So it has come to my attention that many of YOU have absolute die-hard favorite books that many of US haven’t read yet. Most of y’all know MY favorites (’cause I can’t stop finding excuses to bring ‘em back up)… LOL!!! But, I haven’t read ‘em all, and now I just found out that there are SO many other OMG -BEST-EVER books out there and I (we) wanna know ‘em!
Fabi: I need help. I need a recommendation that’s going to knock my socks off. The kind of book that can’t be put down. The kind you walk around with your ereader in your hand and call in sick to work over. The problem has reached epic proportions. I have 6 books started plus 2 betas. I have 8 in my “read next” category and 14 in my “must read” category, but I’m afraid of starting anything else. Please ladies, give me your all time favorite read of forever. Hopefully I haven’t read it yet and it will knock me out of this yucky fog I’m in.
Maryse: I love these lists… maybe I should post YOUR favorites lists. Like dedicate a post to the “favorites list” for each of our crew. We all have similar tastes, BUT some of our fellow readers might lean more towards let’s say… MichelleS and bev’s historical romance tastes, or me and Amy’s “destructively angsty” tastes… etc etc. I like this idea!!
Jean: I would love to see everyone’s lists! I didn’t really do it in any kind of order, just what came to mind.
Fabi: I need to make a spreadsheet of everyone’s recs unless Maryse is going to create those blog posts, then I can just reference those.
That’s it!! I’m doin’ it!
So I’m starting a new Saturday blog post. Every Saturday, I will post a reader “favorites” list, so I’m asking for submissions (<— by email or leave ‘em in the comments)! No real limit to the list, but I’m thinking your absolute TOP TEN (or more… or less) but the only requirement is that HAVE to be your personal favorites (those that you would recommend to you die-hard book-buds, but also -and maybe especially – to those that you know a “non-reader” could get hooked on). They can be ANY genre. No limits there, either. Just YOUR favorites list.
And *if* you feel like it, a little note, or even just ONE word next to each book as to why it’s your favorite. Whether it be “book-fog”, “book-boyfriend”, “scared-the-poop-outta-me”, “ugly-cry”, “my-favorite-of-all-time” or “OMG TWIST I DIDN’T SEE COMING” or… ANYTHING. If you feel like it, give us an idea of what we’re in for. Now of course, I’ll accept just the lists, but I’m nosy. I like to know WHY you love it.
So let’s start with Jean’s list, shall we?
It’s hard to list favs, but here’s my short list.
- Real (The REAL series Book 1) by Katy Evans
- The Summer Remains by Seth King
- The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel Katja Millay
- Making Faces by Amy Harmon
- The Rocker Series by Terri Anne Browning
- Tear Asunder Series by Nashoda Rose
- Promise Me Darkness/Promise Me Light by Paige Weaver
- Fisher’s Light/Worth the Trip (A Fisher’s Light Companion Novella) by Tara Sivec
- The Year We Fell Down: A Hockey Romance (The Ivy Years Book 1) by Sarina Bowen
- Jake Undone by Penelope Ward
- Wallbanger (The Cocktail Series Book 1) by Alice Clayton
- Ruin Series by Rachel Van Dyken
- Wrecked and Ruined Series by Aly Martinez
- Sheltered by Charlotte Stein
- Becoming Calder/Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan
- Fighter Erotic Romance Series by Scott Hildreth
I could go on and on and on….
Fabi: Thank you Jean. I haven’t read almost any of those.
Do you have a “Top Favorite Books” list? Don’t forget to send me yours!! I post one every Saturday (send it here: http://www.maryse.net/contact-me). You can make it just a list (top 10 or more) but if you want to include a tiny (or longer) tidbit next to each one about why you loved it, that would be awesome, too!