I thought I’d take a break from the seriousness that has dominated this blog on Mondays the last few weeks. It’s time to talk about something fun. I want to ask you a question:

What awesome books are on your need to read list?

A lot of people have asked me what my favourite awesome books are, but I’d rather tell you about favourite genres or authors. I read way too much to only have a couple of favourite books. How about you?

Do you read fiction? What genres or authors are your favourites?

My favourite genres are:

  • Crime
  • Thriller
  • Horror
  • Fantasy

My favourite authors are:

  • Kathy Reichs
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Agatha Christie
  • Sue Grafton
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Anne Holt
  • Stephen King
  • Dean Koontz
  • Margit Sandemo
  • Jean M. Auel
  • Terry Pratchett

I’ve been reading books since I was five years old. During my teenage years, I used to read until the early hours and be tired at school. Back before I had a regular job and then became a Mom, I read around 500 books a year. I can still read a regular paperback crime novel in about an hour and a half. I’m now passing this love of books on to my daughter, by reading to her and listening to her reading to me. She’s 6 and reads at the level of a 5th grader. So I’m a proud bookworm Mom.

So what do you read?

Leave me a comment. I’d love some suggestions for good fiction books and authors. The library is running out of books by the favourites that I haven’t read.

PS. My need, to read list is on Pinterest, although it’s far from complete. I also have a long list of books on my Amazon wishlist.

Linda, written by hand


  1. Bokvrimmel/Belinda

    My favourite genres are: Dystopian fiction, fantasy, dark psychological novels, gothic novels, horror, young adult and new adult books, experimental contemporary novels, classics and historical novels (not from the second world war though).

    Some of my favourite authors are: J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Cormac McCarthy, Stefan Casta, Stefan Spjut, Nickolas Butler, Siri Pettersen, Tonje Tornes, Jens Bjørnebo, Sofia Nordin, Neil Gaiman, John Ajvide Lindqvist, André Bjerke, H. K. Fauskanger, Asli Erdogan og Charles Bukowski. 🙂

    • Linda Ursin

      I’ve read J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling before, but the other names don’t ring a bell. I’ll have to check them out next time I’m at the library.

  2. Corina Ramos

    Hi Linda,

    Wow that is some list. I’ll have to check them out. I love to read but I don’t have a huge selection of authors. I love reading books written by Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

    I love the same genres as you so I know I’ll like those other authors you mentioned. :). Have a great week! Hope you’re feeling better!

    • Linda Ursin

      Thanks 🙂 I just need to stretch out my thoracic spine 🙂 Have a great week you too

  3. Llinos

    I love historical fiction. My favourites are Elizabeth Chadwick, Barbara Kyle and Philippa Gregory. I also read historical biographies, I love Alison Weir.

    For light, comic reading, you can’t beat P. G. Wodehouse. Like you Linda, I enjoy crime like Agatha.

    For fantasy, I recommend The Earth Angel Traning Academy by Michelle Gordon.

    • Linda Ursin

      I read some historical fiction as well, especially from the Viking age. The one’s I’ve read have been by Norwegian authors, that I just now can’t remember the names of 🙂
      Thanks for the ips and the comment.


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