I can go in so many directions with this blog choice. My favorite books to read over and over; the type of books I like to read; my favorite genres and subgenres. So many avenues to explore. Sooooo, I guess I’ll tackle them all and see what happens.
I. My favorite books to read over and over. I’ve read Gone with Wind 42 times.
I know…I’m a little obsessive. But every time I’ve read it as an adult I find something fresh or a connection I didn’t see before.
I’ve read Pride and Prejudice 27 times.
In fact, I’m re-reading it right now!
I”ve read the Thorn Birds 16 times. I only saw the miniseries once, so that tells you how much more I like the book!
I’ve read each Harry Potter book twice. The first time along with my daughter, the second time on my own.
And because I find reading the JD Robb IN DEATH series is like taking a master class in writing a series, I’ve read each of the 45 books at least 3 times. You do the math on that one!
II. The types of books I like to read. Well romances, of course! Duh! I’m such a sucker for that whole Happily Ever After thing. I love a heroine who’s snarky and a little obsessive; a hard worker, and a strong believer in family. Give me a hero who’s part alpha/part beta; one who can be a leader or a follower or both at the same time! He has to be committed on every level to the heroine – emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually. Once he meets her there’s no one else he can envision himself with EVER! The same goes for the heroine. I love to cook and I love to laugh, so witty, engaging characters who eat like normal people and not super models getting ready for a photo shoot are my favorite people! I want to read about folks I could see myself being friends with. Make me laugh, make my cry, and feed my soul and I’m your reader for life.
III. MY favorite genre and subgenre books. This is gonna look a little like an Amazon key-word line! Stick with me here, folks: Romance-contemporary romance- foodie-humor -strong heroine- family. Let me ‘esplan it, Lucy, in better terms.
Favorite genre: romance. Favorite subgenre of romance: contemporary romance. Elements of contemporary romance books – humorous stories about families with strong women. Add a dash of cooking into the mix and serve!
And just for full disclosure here, I also like the erotic contemporary romances of Jennifer Probst and Christina Lauren
and Regency romances ala Lisa Kleypas and Elizabeth Hoyt.
So, there you have it. My reading pleasures.
And because this is blog hop, click on over to these other romance writers to see what they consider their favorite books. You just might find a new author or series you’ll enjoy.