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Non HF Authors

Post by pat » Thu September 11th, 2008, 12:09 pm

Who do you read when you dont want HF? I tend to go for chick lit type books, or 'family' ones. Some of the authors I look out for are:

Marian Keyes
Freya North
Erica James
Cathy Kelly


Who else tickles your taste buds?
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu September 11th, 2008, 12:13 pm

My favorite living authors of non-HF are Anne Tyler and P. D. James. I also read a fair amount of history and biography these days, but my reading's based more on the subject than on the author.
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Post by Volgadon » Thu September 11th, 2008, 12:56 pm

Short stories, usually. My favourites are Saki and Plum.

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Post by EC2 » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:04 pm

I tend to bit and bob a great deal and not stick with one author. But I do enjoy

Jodi Picoult
Terry Pratchett
Janet Evanovich
Katie Fforde
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Alaric » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:09 pm

If I'm not reading historical fiction I usually read historical non-fiction or political non-fiction. If I'm not reading that I'm reading that I often read sports-based stuff, but I rarely read things that fall under general fiction with the exception of someone like Dickens. So I don't I really have a particular favourite non-historical author.

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Post by amyb » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:26 pm

Before I discovered HF I read Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King and, Danielle Steele when I was younger. I also like reading about true crime stories from Anne Rule.

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Post by Ash » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:33 pm

I'm rather an eclectic reader: I swing from sci fi/fantasy, general fiction,classic lit, non fiction history and psycological mysteries, depending on my mood. I am a big fan of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, also Kate Atkinson, Jill Paton-Walsh, Timothy Findley, Isabel Allende, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Hegi, Ruth Rendell and Iain Pears.

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Post by Misfit » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:45 pm

I really don't care for my fiction these days unless it's set in another century. If I'm not reading HF I'm into a historical romance.

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Post by donroc » Thu September 11th, 2008, 1:50 pm

An occasional mystery, but mostly I am doing research either for my WIP or for other stories to be written.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Post by lindymc » Thu September 11th, 2008, 2:11 pm

Each new Janet Evanovich when it comes out; Dorothea Benton Frank, Anne Rivers Siddon, Cassandra King, Jan Karon.

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