Do you have a collection of your favorite books close by to draw from at will? I think we all have our favorites. I discovered that if I really love an author, I will buy all his or her books in hard cover. Once a hard cover novelist, always a hard cover novelist. There are exceptions to this rule, although somewhat ambiguous. But I’ll get to that later. Let’s discuss my selection of authors.
First of all, those of you that know me, know that I tend to lean a little to the left, politically speaking, of course. There is no explanation that I can think of as to why Deliver Us From Evil by Sean Hannity is in my bookcase. Perhaps I fainted at the bookstore and this book broke my fall. Honestly, I wanted to give Sean a try, however, since I attest his talk show, my mind wasn’t completely open.
Next…Dr Oz! How could anyone not love Dr. Oz? My sister gave me this book. Honestly, I don’t think I opened….yet…optimum word is yet. Shh…don’t tell her.
Catherine Colter….Riptide…read it. Loved it. Staying on my shelf.
Nichols Evans…The Horse Whisper…OMG! Loved it. Will read it again some day when I have exhausted all other books here. Hated the movie, but I often do when I read a book.
James Patterson/Peter De Jonge…Beach Road and Beach House…not what I expected.
And then there is Beach Music by Pat Conroy. How could anyone not love this masterpiece? The story so intriguing, so descriptive. My plans are to read this again and maybe talk my book club into reading it next month.
During the David Baldacci phase, I inhaled anything he wrote. While enjoying the three on my shelf, I have gone on to other reads.
Once upon a time, I devoured Dean Koontz books until Intensity. This book took terror to a totally new level for me. I bailed out on page 91 or 94 when the little girl hid in the back of the killer’s RV. At that time, we did not own an RV, but I cannot tell you how many nights I spent in the RV trying to sleep but the memories of that terrifying book did me in. As a result, I banned myself from anymore Dean Koontz books.
Currently, I am reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen for book club. Intrigued by the first few chapters, I am already enjoying it, much to my surprise.
What’s on your book shelf?