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Michael, if I understand you correctly, you equate being a professional author with making enough money to live off published books. I hire a team of professionals for edits and a cover. Readers buy my books and think of me as the author of those books. Nobody gives it to you, you earn it by writing a story, a novel, or even a blog post. Furthermore, when our second book hit the NYT our advance was only fifteen grand. Under your criteria, even though, we had earned NYT and USAT bestseller status, we would not be considered authors, because the majority of our income came from 9 to 5 jobs.

The purpose is to drive traffic without which blogs wither and fade away. The only way to generate that traffic is by being outrageous and controversial or silly. The validity of the argument becomes irrelevant. Indie books are all over bookstore shelves today. I do know a lot of indie writers go the indie route for the simple fact of having more control over their books and making more money through this route. Does that mean they all are actually good authors? They took that chance of opening up their mind and then showing it to others.

You can hate their books and you can not buy their books. Most of the time if you want to join a club, you generally have to be approved by those who are already in it. In one corner of the ring, we have Michael Kozlowski, whom Goodreads lists as an author with five distinct works. In the other corner of the ring we have indie, self-pubbed authors. Goodreads lists me as an author of 25 distinct works with a 4. On Amazon, my last book has a 4. I will be looking forward to reading more of her work.

Another favourite author added to my list. Like studio executives, publishers gamble and hedge their bets on what might be commercial enough to sell enough books to make them a profit. Is this a thing? While traditional publishers are locking said gates and gouging prices of ebooks, readers all over the world are embracing new work from new writers at a fraction of the cost. As it is wont to do with exploration and experimentation, the cream ultimately rises to the top, allowing both aspiring and seasoned writers alike to write their own paycheck. Even dirty birdies like me get to live my dream and yes, even make a living with what I write.

Stephen Kings of the future are no longer nailing rejection letters to a spike on their wall, waiting for their big break. Thanks to the digital revolution — which pretty much pays your bills as an editor for an online magazine devoted to such — these brave folks are connecting with readers who simply want a great story. Even you, who wrote this incendiary blog to drive up hits to your website, can be considered a writer by these standards. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.

Then who are they being written by? Casper the Friendly Ghost? Grow up, get a life. An Author is one who writes — period. I suggest your snobbery and superiority complex is going to bring you a lot more pain than you realise….

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As you said for scientists, In the science world, things are very different. If an Indie writer puts only one work out and sells 10 copies a year I can see your point of view, but Indie authors sells 10 copies every hour, and if readers buy their books and enjoy reading them, those Indies ARE authors, whatever you can think otherwise. Besides, who told you that your definition of Professional Authors do actually make a living out of their writing? You have a very simplistic view of the publishing industry and believe in lots of myths.

Are you going to extend the same logic to those people who advertise on, and thereby presumably pay for, this site? Will you tell, for example http: There are also several instances of flawed logic in your argument. An author is someone who has written a book! I have written six books, including five novels and I consider myself an author.

I may self-publish and be a published author or I may not. I may be accepted by a publisher and be a published author or I may not. I write poetry and consider myself a poet as well as an author and writer and for that matter, also a journalist. These are just names we give to certain actions or professions, whether those professions pay or not, or are accorded recognition by others.

If I garden I can call myself a gardener! If I cook I can call myself a cook! If I paint I can call myself an artist! So, if I write books I can call myself an author. Michael, you are a controversialist born and bred. Simply flip your OED open to the page where author is defined and save yourself the trouble of making a blog post that uses your own insecurities to put other people down. By definition, someone is a professional when they are being paid money to provide a product or service. And by definition, once someone has written a story, poem, play, or other work, they are the author of that work.

Writer — Someone who writes stuff. Author — A writer that creates a finished work. Professional Author — An author that makes a living off of finished works. The person that wrote it is the author of the work. A Professional Author simply gets paid for his work, i. Mike, the entire article in this post should be amended.

I guess they laugh instead each time they receive a 5 digit royalty check from Amazon every month. Your objection seems to be centered on the fact that some indie authors write crap. Well if that is the problem look to the major houses too, they have filled bookstores with crap since before I was born and judging by your photo I am old enough to be your dad.

In fact entire houses like Harlequin are devoted to vomiting up crap. Worry about your own life,not what others do. Ok so lets look to all those get rich quick, and self help authors who have gone through publishing houses. Last week, I had lunch with a traditionally published author who is under contract with Penguin. She is looking for a full-time job because she cannot make any money off of her books. Or worse, Virginia Woolf because she self-published.

So, by your definition Snookie is a real author and Hugh Howey is not because you stated one must make a living off of their work, but clarified that Indie or Self-published writers should never call themselves authors, while those who are traditionally published may. I find your argument flawed. I suppose a self-published writer who makes a living from their self-published works would just make the world implode from illogic, then?

Or at least as much of a living as any author can, since many people have pointed out that authors who make enough to quit their dayjobs are few and far between. How about the cases of those who have self-published their works and then those very same works were picked up by a traditional publishing house?

Were they not authors before they were signed by a big name? It would be far more productive to discuss how we can all do better in a rapidly changing industry than to quibble over definitions and decide who can and cannot be members of the club. You sir, are an idiot. Go get a life. As somebody who writes books and sells them to readers on line I will call myself whatever my customers would call me.

And believe it or not, what they call me is an Author. In fact as a customer, I loathe stupid titles that just obfuscate what it is a person really does. A housewife is not a domestic engineer, not if she wants anyone else to know what the heck she does. Why are independent musicians and film makers and visual artists never denigrated in this manner? But that is rapidly changing, and this article is an example of that kind of vanity-press thinking gasping its death throes. You got your fifteen minutes of fame. What about the Oxford comma? The ability to make a living does not equal the primary source of revenue.

Maybe not until the third book of his deal — or even worse. This whole paragraph is crap: Intent informs the designations; Auntie Jane who takes pics of the baby is not a photographer, but if Auntie Jane starts to study angles and lighting, and tries to make of the photo something more than just a picture of a baby, she has become a photographer. Someone who comments on blog posts and writes letters to the editor is not a writer, of course, but as soon as that fellow or gal decides to make an effort to learn how to construct a sentence and write a complete piece that has cohesion and meaning to a reader, they are — ta da and voila!

If they decide to put it in book format, they are an author. Finding a publishing house to take you on as part of the definition… really? So for all the years that Jane Austen toiled to write her books before finding a publisher, she was not an author? Yes, the definitions are frustratingly vague, but this is human endeavor, not calculus.

Why do we need a distinction? Who benefits from these distinctions? The readers, who get a vast verity of books to choose from for a reasonable cost? The writers, who get to pursue their dreams or a few nervous, old school throwbacks, who desperately want things to remain the same in order to keep their fragile egos intact?

The publishers who see authors reclaiming their rights to go Indie and earn more in a month than what they got twice a year from their publishers, and Indie authors who refuse with a laugh their crappy contracts. This just reads as all the sour grapes and knee jerk reaction you can find in many desperate comments around trying to keep alive a dying publishing business model that have no more legs to stand on. I have backers from eight different countries.

This article reads like it was written by some jaded writer who has never produced anything of note, and probably never will. Wow, do you think self-published writers are not of sufficient quality? Maybe there are lots of typos and grammatical errors in their work, right? Like in this article? I agree with all of the many people who disagree, and for this reason: I know and have known many people who have written really great works.

I know poets and songwriters and novelists, all of whom keep their stuff in boxes and folders and no one gets to read them but their friends. I love how easy it is to self-publish nowadays, and I think that everyone who takes the time to write a novel and publish it be proud to call him or herself an author! By your standard, John Keats should not have been allowed to consider himself a poet during his lifetime, since his only publication was a limited run that sold copies. It does imply that. It only implies that you have written a book. If you do not make a living from your writing, you are a writer.

So my point still stands. There you go, trying to pawn the blame to the readers again. You indie writers really make me laugh. You guys always try and shift the blame to the readers. The Readers will determine a good book, the readers will determine good editing, the readers will make the cream rise to the top. Stop trying to make the readers do all of your work. So here we go again, you are clearly unable to find a fault with my core points and start bullying me. So until that point, for every trad published book 10, indie books will be submitted, 9, will suck,.

So if i call you a hack, that is what you are? Sounds like you are devoid of personality and a soul and let other people define you. Sounds like a blank template to me and as such, your opinion is irrelevant. I thought Snookie had a ghost writer? Her book sold because the vast majority of America liked her TV show and she is famous. The only reason people know about him is because of his non-stop promotion, i thought the Silo books were actually terrible! I would say, its more like a lifetime of fame, whereas you Gin, should be sold as bio-fuel.

Michael, those are not Indie writers. You put everything and everyone in one basket. Then yes, the slush pile exists and everyone can write words in a week, let grandma read once and click the publish button. That because the slush pile is today self-publishing itself, every single Indie Author is de facto part of the slush pile? Besides, it is delusional to think that just because something is printed by a publisher it is of good quality.

It is not at all weird that Indie writers those who do write well have better ratings in Amazon than traditional published authors. They opened the gates so that everyone can publish, even kids can do that, sure, but believing that everything that comes out from a publishing house is de facto better is as delusional as saying that Indie writers cannot call themselves Authors.

Some do, i was looking at many sites that sell indie titles and its all 0 downloads 0 sales. I think indie writers just have a super high opinion of themselves because they think what Hugh Howey and Mark Coker say is true. No, you are a writer, seriously, stop with the all high-and-mighty act. If you derive your primary income from writing, you are a professional author. The only thing we did as a company was put out a few buyers guides a few years ago and promptly forgot about them. There is not 1, successful self-published authors. The only reason you hear about him is because he sleeps ontop of his soapbox.

By your definition, being able to make a living with your writing, there are many traditionally published authors that would not be considered an author. Not every author that signs with the Big Boys gets an advance. They got a break. Much harder, because you have to prove yourself more than a traditionally published author.

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However, being indie is more rewarding. The author loved it. Being indie, you have the final say on everything. You also take the most risk. Most of traditionally published authors cannot live only off their books, just as most Indies. As a matter of fact, an Indie writer has more chance to live off his writing alone than a mid-list traditionally published author. Ah, but some just need to look at the 4 figures of their monthly Amazon royalty. And keep in mind the warehouse full of returned, unsold traditionally published books.

Again, it is common to both Indies and authors with contracts with a publishing house. I wondered how Michael Kozlowski would handle detractors. Look out Guy Kawasaki — here comes Michael Kozlowski! There are many indie authors that have been discovered by readers that otherwise would not have. Traditional publishers thought they knew what readers wanted. So yes, anyone should be able to publish and try to reach their dream. And yes, no one should decide what constitutes a good book or a bad book, except for the reader… and that will vary by reader.

What one reader loves, another might not. But it should be their decision on what they want to read. My question would be, why do you think that you or anyone else has the right to decide who can and cannot be an author? You are right in that there are a lot of bad indie books out there, but I also think there are a lot of bad trad books out there… some of which are indie publishers that got picked up by trad publishers because readers loved the books. Everyone has a dream and I am glad there are places like Amazon and Smashwords that make it possible to make that dream a reality.

Why do you need this line in the sand so badly? But the energy needed to either ignite the human body or to dehydrate it first for later ignition seems to be a net loss. Or were you suggesting some type of electro-chemical reaction — perhaps bombarding the bodies of your enemies a growing horde, btw with Official Author Protean judgement Waves? The writing, and sentence structure, was absolute rubbish. Just stand up and be proud. The ones really damaging the reputation of self-published books are self-publishers themselves — not Michael Kozlowski.

Who, by the way, if you could read through the veil of tears, makes some valid points. Yes, there are some great authors out there who self-publish, or bounce back and forth between traditional and self-publishing. The very hard work of getting it right. And they understand publishing. They understand marketing and editing and advertising and how the industry works. They know their own strengths and weaknesses.

They know when to delegate, when to make a stand and when to give in. Unfortunately, far too many self-published books that I see as a reviewer and editor, I see a lot of them simply would never ever be published by anyone BUT the author. The biggest shame, though, is that with a little more effort, so many of these books could have worked. Many of them have great ideas, compelling characters, clever plotting. They could hav e been much better books. You decide to self-publish your masterpiece, go for it.

But make it the best damn book it can be. And yet Snooki is getting all the credit as the author. How she got the sales or the contract are moot points. She got them, and according to your definition, she is an author and Hugh Howey is not. The reason people know about him is because he writes books they like. And there are more than documented indie authors earning a living or better with their books. I am currently working on writing my third novel.

Call me what you like but in the meantime check out my latest book, Take Me Home and decide for yourself. I am a avid reader and have been for most of my 64 years. I am NOT an author, Indie or otherwise. I read fiction for pleasure. Is there any other reason? Also have found many not so good works from both. So, feel free to ignore the opinion of a mere reader, and I will continue to read what I want without your approval, and I suspect many other readers will do the same.

Thanks for taking the time to make such a polite and well punctuated reply. I had no idea my original argument was so cogent but if you have to get personal then it appears you have no answer to logic. I have a friend who is a keen cyclist, by your logic, because he is an amateur athlete he must call himself an velocopedist until somebody sponsors or pays him. It just seems a bit… weird. Ah yes, right back atcha then.. You know, starting sent. That sort of ignorant derision speaks volumes. The writing in this article is absolutely terrible.

And you know what? I think people can call themselves whatever they want to. Pick up a dictionary and review the definition for author.


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In order for the industry to better write about self-publishing standardizing the terminology is essential. No, you have to be humble, hone your craft and write a few hours everyday. I wrote my response here: Kind of makes me wonder if his account has been hacked. I knew nothing about Hugh Howey. And discovered there was more because I came to Wool late in the game, and so I found the entire Wool Omnibus was already out and Hugh Howey was already hard at work on the Shift series.

He is another Indie self promoter that you probably hate. Thing is, I read and enjoyed The Dig before I knew anything about its author. Rowling had just now written her first Harry Potter book, would she have considered the self publishing route? Considering what I have read about her difficulties in first getting published, she may well have tried self publishing if that option had been open to her at the time.

Publishing as a business is relatively new as far as the history of writing is concerned. Self-publishing has been the primary mode of publication throughout history with the exception of the last two centuries give or take. With the advent of technology and self-publishing initiatives publishing has been freed from the constraints of business models that drive certain genres and content ahem…Twilight… while other genres languish poetry. An author is a writer and not simply someone who has had their work recognized as that which will best drive a business model.

All I can see here is overwhelming arrogance. Consider the possibility, at least. It is a known phenomenon to Howey and others that his SF appeals more, by far, to those who are not that into SF and less so to those who are. What a moronic screed against nothing. Some of us prefer going indie or small press because that is where most of the innovative writing is taking place these days, whereas the Big Houses publish CRAP a lot of the time. And then you get hostile and nasty toward those who are taking you to task…. This elitist bull is getting old really fast. I have sold foreign rights to my indie published books.

I have turned down publishing contracts here in the US. True, but it is out there and has a chance to be read by someone. I will admit, I am not making a living, as you put it, but I do know that my sales have gone up since I first started a few years ago. And this goes for both indie and traditional authors. One guy used to get to me. He used to on a weekly basis complain about all the indie authors that were ruining his career.

Then someone sent me his book. I believe that if a book is well written and an author continues to do their best, then it will pay off. They know there is crap out there. They also sing the praises of the authors that they love and warn you of the ones they hate. I think self publishing allows a lot of people to publish quickly without the preparedness that is forced upon them through going theough a publishing house. I understand that, I understand that people, especially with their first novel, can be excited and over quick to publish when perhaps they are not ready.

There are people who have paid editors and proofreaders, who work hard on advertising their work, who understand that the quality of their work should not have to suffer just because they can publish more quickly. A lot of people I have spoken to have felt uncomfortable with the lack of control over their own novels that traditional publishing provokes. I entirely understand why in this day and age, when authors do not have to relinquish control of their own work, they would pick the self publishing option.

I was debating you. Your definition is so narrow that you make what is otherwise a perfectly functional dictionary definition meaningless. If you can earn your living from your writing, you are a professional author. Otherwise, instead of conveying clarity of meaning, which is what you appear to want, you are advocating some kind of linguistic penalty for not reaching an arbitary standard you set, which is, well, you figure it out.

Again, adjectives are wonderful things ….

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How lucky for you to know all those great unheralded and unpublished and unnamed poets and songwriters and novelists. Feel free to put up your own money and publish them. Have you ever worked for a publisher, or gone through a slush pile? Seen the quality of unsolicited manuscripts? Those books mostly are awful. Although slush may be too kind a word. For an Editor in Chief, your skills are lacking.

Unable to find a fault with your core points? There are so many faults with your core points. Those are just the first things that pop into my head. Perhaps more people would take you seriously if you actually took the time to do what you claim as your job title, namely edit. I like how you indies always have to reference some great writers of yore. Yet, try and name 10 awesome indie writers from ? I find it laughable that you guys even put Dickens in the same sentence as your lowly eBook. Its not elitist, its stimulating a proper discussion on a better classification system for authors.

Real Authors are ones that make money from their books, anyone can submit a word doc, a real author lives from their book sales. The account is not hacked. I need to take a stand, and not get hurt by your pitchforks or flaming torches. Which is having the opposite effect of pushing formerly trade published authors to exclusively self publish instead of be hybrids. Meanwhile instead of raising royalties or writing up more fair contracts, publishers are holding internet crowd sourcing, reality TV type contests, and college contests to try to find young less savvy authors.

Snooki sells books based on her name, i congratulate her on releasing a book people want to read. Here is some advice, read her book.


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Maybe you will like this post — http: Publishing companies offer more value than you think. They have editors, PR, copywriters, cover artists and more. The rest of the indie writers? They only dream of it. Emily Dickinson published one 1 poem in her lifetime, therefore she is not an author. Not that she was ever an author; she was a poet. But someone like George Gissing is not? Best of luck to you as you dodge the pitchfork wielding masses.

How typical of someone so ignorant and high off their own opinion, that instead of engaging in an actual debate on the subject, you respond by calling me an idiot. You can nitpick and try to say that an author is someone who is represented by a house, who makes X amount of money etc.

But then I could also nitpick and once again tell you to pull out a dictionary and reacquaint yourself with the definition of that word. I am aghast that you are resorting to name-calling. You, sir, just lost the debate. Just like anyone who makes clothes or jewelry that sell on Etsy or their own personal websites should not be allowed to be called seamstresses, costumers, or jewelry makers. All of it is totally illegitimate and worthless.

Definitely not real cooks, servers, or managers working there. We all know that every independent restaurant puts out poor quality food, too. Why do they even open their doors in the first place, really? And artists, too, how could we forget? Get a real job and stop polluting the market with your trash where REAL artists are trying to make their millions.

Are you a mechanic who opened up his own garage or works to refurbish old cars to sell to the public and make a profit at it? Your album makes a ton of money and you have scores of fans? Maybe next time, champ. Makes perfect sense to me. The amount of ire Mr. Kozlowski is unleashing on indie authors makes him sound like a very frustrated, frightened and jealous little child. I cannot believe how venomously he attacked Tom simply for stating that he would decide what he likes to read himself. Well… not so much anymore. Hi Michael, thanks for your reply. That said, as stated above I can entirely understand the choice of many people to go into self publishing.

I am in the last year of my degree and also suffering from health problems so the only time I have for reading is reading for university. Please let me know. My point is merely that great gems can be hidden in strange, unlikely places and formats. As I said originally, I by no means think this is the Norma, I believe that ebooks lend themselves to authors who may be ill prepared or ill edited and yet take the plunge anyway so I understand your point of view entirely. Also, how many independently published books have you actually read? What are you even basing this argument off of?

This is petulant and misinformed at best. Truly a man we should look up to and whose opinion we should value. Have done everything myself. No one has heard of my real name. I meant that in a good way… 8. Why do you feel the need to add a class system to something that is relatively simple? How the book is distributed has no weight on the term author.

By that meaning writers and authors who never share their works are what? Also adding class systems to anything is elitist. What world do you live in? The vast majority have no voice. The problem with the argument, as presented by this article, is that it presumes both publishing camps to contain absolutes. It fails to appreciate, however, that publishing is in fact far more complex.

While it is true that the self-publishing collective allows for growing quantity of poor writing and non-existent editing, it is equally true that traditional presses are sometimes guilty of the same thing. I have been involved in reissuing out-of-print works for a new press and I am often aghast at the mistakes found in books by supposedly reputable publishing houses.

Many small presses are little more than one or two people publishing the work of themselves and their friends and even larger presses are often riddled with cronyism and nepotism. Also, it has to be said that commercial publishers often judge submissions based on a very narrow rubric entirely based upon current commercial concerns. I know someone that had their book picked up by Penguin, a very large and reputable press, only to see the book dive with very poor sales despite a decent advertising campaign and subsequently remaindered. I can tell you for a fact that many commercial and genre fiction presses look for easily digestible pulp fiction written in a straight ahead narrative style by which to appease the hordes of junk novel downloaders and collect quick-fire sales.

You can not argue that such books are authors are somehow superior to all other authors who, for one reason or another, do not take that route. The rest of the series is great. Many readers had some trouble with book 2 and stopped reading the series. They are missing out on a great epic story. They are thick books…. I found them very compelling…and hard to put down though, even then it does take more than a day to read.

But I read the first one in about 3 days which is quick for a page book! I did find a couple of titles on your list I will try though! I always like to see what others put on their great reads list. Have your read any Jodi Picoult? Jodi picoult what I read were very good.

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I loved the storyteller that was the first one I read by her. I did like the tv show though. My Sisters Keeper is one of my all time favorites. So different from the movie. I love how all her books have a surprising twist! The Storey teller was a great book! I just finished SmalGreat Things by the same author. I found it to be a good read. I have also been hooked on Jojo Moyes and enjoyes reading all the books I could find by her.

The first Outlander was amazing. To me, they got steadily worse and repetitive after the first one. Funny, I was able to put Dark Matter down. I agree the Fault In Our Stars was great! Since you enjoyed that try Picoults My Sisters Keeper. You will laugh you will cry! The whole series is amazing. Have you read Memoirs of a Geisha?

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Compelling, tragic but so satisfying to read! I reread it every few years-so good! I find Chris Bojalian books to be hour page turners for sure. They are though provoking, suspenseful, but very sophisticated and detailed. I also love that most of his books are set either in rural Vermont or the hip city of Burlington, VT. I just read The Wonder by Emma Donoghue in 24 hours and came to this post to see if it was on the list.

I thoroughly enjoyed it! Francine Rivers is my absolute favorite Christian writer! Read in 24 hours or less. And any book by Laine Moriarty. Every one of hers I can never stop!! SO FUN to come across a list like this. Though The City, also by Dean Koontz took a few days, it was an excellent read!

My newest unputdownable was very long, but so good. Edgar and Lucy by Victor Lodato. I just finished A Man Called Ove. It was one of my favorite books of all time. Go read it or listen to it on Audible…the narrator is fabulous! All three I have read and I highly recommend all. We discussed A J Fikry at my book club. Read Guernsey a long time ago but I liked it. Listening to A Man Called Ove right now and love it. Find myself chuckling outloud as a I am out walking the dog! My sister and I executed a one week, self-planned trip to Guernsey based on our total enjoyment of this book!

Not even sure if I took a bathroom break. Read any book by Edward Bunker. My list of authors: Once I finish up this series I plan to read some of her others, she has written many. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. By far my favorite read in a long time. Completely un-put-down-able Loved Ove as well! I read it a few months ago — mixed the title up with another one! Had to get through to stop worrying and feeling scared, and every other emotion!

Read in 24 hours — I could not sleep until I finished it! It chronicles the life of a gal named Lucy, whose parents marry her off at 15 in the year to a 50 year old Civil War vet. Favorite of all time. I started 23 years ago. The audible versions by Davinia Porter are amazing. My husband would never read them, but we are now listening to book 5. Fate Ball by Adam W. Jones Fantastic debut novel about love and loving someone with an addiction. A quick read and a powerful story.

Aw I love this! Not a traditional book club but one for chitchat about books being read! I have read everything she has written but Three Wishes touched home for me the most followed by Big Little Lies. Nothing better than a good book. Anything by Charles Martin is awesome! What an incredible story!!!!

I listened to this book!! The readers were two women and did an unbelievable job. Not to mention that the story was incredible. I felt like I was in the car with them. Another incredible listen is Story Hour. Speak by Lauri Halse Anderson. My daughter had to read it for school. We ended up with an extra copy. I started reading it before I went to worked and finished it that night. A Man Called Ove — I listened to it on audiobook and then reread it because it was sooo good. I am reading Beartown, the latest book, read the first three and the short one on saying goodbye…had no problems with the others.

This one is more difficult, the theme is much deeper than hockey, but all the hockey references slow me down! Loved Little Big Lies…and anything else by Moriarity. Just finished Hillbilly Elegy—a must read about a very poor segment of society. Also like The Girl in Cabin Ten. Some books I could hardly put down: BTW, there was also a movie made, and I was surprised at how good it was. Lots of details were left out, but whoever wrote the screenplay did an amazing job.

One of my all time favorites as well. I loved this book, but hated the ending to the movie. I thought the ending of the book was perfection. Wow, three of the four you have above are also my all time favorites. I still miss PK and Owen! I listen to my books, a long commute. I received it as a gift from someone who knew I loved to read but not sure what I liked to read. Same person gave me The Power of One. She is now my source of must have books. She is now my source for must have books. Some great books on this list! Another author I breeze through because their just that good is anything by Jessica gadziala.

Both are so good but I could not put Shifting down and I have a hard time getting into anything else. The Art of Racing in the Rain, is probably one of my all time favorites! Love dogs, loved the story, cried a lot. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was so compelling that I read it for two days straight, hardly taking a moment to sleep! Oh to be loved like she was!!! I raced through Inconceivable by Tegan Wren. Would these books be good for a 16yo? Mainly avoiding graphic sexual content and super strong language?

It is fiction based on a true happening…a horrific fire in that burned much of coastal Maine. I highly recommend it! Janet Evanovich — Stephanie Plum Series, have been reading this series for over 17 years, still makes me laugh out loud! All of Elin Hilderbran. The first book I remember reading in one sitting was The Color Purple. I had bought it the day before and that Saturday morning I picked it up to read a bit while having my coffee. I absolutely could not stop reading…no chores done that day!

Horrible user experience, kick them off your ad program! But thanks for the list. I would buy a few of them but my eyes are blinked by the rapid blinking of the ad. I will come back later! Some of them sound good. You need an ad block plug in or at least I think that is the proper term- but I know EXACTLY what you are talking about and an add blocker allows you to control what is popping up or blinking or flashing or scrolling or flapping and squalling… and generally interfering with your ability to focus on the content that you wish to enjoy.

I wish you well, content warrior! If you use Firefox, Ad Block Plus is an awesome ad blocker. Try Firefox or Chrome. Read each one in a day or less. Going to see what our library has from your list, I rarely buy books anymore. Over 13, reviews on Amazon. Her story is both heartbreaking and heartwarming.

I loved that one too! Some people in my book club had trouble keeping the characters straight but I enjoyed it. But it was really interesting and well thought out. I am staying away from The Lake House based on the description. Another great and spooky read is Graveminder by Melissa Marr, and anything Alice Clayton reads is instantly devoured by me. Great list—What Alice Forgot is great. All of the women are dirt poor in the midst of the Great Depression.

Many are Native American. It is a non-fiction book that reads like fiction. I could not get past the first 60 pages. I tried I really really did, but every time I went to pick it up I was dreading it. I made it to page 60 and declared it a good attempt. I have recommended it countless times. I prefer fast paced books, something that keeps me coming back for more. Thought it was overhyped. I LOVED Arthur, I had to wait a couple days to read another book after finishing because I just wanted to think about this book for a while and mourn the characters being over for me!

I stayed up 2 nights way too late to read it just because I felt so good while reading the book. Sister, Sister by Sue Forten was a great way to spend time on a plane. Layla Hagen- has a series about the Bennett family. Each book I have read in a day.

I love the series and each book individually. The Rosie Project drew me in immediately, and The Paris Architect kept me thinking about it after it was finished. Loving Frank made me do some research. Bittersweet by La Toya T Haynes! Read in a day…. Love a good contemporary romance novel. Thanks for the great list! It truly moved me. Not a horror theme and totally compelling from start to finish. I am just amazed anyone can finish a book in an afternoon!!!

You ladies are amazing. Goodness Falls by Ty Roth is a great one-afternoon read! One of my favorite books! We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is also an excellent book; I read it in two days. I read Of Sand and Ash and cant stop thinking about it. Beautifully written and both a romance and a history lesson. I just read I am the messenger by Markus Zusak.

Oooh this looks goood! Will check some more on this list. Susan Meissner A Fall of Marigolds is a new favorite author of mine. She does her research and weaves it beautifully into her story! They must all be good because my library was out of ALL of them! It was so good I could not put it away! Ride in the squad car from the comfort of your favorite reading chair.

It is a story about rescuing a baby wild blue jay and the family that raised and released him. He comes back everyday as the Mom has Ovarian Cancer. As the author says by the end you will wonder just who saved who! It is available on Amazon and kindle too. Riddle book if you found that one sci-first intresting. His sci-fi novels have this awesome Clive Cussler feel to them and will definitely keep you in suspense. Great for a quick read on a portable.

A fun little tale about the adventures of a Wish Facilitator. You have excellent taste. Every single book by Colleen Hoover! Her books are just that good! She really drags you into them and connects you with the characters. I was excited to find this list- I have it on my fridge! So far I liked You let me go a lot! And You will know me, enjoyed as well. Plus I mostly listen on audio , so maybe that contributed.

Seemed everyone loved that book but me. Thanks for the great ideas!!! Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. I read it a few weeks ago, and now I want to re-read it slowly to savor it. Just love love love them. I bought it for a plane ride; I was up early and thought I would read and sleep, but that was before I read the first chapter. I finished it six hours later as we landed. I started telling my family all about it, only to find they had been passing around their copies to each other and friends.

These 2 books led me to reading everything that Liane Moriarty has published. Looking forward to the other books. I will load some on my Kindle. Liane Moriarity has become my new favorite author!!! Which one did you enjoy more? I love this list and thanks for the feedback , What Alice Forgot will be my next one.. Hi Paige, I only listen to books because I need to multitask. I listened to What Alice Forgot and loved it. I believe if the narrator is good it makes the book even better. Very helpful and I will check those out as well. Available through Amazon and well worth the read.

My new favourite author. In a dark, dark wood. A book you could read in 24hrs also. Thought I would share. It will become part of my summer reading list. Just finished in 48 hours. It was that good. Also a YA novels that probably appeals as much to adults as teens. Thanks for the suggestions! Read it in 24 hours. We read it for Book Club and we all agreed it was contrived…definitely not one of his best.

Luckily, I had asked an expert to speak about human trafficking who made the reading more worth while. Guest Room is better than his newest one Sleepwalker, but the new one is still a great read! I second that suggestion! Loved the complex, believable characters in the backdrop of World War II. You can find it on Amazon. There is some difficult subject matter relating to genocide. OMG it was so good. One to tetras every summer. I love books by Amy Harmon. I read Sand and Ash in about 8 hours.

Her characters are always amazing! Working on a few of them as I write this comment, but mostly just excited to go out there and buy a few new ones, thank you for sharing! Just discovered Julia Keller. A Killing in the Hills. Now onto Bitter River…slower but really good. Loved Rules of Civility! Amor Towles is a genius. Highly recommend A Gentleman in Moscow, sublime story and characters. All of the books that I have read by the author Sharon Sala I have had real problems putting them down until I am finished.

Ever read the Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell? Dark Matter was fantastic! Thanks for the suggestion. Really liked What Alice Forgot up til the end. Then it got wonky. Love Josephine Tey but her books are so hard to find! YA fantasy with adventure, a spirited heroine, and lots of fun! This is the 1st in a trilogy; 2 will be out May ! I think I had my roommates wait until I finished I may have driven us there! It was my intro to Vonnegut. Provenance by Donna Drew Sawyer.

I got blindsided so many times I read the book in two and a half hours. Also read Behind Closed Doors yesterday in one sitting. That one literally had me jumping out of my skin. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz!! Came out last year but I just discovered it. The Passenger indeed — you become the passenger and this is one heck of a ride!! I have never read a book in 24 hours in my life!! News of the World is the best book I read all year.

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown was like this for me. I read it non-stop this summer in any free time I had during and after my internship. A classic and fantastic book. I was excited to see Sleeping Giants on your list! Have you read the sequel? I might have liked it even more! I also read What She Knew very quickly.. I do not read a lot of thrillers but I really enjoyed that one!

Have read sea of tranquility like times and can always pick it up on a day when the mood for moody teenagers hits…. It is a quirky fun book that left me wanting more. I was just going to read a chapter or two but the intertwining of her personal story and her experience with helping these refugees that she met on public transportation was so compelling that I finally was able to shut of my light and go to sleep at 3 AM after finishing the book in one sitting.

The book has made me look at refugees and the difficulties that they face in a whole new light. I absolutely loved Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson. I started it a bedtime and finished about 4am. I already plan on reading it again!


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  5. Thank you for your recommendations! Reading keeps me sane! YES- for Susan Meissner! Really enjoyed The Great Alone, a novel about a family that goes to Alaska—but so much more than that. Woman in the Window was also a good read—a modern Rear Window. I am halfway down this list and they have every one been unputdownable. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

    You can also subscribe without commenting. You Will Know Me Author: Abbott has a reputation for writing nail-biters but this is the first of her work I read. In her newest release, she builds her domestic suspense around an elite teen gymnast—an excellent backdrop for a creepy mystery because in this high-stakes world people will stop at almost nothing to get what they want.

    Abbott kept me guessing the whole way through: Recommended reading for fans of Mary Kubica and Gillian Flynn. What Alice Forgot Author: Moriarty's works are compulsively readable: I spreed through this like it was the fluffiest chick lit, but found myself mulling over its themes for weeks after I finished. Rules of Civility Author: This Gatsby-esque novel plunges you into the streets of Manhattan, circa The girls vie for his affection—until one impulsive decision changes everything.

    A beautifully drawn story of wealth and class, luck and fate, love and illusion. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line: The story starts ten years after Veronica's high school graduation, a few months after the movie left off. Veronica is called in to investigate when a girl disappears from a Spring Break party, but it soon becomes apparent this is no ordinary missing persons case, and Veronica is quickly pulled back into Neptune's seedy underworld. This wasn't high literature or anything, but it was so much fun and had such good narrative drive I didn't want to stop until I knew how it ended.

    A Fall of Marigolds Author: I know a lot of Susan Meissner fans, and many of those readers cite this one as their favorite. The action goes back and forth in time between two women, a century apart, who are linked by a beautiful scarf and by their unlikely survival in two devastating tragedies in New York City. Meissner's tone makes this an easy, enjoyable read despite the tough subject matter, making it easy to polish off in a day.

    This fast-moving, cinematic thriller begins when the protagonist is kidnapped on his way home from meeting a friend, and is asked a strange question by his strangely familiar captor: Imagine the zaniness of Ready Player One , minus the video games or nostalgia trip. Good as Gone Author: I devoured this in one sitting. Usually I don't think the premise sells the book, but this one does: Julie was kidnapped from her own home when she was thirteen, and eight years later, the mystery is unsolved.

    Her family assumes the worst but can't be sure. Then one day, the doorbell rings, and it's Julie. But as she settles in to her new, old family, inconsistencies begin to emerge in her story. Why would she lie? Is it really her? I couldn't resist turning the pages until I found out for myself. I never, and I mean never, would have picked this up on my own, and was surprised to love it. Flash forward a few decades, and scientists begin to discover more body parts all over the globe. But with its interesting structure and strong narrative drive, it works.

    I hear the full cast audio recording is terrific. I Let You Go Author: It's trendy these days for every suspense novel to have a "shocking plot twist! I was stunned as I slowly came to see that the story wasn't about what I thought it was about at all, and THAT is what you'll be burning to talk about. On a dark, rainy night, a mother lets go of her son's hand for just an instant.

    The devastating accident sets the plot in motion. Part police procedural, part domestic suspense, with the ring of authenticity, no doubt thanks to Mackintosh's own 12 years as a police officer. This is an emotional roller coaster of a book. Sensitive themes ahead, so mind your triggers. The Forgetting Time Author: This was a summer reading guide top 5 pick. And they resolved it like adults, which is one of my biggest pet peeves in this new adult genre that I adore so much.

    The character development between the two was really amazing as well, and once again realistic; neither changed for the other, but they grew together and as individuals. As for the portrayal of the romance and erotica genre of the book world, the way Halle wrote about it was absolute brilliance.

    It was an accurate description of a genre that has gotten a lot of flak over the years and will continue to do so no doubt. Your email address will not be published. May 16, Release Date: