Books & Reading

The Authors That I Can Never Resist

I like to read. A lot. I don’t think that that’s much of a secret, is it? I’m at my most content when I have a good book on the go, and I love to roam around book shops for new titles to add to my constantly growing to-read pile.

As I’ve shared before, my favourite genre is Regency Romance. I’ve read many, many authors in this genre, some I won’t bother to read again, others I’ll read if I spot their books in the library or charity shop. Then there are the three authors that I have read everything they have written and always pre-order their new titles as soon as they are available. (I do love a pre-order, as I often forget about them and then get a fab treat in the post!). Anyway, the women in question are..

the authors i can never resist

Julia Quinn, Eloisa James and Sarah MacLean

I own everything that these three have written. In some ways, that’s quite disappointing, as I’m all up to date and have to wait on new books to be written! But, these are also just about the only three authors that I’ll re-read, too, so I can read them again whilst I wait. All write with a humour that I love, the characters all come to life, and they write series so we can get to know the characters through several books, too.

I buy many of my books second hand, usually from charity shops, National Trust bookstores and Amazon. When browsing, there are a few names that I can rarely pass up…

Lynsay Sands

I love her Argeneau vampire series, and I’ve also read some her historical fiction which I enjoyed.

Peter James

I have yet to read one of his books that didn’t grip me from the start and have me reading it within days. Always tense, often sinister, I like the blend of thriller and horror.

Tess Gerritsen

She never fails to lure me in and engross me. I know that when I start one of her books, I’ll finish it within a few days.

I’m also often tempted by Katie Fforde, Dean Koontz, Camilla Lackberg, Carole Matthews and lately, books set around the times of the Tudors to tie in with my OU studies. I’ve just finished my first Cecelia Ahern book (The Time of My Life) and I really enjoyed it, so she may also become one of those writers that I always look out for.

So what about you? Which authors can you never resist?

The Reading Residence


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