Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
One thing that I’ve often mentioned was that as a young adult, I read very adult books. Namely romance novels that I first started reading because my mom left them around the house. Probably not the safest thing to do when you have a voracious young reader in your family, but live and learn.
Over the years reading has been something my mom and I have shared, so much so that it got to the point that we would buy books we wanted to read and give them to the other, just so that we could borrow them!
While my blog is mostly YA, I thought it would be fun to deviate from that for today and talk about a totally different genre.
Today’s Top Ten are the Top Ten Favorite Authors in the Historical Romance genre:
Judith Mcknaught – Judith wrote some of my FAVORITE books with romantic leads that still give me the tingles today. Which is saying a lot considering how many tingly romantic leads I read about these days!
Catherine Coulter – Coulter’s Sherbrooke series, or the Bride Series, were some of my favorites, although I didn’t read them in any type of order. She also has some good ones in different time periods, like Viking times.
Julie Garwood – She wrote my favorite series, the Crown’s Spies, and seriously, to this day, Colin gives me the toe curls; Nathan makes me swoon; and Caine… er, Nathan makes me swoon. But there are TONS of other great books she’s written! The Highlands’ Lairds series is great too. I got toe curls AND the swoons from it!
Shannon Drake – Although I’ve only read one book by her, Princess of Fire, this was one of my most memorable books I read growing up. Mostly because I felt so sneaky reading it and it was by far waaaaaay too dirty for a middle schooler to read!
Nora Roberts – Oh c’mon… what list like this wouldn’t be complete without Nora on it? She’s like the Meg Cabot of romance novels!
Jude Deveraux – I always think of her books as being extra dirty, which sometimes made them extra good. 🙂
Johanna Lindsey – Lindsey’s books were good, but always seeming to lack something. I think it was the dashingly dark romantic leads that I loved in McNaught’s and Garwood’s books, but they still had that special something that made them historical romance novel-worthy.
I think I did pretty well listing seven…