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Help me with my summer reading list! (Contest)
Friday, July 16th, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Carol Cox!

I don’t have a lot of time for reading. That is, reading for pleasure. I write, I edit-edit-edit other people’s books, but reading for pleasure? I have very limited time and usually reach for something I’ve already read that I KNOW I’ll enjoy.

However, I miss reading for pleasure, but I want to do so outside of my own genre. Maybe you can help. These are the kinds of books I’m considering reading. Give me a title in one of the genres you think I will love and you’ll be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card!

  • A quirky, funny, cozy mystery
  • A small-town, funny romance
  • A Sci-Fi adventure with romance or not
  • A YA fantasy or paranormal story (no wolves or vampires)
  • A police drama/thriller with a really menacing villain

14 comments to “Help me with my summer reading list! (Contest)”

  1. Arlene Miklovic
    · July 16th, 2021 at 12:32 pm · Link

    The long Home Road series

    My Heart’s Home by Kris Michaels
    Home to Stay by Maryann Jordan
    Finding Home by Abbie Zanders
    Home Again by Caitlyn O’Leary
    Home Front by Cat Johnson

  2. Jennifer Beyer
    · July 16th, 2021 at 1:30 pm · Link

    A quirky, funny, cozy mystery – The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown (that’s as close as I get to cozy mysteries)

    A small-town, funny romance – The Fuzzy Love series by Tara Lain (not exactly small-town but it’s in a tight-knit community and the characters show up in all the books)

    A Sci-Fi adventure with romance or not – The Starfighter Training Academy series by Grace Goodwin

    A YA fantasy or paranormal story (no wolves or vampires) – Strange The Dreamer (if you really want a rabbit hole then start with Daughter of Smoke and Bones and read all of the books in publish date order)

    A police drama/thriller with a really menacing villain – Anything from Karen Rose (some of her books give me nightmares)

  3. Stacey Kinzebach
    · July 16th, 2021 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Otterly Irresistible by Erin Nicholas

  4. flchen1
    · July 16th, 2021 at 3:04 pm · Link

    For the small-town, funny romance–anything by Erin Nicholas, although as Stacey suggests, Otterly Irresistible is the first in her newest series, and is a fantastic place to start

    Sci-fi adventure–anything by Ann Aguirre. My daughter just finished the trilogy she cowrote with Rachel Caine. Or if you haven’t read it yet, I really loved her Dred Chronicles.

    For the YA fantasy/paranormal–Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows might fit the bill? This duology and the followons are my daughter’s favorite books of all time 🙂

    For the police drama/thriller–maybe Nalini Singh’s Quiet in Her Bones? Toni Anderson?

    Hugs, and hope you find some new reads you love, Delilah!

  5. bn100
    · July 16th, 2021 at 5:03 pm · Link

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  6. Mary Preston
    · July 16th, 2021 at 6:54 pm · Link

    COP TOWN by Karin Slaughter is just so brilliant. You must read this.

  7. Beth
    · July 16th, 2021 at 8:57 pm · Link

    If you don’t mind paranormal in your cozy mystery there is Witchless in Seattle series by Dakotas Cassidy.

  8. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · July 16th, 2021 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Quirky funny cozy – Stabbed in the Baklava by Tina Kashian

    YA fantasy/paranormal – Tha Haunted Purse by Kimberly Baer

  9. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 16th, 2021 at 9:25 pm · Link

    If you like quirky, you should read Misty Simon. She does quirky so well!

  10. Debra Guyette
    · July 17th, 2021 at 5:39 am · Link

    The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

  11. Angel M Shaw
    · July 17th, 2021 at 11:10 am · Link

    The Dragon Kin series by GA Aiken!!! Oh when I want to laugh and read drama and love it’s ALWAYS GA Aiken/Shelly Laurenston

  12. Colleen C.
    · July 17th, 2021 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Taryn Quinn’s Crescent Cove series

  13. Carol Cox
    · July 17th, 2021 at 3:50 pm · Link

    Heavenly Falls an anthology by bbb publishing

  14. Carol Cox
    · July 17th, 2021 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Pint of no return by Dana Mentik

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