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This week’s topic is: Books you recommend.
A problem I run into when people ask others for book recommendations is, there is never a question of what books does the person asking like. If you ask them, it saves you the time from trying to find something they might not be interested in reading or hating.
For Mystery / Thriller Fans
A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. I always recommend this to mystery fans especially those who are fans of a traditional detective novel. It does suffer from debut hiccups, but it introduces to gentleman detective Charles Lenox.
Heartsick by Chelsea Cain. If you’re looking for a serial killer series, this is your book, but instead of a traditional male killer Cain writes a twist: a beautiful female killer.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Looking for a mind fuck? This is your book.
For Contemporary Romance Readers
Slammed by Colleen Hoover. I remember reading this one by accident because the book I really wanted to read wouldn’t load properly on my e-reader. Needless to say I’ve not looked back and read it in one sitting. Loved it!
Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard. I read this book last year and didn’t find it out had been Twilight fan fiction until 4 months later. I was disappointed, but you know I still enjoy it and recommend it. Everyone should meet the Professor!
The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt. Like Sherry, this was Elizabeth’s debut novel. It’s one of my favorites and Edward is a grumpy hero, but for good reason!
A Woman Scorned by Liz Carlyle. This is Liz’s second book, but one of her best. I think classic Liz (those published prior to Three Little Secrets) are her best overall.
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Haha, I use to drive my parents crazy with constantly reading this. It’s still a favorite of mine as an adult.
Tangled Web by Mary Balogh. This one is my favorite of hers! It’s just full of heartbreak.
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. If you only read ONE historical romance novel, this is it.
Deadly Love by Brenda Joyce. The first book in her Francesca Cahill series, it introduces us to Francesca, crime-solver extraordinaire. It has everything-mystery and romance.
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. If you only read ONE mystery novel, this is it. It’s one of my favorites and of course the film version with Bogart isn’t bad.