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I read a lot of books. Don’t be too impressed, the majority of them are Regency Romance. Since I commute by train, I have almost 3 hours of travel time to read about Dukes and Lords each day. Because it’s known that I read a lot, I am asked quite often for book suggestions- usually an hour before someone is going away for a week. So today’s post is a selfish one since I’m tired of having to retype my list of book suggestions each time someone asks. So today begins my running list of:
These books are not in ANY order (But if you want a suggestion to start somewhere- see the end!), and I have categorized them by type and/or author if the author fits into multiple categories. I will add to this list as I continue to find good reads, and I will probably not remove anything from this list. These are books that have stuck out and stuck with me over the years. They might not be classics (ask your librarian if you want to read those) but I promise you, they are worth your time!
I have read far too many Regency Romance books. When I’m in a slump- feeling down or need something to quickly pull me in, I open up my Oyster Books app and find some book with the word “Scandal” in the title and I’m happy, happy girl. Some of my favorites:
Aka the worst type of book ever unless written by Robin York
I love all Robin York’s books. She also writes Adult Contemporary under the name Ruthie Knox. Perfect beach reads/train commute reads.
Sigh.. Rainbow Rowell is an AMAZING author and that is why she gets a category to herself.
This deserves another category in and of itself because it sort of defies categories. It’s romance (don’t tell the author Diana Gabaldon); It’s Time Travel; It’s Historical; It’s a little bit of everything. I’m only half way through the series, and I’ll probably eventually pick it up again, but I’m not rushing to do so. Start with Book #1 Outlander. You’ll hate it till half way through. Then you’ll thank me. Catch all our Outlander coverage once you’re addicted.
Confession: I haven’t loved a ton of “adult” contemporary books. Sure I’ve read the popular ones (I hated Gone Girl back before it was cool #hipster), but nothing has really connected with me. I’m added this category to the list after this list was started because I’ve recently fallen in LOVE with JoJo Moyes. Hopefully I add more authors here at some point, but read anything and everything by JoJo.
Haven’t read any of the books I’m recommending? Here is where I narrow it down:
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