I've hit a bit of a bleak period of reading. I've started two books recently and not been able to get into them so I've gone back to re-reading old stuff, which is fine but I want something new to get my teeth into.
I absolutely love Donna Tartt, Chimanada Ngozi Adiche and Isabelle Allende. I thought "A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara was the best book I've ever read. I also read her other book "The People in the Trees" which was also brilliant.
My kind of "second tier" of writers includes Sarah Waters, Andrea Levy and Karen Maitland. I also liked the Shardlake books by C.J. Sansom and Khaled Hosseini's books.
I loved "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver but I was massively disappointed by all of her other books.
C'mon MNers, which other writers might I like? I'm running out of options!
I like quite a lot of the authors you've listed. I've recently enjoyed Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Swimming lessons by Claire Fuller and The Power by Naomi Alderman.
I would try: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh, set in Kenya and redolent of the era and place (in my review I compared it to The Poisonwood Bible). I am reading Jane Harper and am gripped (The Dry came out early this year and I am now reading an early copy of her second book, which is equally good so far). I agree with @agentprovacateur about A Fine Balance. My personal faves this year have also been The Tobacconist and The Gustav Sonata (if you like one, you will probably like the other).... Hope you find something you like!!
Oh god, this is brilliant, thank you lovely people!
Annandale See, "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" was one of those that I started reading and just couldn't get into. I got about half way through and gave up. It felt like reading a book for GCSE English rather than for entertainment
southeast I read a couple of her books some time ago. I can't remember which ones now. They were good but I wouldn't necessarily put her on the list of someone to go back to if that makes sense