Blogger Confession: What do you recommend to read?
I think every avid reader has been asked this question before and if you are like me, you get a deer in the headlights type of look on your face. I read a LOT of books. I like a LOT of books. Books I like, I am not sure others will. Also, I don’t want to be the person that turns someone away from reading with a bad recommendation. I tend to suggest from books I have read in the last 3 months because they are the freshest on my mind. I want to throw in my tried and trues but tend to leave them off since most people like the shiny and new. So what is a girl (or guy) to do when asked that rather loaded question?
I tend to go ahead and answer! Reading is a personal thing but there is always a chance that the person will love your “recommend to read” list. At the very least, you might get someone to branch out of their comfort zone and discover new authors. I always tell them though to just give it 3 chapters and if it isn’t working then move on (now if I could only take my own advice). They will eventually find a book that clicks for them! However, I still bite my nails in anticipation of what their reactions will be to my favorite authors. What can I say? I want them to be loved!
Since this happened to me recently (aka last night), I thought I would share the list that I gave the person who asked. I am also curious what books you would add to the list because I am tempted to send her over here to get more recommendations!
YA: (Tried and True: Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series)
Contemporary Romance (Not Suspense): (Tried and True: Susan Mallery’s Fool Gold Series)
Contemporary Romance (Suspense): (Tried and True: Last Chance Rescue Series by Christi Reece)
Urban Fantasy: (Tried and True: Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs)
PNR: (Tried and True: Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian)
Cozy Mysteries: (Tried and True: Coffehouse Series by Cleo Coyle)
Zombies: (Tried and True: As the World Dies Series by Rhiannon Frater)
Plague Town (Ashley Parker #1) by Dana Fredsti
Benny Imura Series by Jonathan Maberry (special mention to Dead of Night–my favorite by him and not part of this series)
White Trash Zombie Series by Diana Rowland
Thrillers: (Tried and True: Alex Cross Series –early ones– by James Patterson)
Epic but worth it read: (Tried and True: Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon)
All Souls series by Deborah Harkness
So what do you recommend to read? I am really curious and I am sure she would appreciate the recommendations 🙂