Monday, March 24, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Books

The sleuth in my cozy mystery series, Ellie Avery, is a professional organizer and is inordinately fond of lists. While I’m not an organizer, I do love to make lists. And, what could be better than a list about books?

So here is a random sampling of some of my favorite books.

Favorite Children’s Book: The Secret Garden

Favorite Mystery Series: The Good Thief’s Guide series

Favorite New Non-Mystery: Where Did You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Sample

Favorite Agatha Christie: The Moving Finger

Favorite Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility

Favorite Thriller: At Risk by Stella Rimington

Favorite Romance: Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig


Favorite Re-read: Austenland by Shannon Hale

What about you? What books make your favorite things list? 

When not avidly searching for new favorite reads, Sara writes a cozy mystery series (Ellie Avery series) and a suspense series with a dash of romance (On the Run series). As a military spouse Sara has moved around the country (frequently!) and traveled internationally, which inspired her latest suspense series. Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, "satisfying," "well-executed," and "sparkling."

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  1. You've got some fabulous books on here, Sara, including several of my personal favorites (I love Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series and am a HUGE Austen fan ;). The Good Thief's Guide series sounds like a lot of fun -- I'll have to check that one out!

  2. I think you'll like the Good Thief's series. It's got a mix of mystery and humor--two of my favorite things. :)

  3. Great suggestions! Everyone loves that Bernadette book. I gotta give it another whirl.

  4. Love this list! I've been meaning to read Austenland! Now I have no excuse!

    1. It's a bit different from the movie, but I like them both.

  5. Thanks for even more books to add to my stack! Beautiful covers!

    1. I love all the covers, too. I think the Good Thief Venice is my favorite. Love the blue tones.