May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA 2013 Genre

Topic today is about how we develop ourselves as bloggers and what are our favourite genres.

What genres am I drawn to?   Books that I love in these genres?

I like what generally gets named 'Women's Fiction', also books that would be termed romantic fiction and romantic suspense fiction.  Within the romantic fiction area my favourite is contemporary.  Romantic fiction has a wide range and I prefer ones that are the 'not so hot' ones.   

Books I have read and enjoyed, I recognise they may not be your genre, the fabulous aspect of that is we are all so varied, and yet there are authors out there who meet our taste in reading.  To them I say thanks for many hours of satisfying reading.

I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips and her witty and well written books.  I would also like to acknowledge her fans - the Seppies - who have given such wonderful book recommendations over the years.

Kristin Hannah always writes a heart wrenching story and none more so than Winter Garden. I actually listened to this on audio and it was well narrated.

The Virgin River series by Robyn Carr is a wonderful small town series.   Loved them all.


Emily March has also written a great series about a small town. Another    cosy read.  First one is Angel's Rest.


This book Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi I just loved.  It touched my heart like no other.  It is on my keeper shelf.

Wedding Ring by Emilie Richards, starts of a small series of books about small town life.  If you love quilting these may be the books for you.  Even if you are not a quilter and I am not, these books I loved and shared.

I am a big Diana Gabaldon fan.  She came to Wellington once and I went to a talk and book signing.   Her Outlander series is very long, the books are lengthy, but the read is worth it.     I am not a fan of her Lord John books but I am sure many are.

Suzanne Brockmann has written a series called The Troubleshooters.  The Unsung Hero is the first of them.  They are adventure/suspense/romance I guess.    I loved them and will do a reread of the series one day.

I came across The Accidental Bestseller and decided I liked the title and bought it.  I thus became a reader of Wendy Wax books.  Haven't read them all, but one day....

I liked this because it was about writing and books, and immediately it puts me in mind of The House On Olive Street by Robyn Carr, but I am going to stop right now!


  1. I love so many of the authors - SEP, Kristin Hannah, Robyn Carr, Wendy Wax.

    I listened to Winter Garden on audio and thought it was definitely the way to go. The Russian accent just made the mother's story that much better!

    My Genre Fiction post

  2. Thanks Kristin
    Yes Winter Garden was excellent on audio.

  3. I'm madly in love with all the characters in the Troubleshooters series and enjoy romantic fiction greatly. Sweet, silly, steamy or serious, a good love story is always a win with me.

    Thanks for stopping by my Genre Fiction post.

  4. I have to say I don't like too much women fiction. my favorite is HF

    1. In reading there are so many tastes, and mixtures of tastes. It's amazing how varied we can all be.

  5. Oh my gosh Kathryn, we are genre twins! A couple of your choices are new to me, and I will keep my eye out for their books. I am a HUGE fan of the Outlander series. I can't recommend them enough.

    1. Yes Nise, you are one of my finds during Armchair BEA! While it is good to find all the variety, it is so good to meet up with those who read a lot the same.


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