Book Talk Tuesday: A Few of My Favorites

No single title review today. I’m going to be on Central Valley Today at 11 am on Channel 24, KSEE. One of the questions I’m expecting is “Who are your favorite authors?” I know in the moment that I’ll forget someone I love and will feel bad that I missed the opportunity to give them a shout out. So, just in case, here’s a short list of who moves to the top of my To Be Read mountain. I’m going to make some sub-categories. ABA=American Booksellers Association (the general market). CBA=Christian Booksellers Association (the Christian/faith/inspirational market).

In no particular order:




  • Harlan Coben
  • Dean Koontz (this is a sort of a lie. Most of his stuff is too spooky for me. Although The Husband is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Really. I sent him one of my “charming notes” and received a personal reply. He’s now one of my most favorite people whom I’ve never met and whose books I mostly don’t read. But I love him.)
  • J.D. Robb
  • Margaret Maron
  • Julia Spencer-Fleming
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • Lisa Gardener
  • Elizabeth Peters
  • James Scott Bell

Women’s Fiction/Romance:

  • Kristan Higgins
  • Claire Cook
  • LuAnne Rice
  • Jodi Picoult
  • Susan Wiggs


  • Malcolm Gladwell



  • Dee Henderson
  • Sean Grady
  • Michael Berrier
  • Alton Gansky
  • Irene Hannon  (This one is another sort of lie. She’s been highly recommended to me by someone I trust so I have one of her books on my nightstand now. I’ve barely started it, but I can tell she’s a keeper and belongs on this list.)
  • Victoria Pitts-Caine

Women’s Fiction/Romance:

  • Deborah Raney
  • Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Kathryn Cushman
  • Susan May Warren
  • Julie Carobini
  • Anne Mateer
  • Tamera Alexander
  • Gayle Roper
  • Beth Shriver
  • Michelle Ule


  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Anne Lamott
  • Liz Higgs
  • Madeleine L’Engle

Young Adult:

  • L.T. Kodzo
  • Lisa Bergeron

I’ve probably forgotten a few, but I have to stop somewhere.

How about you? Who are your favorites?


1 comment:

  1. Earlene Fowler! I forgot her under mystery. She's brilliant!!