Does your book club not know what to read next? No problem! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday will fix that dilemma. For the sake of time and space, I have stuck to my favorite novel(s) by each author. However, in most cases (unless specified in the header), you can pick up any of their books and/or series and they will fit the bill.
(1) Romantic Suspense: Dani Pettrey
Something about long time friends falling in love always makes my heart pitter-patter. I can’t help it! Combine that with an exhilarating adventure and I’m a goner.
(2) Military Suspense: Ronie Kendig
D, N, A, E — whether you arrange those letters to spell Dane (Talon) or Dean (Raptor 6), you get the names of my favorite Rapid-Fire heroes.
(3) Historical Fiction: Sarah Sundin
A third culture character who writes to a service member, Mellie introduced me to Sarah Sundin’s books. While I’ve enjoyed them all so far, Mellie’s story remains my top pick.
(4) Mysteries: Mary Higgins Clark
Mary Higgins Clark has been my favorite mystery author since high school. I especially like her earlier work, the two listed above top the list.
(5) Thrillers: Lisa Gardner
Lisa Gardner’s books come by the thriller title honestly. At times, I wish they were a little — or lot — less “thrillery.” Yet Gardner creates such complex characters and mind-twisting plots, I can’t help but keep coming back, making these the most intense novels I’ll read.
(Warning: They contain strong language and mature content.)
(6) Legal Thrillers: Randy Singer
Think John Grisham with a thread of faith.
Until I can afford to visit Scotland and PEI (Prince Edward Island) in person, these books are my first-class tickets there.
A modern-day retelling of My Fair Lady — only better!
I like a mystery that keeps me guessing until the end.
(10) Nicholas Sparks: Kevin Alan Milne
While I am personally not a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks (he has more misses than hits in my book), I do see some similarities in style with Kevin Alan Milne’s novels. The difference being, I’ve greatly enjoyed the Milne stories I have read.
What about you? What books/authors would you recommend to book clubs that like any of the categories listed above or genres that didn’t make this list?