I switched the topics for this week and two weeks from now, because I can’t list my favorite books until I’m sure the year is over.
Authors I’d been intending to read for a long time, and finally got to in 2017:
Charles Dickens (I’d read A Christmas Carol before but this was my first of the big ones)
Neil Gaiman (I’d read Fortunately, the Milk as well but as it’s a children’s book which took me twenty minutes to read on my lunch break, I haven’t counted it)
Ha Jin (the only author on this list that I probably don’t want to read more of, although I liked the first book and really disliked the second, so maybe I should read one more to know for sure)
Authors who are well known, or known for another reason than writing, who I encountered for the first time this year: