Top Ten Tuesday: Like That Author? Try This Author!

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.


This Week's Top Ten Tuesday Topic:
If You Like That Author, Try This Author
 
This week's topic is actually Books for People Who Like Author X, but for some reason that sounded hard. Like coming up with ten books that would appeal to someone who liked a certain author? Too hard. So I switched it up (imagine that) and instead I'm doing your basic 'hey, if you liked that author you'll probably dig this one, too' kind of thing. I'm never very good at the whole comparison thing so we'll see how this goes. (Am I really selling this post or what? 😂)

If You Like That Author, Try This Author

1. If you like Kennedy Ryan, try Taylor Jenkins Reid. Both are incredibly gifted storytellers who write immersive and emotion stories with characters who practically leap off the page.

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2. If you like Devney Perry, try Catherine Cowles. If small town romance with a side of suspense is your jam, these authors do not disappoint.

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3. If you like Melanie Harlow, try Emma Chase. If you love the swoony moments, great banter, and male POV's that feel authentic, both of these ladies deliver.

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4. If you like Sarina Bowen, try Sawyer Bennett. When you're in the mood for hockey romance, and you've read all of Bowen's Brooklyn Bruiser's series, grab Bennett's Pittsburg Titans series. You can thank me later. :)

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5. If you like Nalini Singh, try Anne Bishop. If you're captivated by Singh's Psy-Changeling world, pick up Anne Bishop's The Others series. Bishop created a brilliantly developed world with shifters (and vampires) that feel like friends.

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6. If you like Kennedy Fox, try Piper Rayne. Now that the writing duo of Kennedy Fox has parted ways (insert sobbing), Piper Rayne is a great go-to for romance series that focus on extended families. 
    
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7. If you like Josie Silver, try Marian Keyes. Both write a compelling blend of contemporary romance and women's fiction that always hits just right. 

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8. If you like Mia Sheridan, try Emma Scott. For romance that is going to engage your heart and emotions (i.e. you want to be utterly wrecked), both of these authors always deliver.

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9. If you like Tillie Cole, try T.M. Frazier. If dark romance that pushes all the boundaries is your thing, look no further.

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10. If you like Tracey Garvis Graves, try Jennifer Weiner. When it comes to women's fiction, these authors truly excel at developing female leads that are relatable. Following their journey is always a moving and emotional experience.

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Have you read any of these authors?

50 comments

  1. I love this! I've read several of these authors and agree with your comparisons.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! Glad to see you agree with some of these. :)

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  2. This is very helpful. Sometimes we all need help with read-alikes. I often turn to my public library with has a database called Novelist which overs read-alike ideas.

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  3. Elle Kennedy has a icehockey romance series too :) Great post!

    My TTT: https://laurieisreading.com/2023/03/28/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-people-who-want-to-have-a-throback-tuesday/

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    1. Laurie - Elle Kennedy is a good one! Her Off Campus series is a lot of fun.

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  4. I skipped this topic because it was too hard! I like Taylor Jenkins Reid. I'll have to try Kennedy Ryan.

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    1. Aj - I was *this close* to skipping this week because I thought it was a hard one, too. Then I just went for it. lol

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  5. This Charming Man sure does sound interesting.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-for-people-who-liked-shel-silverstein/

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    1. Thanks Lydia. I like the way she tackles serious themes with a bit of humor.

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  6. I've only read a couple of these authors, but I think your comparisons are spot-on from what I can tell! Whenever I think of TJR, my mind also goes to Emily Giffin, who is another great women's fiction author.

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    1. Thanks Angela! Emily Giffin is a good one. I've only read two by her so far, though.

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  7. Great list, I am just now reading Emily Henry!!
    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2023/03/top-ten-tuesday-new-authors-to-me.html

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    1. Jo - I've never read anything by Emily Henry. Hope you are enjoying it.

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  8. You did a great job making this post! I'm also terrible at doing these kinds of recommendation posts as well but I think the topic you picked was even harder, so that's awesome! 😂 Great list!

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    1. Thanks Dini! I find it so hard to make author/book comparisons! I almost skipped this week but decided to go for it at the last minute. :)

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  9. Ooo! These are great recommendations! I guess I need to try that Cole series. I've read others of hers, but not that one. I agree with the rest I've read, especially Perry and Cowles. I got my sister a Cowles book because she loves Perry.

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    1. Thanks Deanna! I am so hooked on the Hades Hangmen series it's crazy. I'm forcing myself to take a break and then I'm diving right back in. I love that you're turning your sister on to Catherine Cowles! :)

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  10. This is a great post! I also thought this topic was so hard so I went a little rogue today too :) I love Anne Bishop so now I really need to try Nalini Singh!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! Singh had been on my radar for ages and I finally started her Psy-Changeling series last year. It's easy to get hooked and she's created such an interesting world!

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  11. You did great with this! I always love reading Deanna's match ups since she's so good at it. I'm definitely not great at the matchups.

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    1. Thanks Alison! Deanna is so good at making those comparison and recommendations!

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  12. I didn't even try to do this week's TTT...it was too hard for me. But I really like your twist on it. And I finally have one of Catherine Cowles' books on hold at my library! I can't wait to check it out. :D

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    1. Lark - I was so close to skipping this week. It was a hard one. But I finally got inspired. :) Hope you get the Cowles book soon!

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  13. I am so bad at this, I even struggle when I read both the books in the pair. You did a great job finding matches though

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    1. Sam - Thanks... Deanna is so good at making matches and comparison, but I had to struggle. This was hard! lol

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  14. I've really liked what I've read of Taylor Jenkins- Reid. Every book she writes seems so unique.

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    1. Greg - TJR is so dependable. I always know she's going to deliver an incredible story.

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  15. This week I focused on an author who has surged so much in popularity recently that she's the focus of multiple books because I always feel weird comparing authors.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/love-agatha-christie-check-out-these-ideas/

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    1. Pam - Comparisons can be an easy way to find books that are similar in style to my favorites. I always enjoy that.

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  16. I love your choices. Ironically, I have read most of the THEN authors on your list and not the IF.... I need to try some of them!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! Funny that you've read most of the recs but not the originals. :)

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  17. I agree. This prompt was way too hard for me. I literally could not come up with ANYTHING, so I went rogue (again).

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Susan - I think a lot of people went rogue this week. It was a tough topic!

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  18. I've not read any of these, I'm not really a romance reader, but it seems like you did a great job!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/03/28/top-ten-tuesday-413/

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  19. Great post! I have only read a few of these but I have to agree with the comparisons there.

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  20. Of the authors mentioned, I've only read Jennifer Weiner. I really enjoyed both her characters and the sense of humor that laced each page. I'll definitely add Graves to my list of authors to lookout for!

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    1. Ethan - Jennifer Weiner is an author I've turned to for many years. Should you ever decide to give Tracey Garvis Graves a try, my favorite from her is The Girl He Used to Know.

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  21. I've read a few of these and I'd say you're spot on with your comps.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. Thanks Karen. I'm not great at comparisons but these seemed to make sense to me. :)

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  22. Great post! I've read books by TJR and Jennifer Weiner, but not the ones you paired them with, so I'll give those a try :)

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    1. Thanks Lucy! I wish Jennifer Weiner's book got more attention. I feel like they're often overlooked.

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  23. I agree with your comparison of Devney Perry and Catherine Cowles, and Nalini Singh and Anne Bishop. I love all four authors. Some of the other comparisons I've read one author but not the other. Will have to try Emma Scott and Marian Keyes. Great TTT!

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    1. Rachel - It's been years since I've read anything from Marian Keyes but I always loved her brand of humor. Very witty and very Irish. :)

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  24. Comparing Mia and Emma is a good fit! Also Tillie Cole and TM Frazier or Devney and Catherine. I'd compare TJR more to Julia Whelan than Kennedy Ryan personally but well done!

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    1. Sophie - Mia Sheridan and Emma Scott are so similar to me. In a good way. :) Both of them always put me through the wringer but they make it better in the end.

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  25. This prompt was a tricky one, but I think you did a great job! I've read a few of these and a few are on my tbr. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Dedra! I don't feel I'm particularly great at comparisons or recommendations, so this one almost stumped me. :)

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