TOP FIVE BOOKS:
- Kiss of the Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning
This is my go-to book. I read it at least once a year, and honestly, I swoon a little every time. I love all KMM’s books and characters, but Drustan McKeltar, the hero of Kiss, is the ultimate alpha hero in my eyes.
- Harry Potter (yes, the whole series) , by JK Rowling
This may not be the most original choice, but it sure is a worthy choice. It’s the first series I’ve ever counted down the days to release – and headed to the shop to buy on release day.
- Fever Series, by Karen Marie Moning (yes, again)
It’s hard not to keep coming back to KMM. Her writing is that good. And the first five books of the Fever series are exceptional. KMM is the only author I have ever forgiven for ending a book (or four) on a cliffhanger.
- The Enchanted Forest/Magic Faraway Tree, by Enid Blyton
I know I’m picking series instead of individual books, but it’s the individual books that make the whole series so special, and Enid Blyton’s Enchanted Forest series is no different. This was the first series I ever read several times – as a child. As an adult, I read it several times to both my kids. No matter how old I am, the magic still enchants me every time.
- The Charlotte Stone series, by Karen Robards
I’m not sure what it was about this series that hooked me in, but I read all four books in four days. I didn’t want to speak to anyone or see anyone while reading. I just wanted more, more, more of Charlie and Michael. I suspect the utter impossibility of the situation, the certainty that there could be no happy ending – mixed with the knowledge that there had to be one – kept me reading well into the wee hours of the morning, four nights in a row.