Am I Missing Your Favourite Author?

Sorry about that!

Go ahead and suggest them in the comments section below.

Are you already an expert with a particular author?

Read most (or all) of their books already?

Then your advice about the best reading order is very useful to new readers.

Go ahead and suggest the author and the best reading order in the comments below.

38 thoughts on “Am I Missing Your Favourite Author?

  1. Nelson DeMille. I started with Up Country because I served in Viet Nam. I decided to read some more of his stuff and found it to be interesting in the wide variety of plots. All stand alone novels.

  2. Dan Brown, is there a specific order his books should be read in? I had heard that Angels & Demons, though after The Da Vinci Code, really took place before the Da Vinci Code? Thanks for any suggestions.

    • Hi Dianne, I didn’t notice that when I read them. The publication order seemed to match the chronological order

  3. I would like to recommend the author Vanessa Hogle ….her books are well written I feel and are all real accounts of her paranormal happenings and experiences that she has been a part of …

  4. I would suggest Michael Connelly to be added to this list. One can start with Lincoln Lawyer and then start Harry Bosch series with The Black Echo.

  5. Stephen Hunter has created quite a character in Bob Lee Swagger books. I liked Reacher and Swagger is also compelling.

  6. Brandon Sanderson has been creating a universe of inter-connected yet unrelated novels/novellas/short stories if you want to look into that.

  7. Even though she is a fairly new Author her books are “UNPUTDOWNABLE” B.A.Paris Behind Close Doors & The Breakdown.

    Seriously These are GREAT books

  8. My sister and I really like Karin Slaughter’s crime fiction books. She has several different series, all based in Georgia. I liked your analysis of Ken Follett’s many books… was confused as to how to approach them. I think I have a plan now!

  9. Two suggestions – firstly, Rennie Airth’s absolutely brilliant Inspector Madden series, set between the time after WWI and the late 1950s in England. Never read a better crime thriller. Nothing for the faint-hearted though! And secondly, F. Paul Wilson’s Repairman Jack series, with all its spin-offs. If you like Jack Reacher and how he takes care of injustices, Repairman Jack should be right up your street!

  10. Hi Sheldon,
    I love how you set up this site. I love to read mysteries from the first book that is written to the last.
    My fave’s are that I don’t see listed are:
    Patricia Cornwell
    Tami Hoag
    Kathy Reich

    Oh and I love all their books.

  11. Hi Sheldon,

    love your site.
    My books are best read in this order:

    Dragon’s Gap Bk1 – Reighn & Sage’s Story
    Dragon’s Gap Bk2 – Sharm & Edith’s Story
    Dragon’s Gap – Love’s Catalyst ( A novella)
    Dragon’s Gap Bk3 – Storm and Charlie’s Story
    Dragon’s Gap Bk4 – Ash & Olinda’s Story
    Dragon’s Gap Bk5 – Ace & Harper’s Story
    Dragon’s Gap – Love’s Impulse (A novella)
    Dragon’s Gap Bk6 – Thorn & Ciana
    Dragon’s Gap Bk7 – Conor & Ocean
    A Christmas Story. (A Novella)

    So concludes my Dragon’s Gap series.

  12. I just started reading a new author by the name of Vince Flynn, and I’m already eight books into this great character’s adventures. This series would be a great addition to your list, as the publication order is different from the chronological order. With this series I have tried to stick to the chronological order as I was just starting this series. I actually like this way as you really get to know the main character and his motivation better when reading it in this order. Also the first two books in chrono order were written 10 years after the “first” book of this series.

    I do find it interesting though as I can tell his writing skill/style improved as published books, but I have found it doesn’t distracted from the story, just something I noticed.

    This would be how I have read these books:

    Transfer of Power.
    The Third Option.
    Separation of Power.
    Executive Power.
    Memorial Day.
    Consent to Kill.
    Act of Treason.
    Protect and Defend.
    Extreme Measures
    Pursuit of Honor
    The Last Man

    The following books still have the main character, but have been written by another author (Kyle Mills) after Vince Flynn’s death. I have yet to get to these last books, but I have heard they are still very interesting:

    The Survivor
    Order To Kill
    Enemy of the State
    Red War

  13. Hi Sheldon!
    Your site is a God send. I really like Debra Dunbar’s Imp World books. There are the main books, with the main character, but, other, offshoot series, with secondary characters from the main series as mains. There are 32 novels and novellas in the series so far.

    Also, have you considered Anne Rice’s series?

  14. R.a.Salvatore the drizzt do urden books are brilliant … and another fantasy writer I love Robert Aspirin …. next best humorous fantasy writer to Terry pratchett his mything series is brill… also Tracy hickmen and margaret weis dungeons and dragons books

  15. Brandon Sanderson’s books are fantastic!! He’s a prolific writer putting out 1 to 3 books per year. His specialty is epic fantasy and he became known for writing the last three books of Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” series after his death. He has written adult fantasy, YA fantasy and even a juvenile series and I have yet to be disappointed by any of his books. I highly recommend his Stormlight Archive series and Mistborn series.

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