January 24, 2008
I’m almost finished with Book #7 in the Harry Potter series (DO NOT TELL ME HOW IT ALL ENDS. I HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR WITHOUT EVEN A HINT!) and after that, I will have zero books left on the shelf to read. Which I’m kind of excited about, because it means I can start fresh with a new series, a new author, etc.
So Internet! I need some recommendations! What should I read? I like lots of different kinds of books… romance (usually historical- I like some background to the story, not just the cheesy euphemisms for male body parts), mystery, suspense, historical fiction- I’m really not picky. What I DON’T like are books that ramble on and on for pages about nothing, I like when something happens. I get bored easily. (Plus, I usually only find time to read at night before bed, so if it’s boooooring and rambly, I’ll fall right to sleep. And even sometimes during Harry Potter I struggle, even though it’s NOT boring at all. Because I’m old and tired and pathetic.)
Some of my favorite books/authors in the past:
Philippa Gregory (I still have a few of these to read, but I loved the ‘Wideacre’ trilogy)
LaVyrle Spencer (can sometimes get a bit cheesy, but most of them are good)
If you know any authors who are similar in style/content to those, or if you have a favorite author or book, please recommend it! I trust you guys more than Amazon.