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Reader's Advisory

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If you like Action/Adventure

Jeffrey Archer
Dale Brown
Lee Child
James Clavell
Tom Clancy
Clive Cussler
Nelson DeMille
Ken Follett
Frederick Forsyth
Alan Furst
W.E.B. Griffin
Jack Higgins
John Le Carre
Robert Littell
Robert Ludlum
Philip Margolin
Deon Meyer
Lawrence Sanders
Wilbur Smith
Brad Thor
Irving Wallace

If you like Women’s Lives

Mary Kay Andrews
Elizabeth Berg
Maeve Binchy
Meg Cabot
Barbara Delinsky
Helen Fielding
Katie Fforde
Jane Green
Kristin Hannah
Marian Keyes
Sophie Kinsella
Jodi Picoult
Anna Quindlen
Anita Shreve
Plum Sykes
Danielle Steel
Joanna Trollope
Jennifer Weiner
Lauren Weisberger

If you like Fantasy

Piers Anthony
Ray Bradbury
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Terry Brooks
Jim Butcher
Susanna Clarke
John Connolly
Anne Crompton
David Eddings
Raymond Feist
Jasper Fforde
Neil Gaiman
Terry Goodkind
Mercedes Lackey
Ursula LeGuin
George R.R. Martin
Christopher Moore
Audrey Niffenegger
Terry Pratchett
Christopher Priest
Robert Rankin
R.A. Salvatore
J.R.R. Tolkien

If you like Gentle Reads

Hannah Alexander
Willa Cather
Jack Cavanaugh
Jennifer Chiaverini
Richard Paul Evans
Philip Gulley
Jan Karon
Thomas Kinkade
David Mamet
Joan Medlicott
Janette Oke
Diana Palmer
Robin Pilcher
Jeanne Ray
Miss Read
Anne B. Ross
Nicholas Sparks
Adriana Trigiani
Robert James Waller
Marcia Willett

If you like Historical Fiction

Isabel Allende
Jean M. Auel
Julian Barnes
Geraldine Brooks
Tracy Chavalier
Bernard Cornwell
Frank Delany
Anita Diamant
E.L. Doctorow
Sarah Dunant
Louise Erdrich
Charles Frazier
Diana Gabaldon
Phillipa Gregory
John Jakes
Beverly Lewis
Ian McEwan
Michelle Moran
Patrick O’Brian
Kathleen O’Neal
Janette Oke
Anne Perry
Francine Rivers
Tatiana de Rosnay
Lisa See
Jeff Shaara
Michael Shaara


 If you like Horror

V.C. Andrews
Clive Barker
Lincoln Child
Robin Cook
Jack Finney
 Laurell K. Hamilton
Charlaine Harris
Susan Hill
Brian Keene
Stephen King
Tabatha King
Dean Koontz
Elizabeth Kostova
Edward Lee
Doris Lessing
Ira Levin
H.P. Lovecraft
Jonathan Maberry
Richard Matheson
Robin McKinley
 Richard Matheson
Joyce Carol Oates
Tom Piccirilli
Douglas Preston
Bill Pronzini.
Anne Rice
John Saul

If you like Literary

Margaret Atwood
Elizabeth Berg
Louise Erdrich
Jasper Fforde
Jonathan Franzen
Alice Hoffman
Khaled Hosseini
John Irving
Barbara Kingsolver
Anne Lamott
Sue Miller
Toni Morrison
Chuck Palahniuk
Ann Patchett
E. Annie Proulx
Anna Quindlen
Richard Russo
Carolyn See
Anita Shreve
Jane Smiley
Amy Tan
Anne Tyler
Alice Walker


 If you like Mystery

Nevada Barr
M.C. Beaton
Lillian Jackson Braun
James Lee Burke
Patricia Cornwell
Janet Evanovich
Sue Grafton
John Grisham
Philip Friedman
P.D. James
J.A. Jance
Iris Johansen
Jonathan Kellerman
Stieg Larsson
John Lescroart
Steve Martini
Alexander McCall-Smith
Walter Mosley
Ridley Pearson
Sara Paretsky
Robert B. Parker


 If you like Romance

Mary Balogh
Suzanne Brockman
Sandra Brown
Catherine Coulter
Jennifer Crusie
Janet Dailey
Barbara Delinsky
Julie Garwood
Lisa Kleypass
Jayne Ann Krentz
Debbie Macomber
Judith McNaught
Judith Michael
Fern Michaels
Kasey Michaels
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Rosamund Pilcher
Belva Plain
Nora Roberts
Anne Rivers Siddons
Lavyrle Spencer
Danielle Steele
Lori Wick

If you like Science Fiction

Douglas Adams
Catherine Asaro
Issac Asimov
Ian Banks
Greg Bear
Ben Bova
Ray Bradbury
Lois McMaster Bujold
Orson Scott Card
Philip Dick
Brian Herbert
Anne McCaffrey
Jack McDevitt
Elizabeth Moon
Michael Resnick
Neil Stephenson
S.M. Stirling
Theodore Sturgeon
David Weber
H.G. Wells
Scott Westerfield
Connie Willis


 If you like Suspense

Lawrence Block
James Lee Burke
Lee Child
Mary Higgins Clark
Harlan Coben
Michael Connelly
Thomas Cook
Jeffrey Deaver
Philip Friedman
Greg Iles
J.A. Jance
Stieg Larsson
Elmore Leonard
John Lescroart
Steve Martini
Walter Mosley
James Patterson
Ridley Pearson
Thomas Perry
Ruth Rendell
John Sandford
Robert Tanenbaum
Scott Turow
S.J. Watson


 If you like Thrillers

David Baldacci
Dan Brown
James Lee Burke
Lincoln Child
Robin Cook
Michael Crichton
Philip Friedman
Tess Gerritsen
James Grippando
John Grisham
Jonathan Kellerman
Philip Kerr
John Lescroart
Steve Martini
George Pelecanos
Douglas Preston
John Sandford
Lisa Scottoline
Daniel Silva
S.J. Watson
Stuart Woods

 

If you like Downton Abbey

DVDs

Upstairs, Downstairs

Gosford Park

Remains of the Day

Howard’s End

Room with a View

Books

House of Eliott

By Jean Marsh

Remains of the Day

By Kazuo Ishiguro

The Bolter

By Frances Osborne

Howard’s End

By E.M. Forster

The Children’s Book

By A.S. Byatt

Fall of Giants

By Ken Follett

The American Heiress

By Daisy Goodwin

The House at Riverton

By Kate Morton

The Crimson Rooms

By Katharine McMahon

Shadows and Lies

By Marjorie Eccles

A Duty to the Dead

By Charles Todd

Maisie Dobbs series

By Jacqueline Winspear

 

If you like

Inspirational Fiction

 

Mitch Albom

Wanda Brunstetter

Linda Byler

Melody Carlson

Melanie Dobson

Mary Ellis

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Jerry B. Jenkins

Karen Kingsbury

Tim F. LaHaye

Rosalind Lauer

Beverly Lewis

Max Lucado

George MacDonald

Francine Rivers

Joel Rosenberg

Cindy Woodsmall

William Young