I absolutely love to read fiction books; give me a cosy chair, a hot cup of tea and a bowl of snacks and that is my idea of a great afternoon. I don’t get to read now as much as I used to pre-kids but it is always a joy to find a real page turner that I just can’t put down.
I love to hear other people’s suggestions for new books so I thought I would share five of my current favourite authors in the hope of inspiring you for some new reads, or maybe for some Christmas presents.
If you know me in real life you’ve probably heard me recommend Claire Mackintosh already! She writes crime thrillers which is a genre I don’t normally go for but when I picked up her first novel ‘I Let you Go’ I just could NOT put it down. I can’t really say much about it without spoiling the story but just trust me and GO AND READ IT NOW! Amazing.
She has also written ‘I See You’ which is great.
This is another author that I don’t think I would have picked up without it being recommended to me but I have loved her stories! I think I would describe her as a mystery/thriller writer but her books seems to have a dark thread which are almost horror like. If they were on film or television I wouldn’t enjoy them as horror is a no-go for me, but with books you can control your imagination more. She writes absolute page turners and I highly recommend them. My favourite, The Secrets Between Us, is a good place to start.
This best-selling author has written many novels mainly in the contemporary romance genre with some mystery and crime thrown in. While not being overly taxing they are thought-provoking and contain enough twists and turns to make them really good reads.
My favourite, ‘What Alice Forgot’ follows the story of a woman who loses her memories from the last ten years and has to come to terms with how having a husband and family has changed her. I found it really entertaining and it made me consider my own situation.
This award winning author has written five novels so far. Her stories are historical fiction split between the past and modern day and tend to be mystery or crime based. These are fairly long novels to snuggle down with and really get invested in the characters and locations; most are based in beautiful old houses which makes you want to live there too! I think my favourite is her most recent book ‘The Lake House’ although ‘The House at Riverton’ is a close second. Highly recommended.
I have loved Lucinda Riley’s books – and she’s written a lot! Most (but not all) are historical fiction split between the past and modern day and cover a variety of topics. Her writing will transport you across the world to different places and different times; it’s great writing. It’s impossible to choose a favourite of hers as I’ve loved them all, but I’m currently enjoying the ‘Seven Sisters’ series, and I’m hoping to get the fourth instalment for Christmas!
I would love to hear your recommendations for good books and authors in the comments below!
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