I read Garden Spells a few years ago and was so indifferent that I never planned on reading anything else by her… until my coworker recommended The Sugar Queen. And I LOVED IT. Her other two that are currently out are definitely on my list to read now.
Sarah Jio has become an instant-read for me and I will gladly read anything this woman writes without even looking at the summary. I adored The Violets of March and The Bungalow but admittedly wasn’t head over heels for her newest Blackberry Winter even though it was still an extremely enjoyable read.
I loved Meg Cabot’s Queen of Babble series so much it wasn’t even funny. Definitely a guilty pleasure that would even be worth a re-read one of these days. I still need to check out some of her other books though!
Sophie Kinsella is easily my favorite Contemporary author, ever. I’ve read everything she’s written and have loved each one. Well, except for that disaster otherwise known as Mini Shopaholic but I’ve forgiven her for that. Eagerly awaiting 2013 when her newest, Wedding Night is released!
I stumbled upon A Vintage Affair really not knowing what to expect and discovered it was one of those types of gems that really has a lasting effect. I still have yet to forget this wonderful novel. The Very Picture of You, her newest, was also quite wonderful. She has several others that appear to only be published in the UK making it difficult for me to obtain. 🙂
Ellen Hopkins is well-known for her contemporary YA novels but has recently delved into adult contemporary as well. Triangles was easily one of my favorite novels of 2011.
Alright, so yeah, I’ve only read one by Jennifer Crusie (yet) but she HAD to go on this list because Agnes and the Hitman is one of my favorite books of all time. This book? Is flipping hilarious and so much fun. I have several of her other books on my shelf that I will most definitely be reading.
Extremely well-known for her historical romances, the first book I actually ever read of hers was Goodnight Tweetheart and it’s one of my all-time favs. I went on to love her historical romances as well but I do hope she goes back to contemporary one of these days!