Today is the all important National Book Lover's Day if you have even glanced at my blog you know that I am a HUGE book lover. You can see my overflowing bookshelves and the fact that I currently have over 10 books out from the library and spot me as a book lover. To celebrate this holiday I figured I would share some of my favorite authors and their respective genres. Feel free to share your favorites and any book suggestions in the comments!
Now I have read a lot of books but my favorite genres are paranormal romance, historical romance, teen lit, chick lit, and 19th Century British Fiction. So I figured I would share a few of my favorites in each genre since it is next to impossible to cram in over 500 books to just one favorite.
I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter's series. It combines Greek mythology, Atlantis and vampires. I know that sounds like a lot but each of the individual books are captivating, different, and continue the plot as a cohesive series.Book 1:
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power?
That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it.
Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: an accountant. She’s smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal.
My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Now I find myself wanting to believe that love and loyalty do...
Lynsay Sands. The Argeneau Family combines Atlantis and Vampires into a witty series about one family and a meddling mother. It is a lot of fun to see the family grow and learn about the various Aunts, Uncles and Cousins all connected. Book 1:
That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau’s bed? He’s not dessert—he’s the main course!
Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there’s another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sign of blood… an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Her mother thinks she has the perfect solution, and serves up the therapist on a silver platter (or at least a wrought iron bed). Of course it doesn’t hurt that this psychologist has a delicious looking neck.
What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that? Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger’s bedroom pretty quickly—once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion. But is it possible for the good doctor find true love with a hemophobic vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal?
That’s a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into… if he can just get Lissianna to bite.
Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series combines Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies, Valkyries, and all sorts of other magical beings into the city of New Orleans in a series about co-existing between humans and immortals and the balance of good and evil.
The first novel:
Nikolai Wroth, a ruthless vampire general, will stop at nothing to find his Bride, the one woman who can “blood” him, making his heart beat and filling him with strength. Coldly interested only in the power his Bride will bring, he can hardly believe when Myst the Coveted awakens him body—and soul.
Famed throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, Myst has devoted her life to protecting a magical jewel and to fighting the vampires. Wroth provides her with the perfect opportunity to torment her sworn enemy—for with his new heartbeat comes a consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her. Denying him, she flees, struggling to forget his searing, possessive kiss.
The Hunt is on…
She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen her enchanted jewel, giving him absolute power over her. Now that she’s his for the taking, he intends to make her experience first-hand the agonizing, unending lust she subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Nikolai realizes he wants far more than vengeance from Myst and frees her, will she come back to him?
Betsy Taylor turns 30, gets laid off, is killed by an SUV and wakes up dead all in the same week. The vampire community is convinced she's their prophesied Queen. But she's not having any of it—she's got shoes to buy! And now the undead world is being turned upside-down by a Bela Lugosi throwback and her subjects expect her to take care of it! Why didn't she read the handbook? But her would-be consort, Eric Sinclair, is (annoyingly) ever-present. If only he wasn't so tall, dark, gorgeous...and undead.
Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation Series. Nothing ever goes right for Eloise. The day she wears her new suede boots, it rains. When the subway stops short, she's the one thrown into some stranger's lap. And she's had her share of misfortune in the way of love. So, after deciding that romantic heroes must be a thing of the past, Eloise is ready for a fresh start.
Setting off for England, Eloise is determined to finish her dissertation on two spies, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But what she discovers is something historians have missed: the secret history of the Pink Carnation-the most elusive spy of all time. As she works to unmask this obscure spy, Eloise has more and more questions. Like, how did the Pink Carnation save England from Napoleon? What became of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian? And will Eloise Kelly escape her bad luck and find a living, breathing hero of her own?
There are too many series to count in Teen fiction that I have loved but here are a few:
- Anything by Meg Cabot
- The Hunger Games
- Harry Potter
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- His Dark Materials/The Golden Compass
- Gossip Girl
- Daughters of the Moon
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Blue Bloods by De La Cruz
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- The Named/The Dark/The Key
- A Wrinkle in Time Series
- The House of Night Series
Similar to Teen Lit I read so much chick lit I will just list some of my favorites:
- Sophie Kinsella
- Jodi Picoult
- Nicholas Sparks
- Beth Harbison
- Jill Mansell
- Hester Browne
- Cecilia Ahern
I hope all of you book lovers get a chance to pick up a book today to celebrate!
Peace and Blessings,