Second Time’s A Charm

Top Ten Authors Whose First Book Makes Me Want To Read Their Second

I have a tendency to only read debut novels long after the author has written a second, third, fourth etc., so I’m going to stretch the meaning of ‘first book’ to be the first book that I read, regardless of whether it was their debut. The ‘second book’ that I have listed is on my TBR (if it exists).

Prompt from the Broke and the Bookish.

1. Erin Morgenstern

First book: The Night Circus

Second book: ?

2. Gillian Anderson

First book: A Vision of Fire (with Jeff Rovin)

Second book: A Dream of Ice (with Jeff Rovin)

3. Kate Atkinson

First book: Life After Life

Second book: A God in Ruins 

4. Corinne Grant

First book: Lessons in Letting Go: Confessions of a Hoarder

Second book: a piece in Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

5. Annabel Crabb

First book (not really a book): opinion pieces in The Age newspaper

Second book (actually a book): The Wife Drought

6. Dervla Murphy

First book: A Month By the Sea: Encounters in Gaza

Second book: Between River and Sea: Encounters in Israel and Palestine

7. Jenny Erpenbeck

First book: The End of Days

Second Book: The Old Child and The Book of Words

8. Lindy Woodhead

First book: Warpaint

Second book: Midnight Mother

9. Hannah Kent

First book: Burial Rites

Second book: ?

10. Jessie Burton

First book: The Miniaturist

Second book: The Muse (due 2016)


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