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My Favorite Authors of 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I actually lost count of how many books I read in 2013! And I am not finished yet! There were so many good ones and there was always something I liked about all of them; whether it was the storyline, the background premise or the way the author wrote that captured my attention and or imagination. I would like to say something here—although it is counter intuitive—I am NOT an affiliate of Amazon. I truly enjoy reading and then writing up reviews on my blog, on Amazon, on Goodreads and occasionally Librarything which might help others to decide what they might like to read. Not everyone is going to like the same genre books, which is why lately I’ve been directing people back to Amazon where they can read a chapter or two. I also attempt to keep my reviews short and sweet knowing that none of us really has the time to read long reviews—By the way—many of you have mentioned that I leave you hanging—yup—and I will probably continue to do that-I want you to read the book!!

Now on to my personal favorites of 2013 (but by no means the only ones!)—I think I will start with the authors.

Lawrence W. Gold, MD – He writes some of the best medical mysteries/thrillers I have
Read in a long time. I think I read and reviewed 4 or 5 of his
Books this year! I am waiting on pins and needles for his next
One which he assured me he is feverishly writing!


Melissa Foster- I am sure you have all noticed these books on my blog! She is
Writing a 9 book series-and yes I have or will be reading
Every single one of them. This series is essentially
Contemporary Romance. There is a disclaimer that says adult
Content on each of them-but actually as long as you are over
18 the reality is-these are love scenes with people who truly
love each other and ultimately get married! She also wrote a
separate book which made my Favorite book of the year list-
and which made me realize what a versatile writer she truly is!


Ryan Winfield- He is the author who is always giving away Kindles and
Amazon Gift Cards. He is the writer of the Park Service
Trilogy with an interesting futuristic environmental bent.
I have read-but not sure if I actually reviewed 2 of these
Books. I just saw that the third is out—guess who will be
Purchasing that one!


As I am sitting here writing I am realizing that there is no way I can pick out just a few of the individual books to say they were my favorite. Nor can I promise that my favorites will be your favorites. Thus all I can say is if you are looking for a good book go to my blog—click on the link that says books on the left hand side (this link will take you there directly) and choose to read one or two or more of my reviews. Some of them had giveaways attached--some don't--my review will always be up top.






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24 comments :

Melissa Foster said...

Miki, I am overwhelmed and so honored to be noted as one of your faves! I was forwarded this post from a friend and it's made my morning. Thank you for reading my books, and for sharing your faves! xox

Sharon Martin said...

Obviously know Melissa !! But will have to definitely check out the other two, hubbie really enjoys mysteries and crime and thriller so will have to show him too x

Danelle Johnson said...

I have just been introduced to the fabulous Melissa! But the other two sound right up my alley, seriously going to have to check them out.

I always enjoy reading your reviews, as they are "spot-on" and when you recommend one I know that I am going to fall in love with it! I can't wait to see what you bring for the New Year!

Masshole Mommy said...

LOL, you do read A LOT, so it doesn't surprise me that you can't narrow down specific books. How do you find the time to read all the books you do?

Rachee said...

I don';t think I have read anything by these authors but will be checking them out. You are responsible for at least 1/5 of my to be read pile!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Wow, those are promising favorites you got there!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

That is awesome that you are able to read so often! I have very little free time but all sound like they might be great books.

mail4rosey said...

I like that you've done a write-up of some of your favorites from the year! With all the reading you've done, I def. put stock in the recommendations!! TY!

Jennifer Williams said...

I am surprised the list only contains three with as much as you read. I really liked the books I have read from the second two, the first gentleman is more my son and husbands style. I am hoping to get to read all 9 books in that series as well.

Michelle said...

Yo really read a lot.Though sometimes I prefer to read books but not aware any of them sadly.

Tess said...

I love to read your reviews since I dont et to read very often. It's kindof like reading the books through you. lol

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Ohh I've not heard of all of these I obviously need to have a look back through your posts and a google thank you :) x

Pam said...

I'm always looking for new books to read. I love reading your reviews because I always find something new to check out!

Ronnie E. said...

I haven't read any of their books, but after your reviews, I really need to get hold of their ebooks on my Kindle. It's so amazing that one of the authors wrote on your post here! Quite a treat.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I love finding new authors to read. I can't go to sleep unless I have read a couple chapters from a great book, so i'm always on the look out for new authors to fall in love with.

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. They both seem to be very good authors. Writing one book is hard writing 9 is an amazing feat. Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

Thanks for this list. You are a big time reader. I don't know how people do it. You must really love to read. I guessing 2014 will bring you many good reads.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

None of them are familiar to me, but then again, I have read about two books all year. I so miss reading!

Michelle H said...

I had a blog for many years where I shared an annual list of all the books I'd read that year. I loved looking back and reminiscing. Thank you for the disclosure and honesty in your reviews.

Courtney Pies said...

I definitely enjoy reading your book reviews. Reading is a huge passion of mine, so I love seeing what everyone else is reading and what they think of it.

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love reading your book reviews. Thanks for being so honest

Ashley Gill said...

You introduced me to Melissa Foster and for that I thank you! I love her books!!

Amanda Love ~ Growing Up Madison said...

You picked some good authors and I don't think I've heard of the first but I value your recommendation. I'll have to check him out because I LOVE those kind of books. :)

Robyn Good said...

What a great list. I will be sure to check out a few in the new year.

 
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