Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Bookmas List!

Help! I'm a busy mother of two-year-old twins and I don't have time to research which books to get my writer friends for Christmas. Can you give me a hand? Here are the categories:

  • Harris loves sci-fi, but I haven't read one of those since Ender's Game. Suggestions?

  • Chief Rawlings goes for fast-paced thrillers. I need a real heart-pounding read, folks.

  • Olivia Limoges has a thing for historical fiction. She'll read anything as long as it was set in the past.

  • And Millay? She's into Young Adult, but not Twilight. She's over supernatural stuff.

Those are my four categories and if you know of any juicy romances to recommend, this tired wife, mother, and writer could use something in her stocking. (wink, wink).

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Laurel Hobbs


  1. I can help you with thrillers: Fragile by Lisa Unger, The Lion by Nelson DeMille, Reckless by Andrew Gross, Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline, The Reversal by Michael Connelly or Velocity by Alan Jacobson

  2. Ooh...Dru's list for thrillers sounds good! I'll have to check out some of those. :)

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  4. Oh! And I love good Sci Fi! Two of my absolute favorite Sci Fi authors are Peter Watts and Robert Charles Wilson. Peter Watts is dark--really dark--and edgy, while Wilson writes books about the social, political, and psychological effects of massive inciting incidents (like the stars suddenly going out, or Europe disappearing). Fun!

  5. Thanks, Dru - some of those titles are on my husband's bookshelf, but not all!

  6. One of my favorite Sci-Fi writers is Glen Cook. He has a series about a gentleman named Garrett who is a PI in a different reality and I just love it!

  7. Anne Perry is good for historical fiction, I can't put her down and I was never into historical anything.

  8. For Harris I would recommend Gini Koch's Touched by an Alien, fantastic and so funny! :-D

    For Olivia Limoges I would recommend Scoundrel's Honor by Rosemary Rogers, Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath.

    And as a great Christmas romance I would recommend The First Love Cookie by Lori Wilde, it is wonderful! :-)

  9. I just started the Devil in the White City--it came out a year or two ago-and I love it!! Definitely would be at the top of the list for historical fiction...serial killer, World's Fair, what's not to like? And I believe he has a new release, that will be next on my list!