Some Favorite Books on My Shelf by author Beth Barany
Thanks Crystal for having me on My Reading Room.
I love to read, and was first an avid reader before dedicating myself to being a writer. And I still
read A LOT, morning, noon and night. ;-)
Most of my books on my shelf are novels: romance, science fiction, fairy tales and folk tales, science
fiction romance, paranormal romance and the occasional mystery and suspense novel. I also have
lots of nonfiction books on writing, business, and marketing; and lots of book in French, about Paris
history, and some novels and kids books in French.
I recommend all of the books below, of course! So get comfortable... By now you may find yourself
relaxing in a comfy chair, and seeing yourself reading one of these books, or not. All of these books
are my books, too. You'll feel the cozy chair under your legs, and feel the air on your cheek, and
while the sounds buzz softly around you, and while you take a deep breath while reading a book.
Here some of my favorite books in no particular order now. Except I saved the best for last. You'll
1. The Eight by Katherine Neville
A grand adventure across Europe and North Africa and across time. I've read this book at least
three times. I love the complexity and the message. Every few years I read it again!
2. Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn
This was the first book I've read of Sharon's, and I have to say it's still my favorite. I love the strong
female lead, the unusual romance, and the grand adventure in a well-thought out fantasy land. The
rest of the books on the series are wonderful, too!
3. Jade by Patricia Simpson
A delightful paranormal romance by an award-winning multi-published author. I love the time
travel romance, and the Seattle setting. I also love every thing she's written and feel blessed to have
her as one of my awesome critique partners.
4. Once A Hero by Elizabeth Moon
I picked this title out of the many science fiction books Moon has written because I've reread it a
few times. I love the sensitive and strong female lead. She exhibits a strong leadership ability that
takes everyone by surprise. I love how her true self emerges in the backdrop of deep space in the
far distance future. Elizabeth Moon is a talented and compelling author; I love all the science fiction
she's done, and look forward to exploring her fantasy.
5. A. K. A. Goddess (Silhouette Bombshell) by Evelyn Vaughn
Great adventure. Goddess protectors. A love story and romp across Europe -- what's not to love?! I'll
bet you'll enjoy this one!
6. Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany
This one is my favorite. (Except for the sequel I'm working on how!) I admit I'm partial...this is
my book! I've read it at least ten times! LOL A tale of adventure, a tale of friendship, and a tale of a
strong young woman hero fighting the good fight. Enjoy!
Of your favorite books, which one have you read the most? I'd love to know!
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