I’m talking about books today. Favorite books, authors, genres. I love most books but, horror and paranormal stories give me nightmares and fantasy stories leave me cold. They just don’t hold my attention. So, I apologize to all those authors out there whose books I may never read. However, I have great respect for all authors, knowing what it takes to write a great story, publish it and have it read by thousands.
When you count genres and sub-genres, the list gets very long. Generally, the list of genres in the poll in the sidebar are the ones most readers use to categorize the books they read. We all have our preferences. I wonder what yours are. Please take my poll. it’s located in the sidebar. You’ll be able to see the results, too.
My favorites are Historical, Women’s Fiction, Mystery/Thriller and Non-fiction, but here’s a list of some great books in various genres. Some of these authors have a long list of books to their credit and some are authors making their first splash. All are excellent writers and worth checking out. Be aware this is only a tiny sampling of all the great writing out there in the world. I’ll give you a new list at least once a month. Enjoy!
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense – Steve Berry‘s The Jefferson Key: A Novel, Cotton Malone is known for his overseas exploits. A former-Justice Department operative, who can’t stay out of trouble, is having his first American adventure.
Non-Fiction –Laura Hillenbrand‘s Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, the inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed.
Science Fiction/Fantasy – Jonathan Strahan‘s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 1, “…an excellent sampling of some of the most interesting contemporary voices in sf and fantasy, including Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Kelly Link, and Paul Di Filippo, tackling a pleasingly wide range of subject matter.”
Wow, it was really hard to choose only one in each genre, but the good news is that I’ll be posting titles each month. So, stop by again to see what else I’m recommending and discover an author and book you might just love.
As always, I love hearing from you. Leave me a comment and tell me what books you’d recommend or what you’re reading right now. Don’t forget to take the poll at the right.