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Favorite Books to Read

Is it just me or are the weeks (years) flying by? It’s week 25 and we’re off to another week of the 52 Week Blog Challenge Blog Hop.

There must be something wrong with me, or I’m trying to be too analytical when it comes to figuring out these topics. Does this mean what books I read over and over? Favorite books from my past? Favorite books I’d recommend? I have many favorites.

I prefer to read romance, but it isn’t the only thing I read. What’s wrong with a  Happily-Ever-After?  ❤  ❤

 

As a teenager, I read historical romance—my favorites then. I got hooked on Rosemary Rogers and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

Some old favorites from long ago written by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss:

  • The Flame and the Flower
  • The Wolf and the Dove
  • Ashes in the Wind
  • A Rose in the Winter.

The list goes on.

Some of my favorite books were written by Nora Roberts. Other favorites are written by John Grisham. Oh, I read a lot of self-published books in different genres by Indie authors I’ve connected with online or have come across. Many are favorites.

I don’t write erotic romance but I read it sometimes. One of my favorites was purchased by the cover alone while browsing books at Barnes and Noble. It’s called Submission by Cherie Feather. OMG. Today I might not think of it as a favorite. My reading style seems to change over the years. I should reread it to find out.  🙂  Another old favorite paranormal author is Christine Feehan. I say old favorite because I haven’t read anything by her for years because I can’t get back into paranormal.

My favorite New Adult book is Easy by Tammara Webber.

Today, my favorite western romance authors include Linda Lael Miller and Delores Fossen to name a few. When Delores friended me on Facebook, I about jumped over the moon. A favorite by her is Wrangled, but I have a long list of books yet to read. Louis L’Amour and Craig Johnson are favorite western authors. If Craig’s name is familiar, he wrote the Longmire books. (Longmire used to be a TV show, but is now on Netflix with the final season coming in September 2017.)

I can’t say I have one favorite by Linda because many of them turn out to be my favorite after reading. I’m reading book #1 in a new series right now. I’m inspired by reading Linda’s westerns because it puts me in the mood to write my own stories. Does that make sense?

It’s difficult for me to read, even a favorite book, without my muse, or characters, drawing me back to them. They’re a selfish lot, I suppose, because they want my attention. This prevents me from sitting down to relax and get lost in a story for long.  Once I am lost in the western environment—an environment I love— I’m reminded that I have a book needing attention in the same environment. So, if I have to answer the question about favorite books, I’ve proven to myself that my favorite books are contemporary western romance.

I have favorite non-fiction books too:

  • God’s Strength for This Day by Lloyd John Ogilvie
  • Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing written by Mignon Fogarty
  • The Emotion Thesaurus Series by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
  • Let’s Get Visible by David Gaughran
  • Women Who Kept the Lights- An Illustrated History of Female Lighthouse Keepers by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford. (I’m from the state with the most lighthouses. How can I not be interested in them? I love lighthouses!)
  • All my photography books are my favorites. (My hobby)

And last but not least, my own books are on my favorites list, too. Please don’t think less of me for admitting it.

I appreciate you taking the time to read.

You can visit the other participating authors by clicking BLOG HOP. We’re all romance writers in many different genres. I’m curious as to what favorite books we might have in common.  ❤

Week 25 – MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge Participants

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