Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Top 10 Tuesday - Authors I guess I'm no longer reading...for whatever reason
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly event that is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is 'Books I've Decided I'm No Longer Interested In Reading'. Well, I decided to change that up a bit and share some 'Authors I guess I'm no longer reading...for whatever reason'.
I have read widely in the mystery series realm. In times past, learning about what was new or even what was on the bestseller lists was much harder. My only option was to visit the library and go up and down the aisles looking for great books. Sometimes I would get recommendations from the library staff or from my few friends who were readers. In any case, there were authors that I discovered and read each and every book that they wrote - sometimes as they wrote them and sometimes I even read a series 'out of order'!!! I know - crazy, right? Time passed and I found more and more new authors. And for whatever reason - possibly I got tired of the characters or got annoyed about the way the author killed a main character or even that I got busy and kind of 'forgot' about the series - I stopped reading some authors.
Here are 10 of them and, honestly, I know I'll not go back and catch up. Some may be your favorites, which is great. They are just not mine anymore.
1. Patricia Cornwell - loved her Kay Scarpetta series until I didn't
2. J. A. Jance - read her Joanna Brady series and also her Ali Reynolds series
3. Jonathan Kellerman - read a bunch of his Alex Delaware series
4. Faye Kellerman - was so excited when I found her Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus books - the first, The Ritual Bath, was a favorite
5. Elizabeth George - I read so many of her Thomas Lynley and Barbara Havers books - enjoyed the TV adaptations
6. James Patterson - read the Alex Cross series for a long while and also the Women's Murder Club series
7. Clive Cussler - read a bunch of his Dirk Pitt books a long while ago
8. John Grisham - I remember when I read The Firm and The Pelican Brief and A Time to Kill - so interesting and really good - probably my first legal thrillers
9. Mary Higgins Clark - read all of her books in the '70's, '80's, '90's
10. Sara Paretsky - I loved all the V.I. Warshawski books until about 2000
This was kind of a depressing topic - ha! However, I am delighted that it is so much easier to find good books of all genres and types these days. And, if you notice, all of these authors are pretty mega-successful. Good for them!
Me, I'm off to find more new and mid-list authors with great stories to tell. I'll be reading...