my favourite authors:
Austen, Jane "Sense & Sensibility" - 1811
(favourite novel: "Persuasion" - 1817)
Frazier, Charles "Cold Mountain" - 1997
Definitely my most favourite novel by him since it is one of my most favourite ones overall.
Fredriksson, Marianne "The Book of Eve" (Swedish: Evas bok) (Paradisets barn/The Children of Paradise #1) - 1980
(favourite novel: "Hanna’s Daughters" (Swedish: Anna, Hanna og Johanna) - 1994
Hislop, Victoria "The Island" - 2005
(favourite novel: "The Thread" - 2011)
Hosseini, Khaled "The Kite Runner" - 2003
(favourite novel: "And the Mountains Echoed" - 2007)
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Bean Trees" - 1988
(favourite novel: "The Lacuna" - 2009)
Lawson, Mary "Crow Lake" - 2002
Pamuk, Orhan "Cevdet Bey and His Sons" (Turkish: Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları) - 1982
(favourite novel: "My Name is Red" (Turkish: Benim Adim Kirmizi) - 1998)
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Prince of Mist" (Spanish: El príncipe de la niebla) - 1993
(favourite novel: "The Shadow of the Wind" (Spanish: La Sombra del Viento) - 2001)
Turner, Nancy E. "These is my Words, The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901" - 1999
Very hard to choose my favourite of hers, they are all great but this is the first in her trilogy.