During my Summer of (Fictional) Love, I read mostly authors that were new to me. Most of these authors have been published before, and I just hadn’t read them, but a few were debut authors, too.
I enjoyed pretty much all the books I read. There were a few exceptions, of course. Overall, though, I found a whole list of new authors that I look forward to reading again.
I also found a few new favorites. Which is why I thought I’d share my top 3 new favorites today. These don’t replace old favorites like Stephen King and Nora Roberts, but they join their ranks. Being on this list means that pretty much anything they write, I will buy and read.
Without further ado, here’s the list:
- Sidney Halston. I read Laid Out as my introduction to this author and it was amazing. She drew me in, made me laugh and cry. She wrote a beautiful book that’s part of a series of beautiful books that I can’t wait to read all of them.
- Tina Wainscott. Falling Fast was my first Wainscott book, and it drew me in with tenderness, passion, intrigue, and family relationships. I enjoyed this book so thoroughly that I almost wanted to stop with the rest of the books on my list for the Summer of (Fictional) Love and just read her backlist.
- Stacey Kennedy. Commanded is several books into the Club Sin series, but it was the first book I read. I was drawn in by the fact that the book wasn’t quite what I expected. She wrote a unique book that still managed to fit perfectly with the series idea as a whole. That takes skill and talent, and I definitely want to read more.
There are also 4 authors who deserve an honorable mention. These are authors whose books I enjoyed immensely, and would be interested in reading again. They are, in no particular order:
- Elisabeth Barrett
- Laura Marie Altom
- Renita Pizzitola
- Serena Bell
Who did you read this summer? Did you discover any new-to-you favorite authors?