Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wanted: New Authors

I have a series of authors that I've read everything they've put out, and now... I am at a loss of what to read. I want something good, something witty and fun and romantic. It doesn't have to be romantic. I just wouldn't know how to choose a good fiction book that didn't have romance in it, because that's what I've always read. But my authors just don't produce books as fast as I read (obviously!) and I need some fillers in the downtime.

For instance, I've been blacklisted by MLM.

Iva Ibbotson passed away last year. (SAD!)

Wonderful, Lauren Willig just released her newest book. I devoured it in less than 24 hours, and now I have to wait a whole year until Pink IX comes out. It's going to be a torturous wait, though, I am pleased that she has decided to provide a "Teaser Tuesday", which might help.... a little.

Deeanne Gist hasn't anything set to come out in the near future, though her blog says that she is working on writing more, so hopefully in the near future... but in author-speak, that could mean a year from now, too.

Stephenie Meyer is too busy relishing the billions of dollars she made with Twilight that it looks like she may never finish the Host trilogy. Or mess with mermaids, as I once read she intended to do. And why would she? She's made so much money that her grandchildren's grandchildren are probably set for life. Although, I don't think her writing will ever get better if she doesn't practice more. And who better to practice on then a bunch of teens who will buy anything she puts out? The only problem is, those teens are growing up and they may not be interested in the next thing she puts out if it takes her 15 years to do it. Sigh.

Diana Gabaldon has been writing her series for some 20 years, and she has seven books in her series. Which means it takes almost three years to write. So I have two more to go.

And then there's Julia Quinn.... but we'll just leave her out of this.

So anybody have any suggestions? I'm not really lacking on reading material. I've got a biography, nonfiction and way-out-there fiction in my queue that I've been reading a few pages at a time. But it's not the kind of fluff reading I like to finish really quick...


  1. You could always turn to the classics. Or something I have done is go back and read the books that some of my favorite films or musicals were adapted from. Currently, I am ready the original Mary Poppins stories by P.L. Travers. Yes, I have a thing for children's literature. My favorite author is still Roald Dahl. I'm sure you could read his whole collection in just a couple of days though.

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  3. I just barely read a book called a long way from chicago... it was a quick read but just funny and entertaining.

    Have you ever read Ella Enchanted? That's one of my all time favorites. Or Cary's favorite is the princess bride--he swears its so much better than the movie, and it has everything in it.

    Or I just bought a book you can borrow called supreme courtship, (it's by the author of Thank You for Smoking--also great). It has a little bit of romance, lot of humor, and even informative. You can totally borrow it.

  4. have you tried Nancy J Parra, Donna Hatch, Colleen Houck, Lynn Kurland, Sarah M Eden.


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