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How many books are on your to-be-read list? Or is your list somewhat like mine–long enough there’s no sense in even counting? I just can’t seem to help myself. There are so many good ones out there waiting for me! I’ve realized, though, that most of the books on my list are there because I’ve read at least one other book by that author and I want to read more. Which is a good thing, right? But… There are authors I’m dying to read, whose books I have only heard about!
Today I will share the top ten. Rather than leaving your chin hanging in shock (because I’m sure you’ll be amazed that I’ve managed to miss these thus far), share in the comments one or two authors you can’t wait to read, whom you haven’t read anything from yet. Because I’m sure we all have at least a few. 😉
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I’ve heard so many good things about all of Tamera Alexander’s books. Where to begin? I’m torn between Rekindled (because cowboys) and To Win Her Favor (because horses). I’m not sure you could go wrong with either! Since To Win Her Favor is the second in its series, let’s go with Rekindled. 😉 You can check it out here:
Lynn Austin is a name that seems to come up frequently as a must-read, favorite author for many. She, too, has written so many I’m not sure where to begin. But did you know she has a new one releasing this fall?! Where We Belong looks like it’ll be another good one! If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to check it out…
There have been a number of books written about the high society of the late 1800s, but for some reason that era is still intriguing. Perhaps because it is so different from our own. And yet I wonder if the lessons the characters in She Walks in Beauty learn might still apply today…
I think I would be most tempted to begin with Victoria Bylin’s Together With You. There’s just something about kids who have starring roles in books that brings a whole new element to the story. And kids with special needs tend to open our eyes–and hearts–to the needs around us.
I have heard so many good things about Charles Martin’s books that I went ahead and bought Long Way Gone, a modern-day prodigal son story, even though I knew I wouldn’t have time to read it right away. But I will. Soon. I hope!
Whether it was the whimsical covers or awards, I’m not sure, but Katherine Reay’s books have been on my list for a while now. While I think I should start with Dear Mr. Knightley, did you know she has another one releasing this fall? The Austen Escape looks good, too! Oh, the decisions!
While they all look good, I think I’d like to start with Candace Calvert’s newest series. Crisis Team begins with By Your Side, which promises to have all the intrigue and personality your romantic-suspense loving heart would want.
Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series has gotten rave reviews, but look what else is releasing this fall! Blind Spot is the third book in her Chesapeake Valor series. I’m thinking either series sounds good to me!
We’ve had the opportunity to visit with Kelly three times, and she is just so sweet! I would love to have an opportunity to actually read her books. But again, where do you begin? Perhaps with her latest, Upon a Spring Breeze. That way I’ll be ready for the next one to release in January! 😉
Another author we’ve visited with whose books particularly intrigued me is Nadine Brandes. Her Out of Time series looks like it needs to be read in order, so I’d definitely want to start with the first one, A Time to Die. (The title concerned me at first, but the premise behind the story/series is really fascinating to think about. You should check it out!)
Okay, your turn! Have you read all of these? Which authors are you dying to read?