Do you have a favorite book? I’ve seen some posts lately about favorite books, and I struggle to choose just one…or two… There just aren’t many books I want to read over and over. I do, however, have plenty of authors who (rarely) disappoint me. If I’m looking for a good book, I check to see if they have any I missed. When I see they have new books out, I request them at the library. Here are some of my favorites for various reading moods…
light, quick read
- Sophie Kinsella I’ve Got Your Number, Shopaholic series
- Carol Higgins Clark Gypped, Mobbed, Wrecked (you get the idea!)—all featuring Regan Reilly
- Janet Evanovich One for the Money, Two for the Dough; she’s up to 19 on the Plum series; there’s also a Wicked series
- Joanne Fluke Blueberry Muffin Murder, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder—again, I think you get the gist here
- Debbie MacComber Cedar Cove series, Blossom Street series
I don’t usually write reviews for these—they’re kind of my guilty pleasure without much thinking involved. And sometimes that's quite nice!
good “strong woman” books
- Elizabeth Berg Once Upon a Time, There Was You, Never Change, The Pull of the Moon, What We Keep
- Anna Quindlen Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, Blessings, One True Thing
- Barbara Delinsky Not My Daughter, The Secret Between Us, The Summer I Dared
- Adriana Trigiani The Shoemaker’s Wife, Lucia, Lucia, Big Stone Gap series
- Kristin Hannah Between Sisters, Night Road
- Tami Hoag Deeper than the Dead, Ashes to Ashes
- Mary Higgins Clark A Stranger is Watching, Two Little Girls in Blue, The Lost Years
- James Patterson Alex Cross series, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas
- Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs series (Pardonable Lies, Elegy for Eddie)
- Patricia Cornwell Kay Scarpetta series
not sure how to classify this
- Jodi Picoult Nineteen Minutes, Mercy, The Pact
I definitely enjoyed her earlier books more than the more recent ones, but I love how she puts me in a position where I’m SURE I know what I’d do…until she gives other perspectives and I don’t know anymore!
I plan to continue a quest for a “favorite book” (oh, the reading that will entail!). Meanwhile, it’s great to have my go-to authors!
Do you have a favorite book? Is it easier to give a favorite author?