TTT: I Need to Sleep

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  There is a new topic each week for bloggers to join in with their own top ten. If you’re looking for some new or different book blogs to read, hop on over to her site and check out some of the links.

Okay, you caught me.  This week’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday is not I Need to Sleep.  But this will be my take on the topic of Outrageous, Crazy, Uncharacteristic Things I’ve Done For the Love of Books.  Since I’ve never had a break up over a book (I’ve been married since I was 18 and, although my husband is not a reader, he is a HUGE supporter of my hobby.), or gotten in an actual fight over beloved characters, or camped out to get a new release, I don’t have anything to add that would be very interesting.

What I have done too many times to count is what I’m sure many bookworms do, I’ve stayed up all night to finish a story.  I don’t have the specific books noted down anywhere that have actually caused me to lose sleep.  Yet I do know, off the top of my head, which authors will keep me up 9 times out of 10.  These are the authors I will actually avoid if I’m starting a new book the evening before I have a big day where I need lots of sleep.  And these are also the authors I look to specifically for road trips and air travel because I know they will keep me occupied.

In no particular order…

Nicole Edwards – This author’s stories are not short by any means.  So I know when I have her latest on my Kindle that I’m going to want to have time to tuck in and enjoy.  No matter if the story is 300 or 500 pages, it always seems to short when I’m done.

Sara Richardson – This author is a bit newer to me. It’s been less than a year since I discovered her magic.  Her magic that always keeps me up long after I should be snoring.

Melissa Foster – Although I had read contemporary romance here and there in my earlier years, this author happens to be one of the authors that hooked me years ago and turned my passing interest into my main reading interest.  I started from the beginning of her Love in Bloom series and never looked back.

Sawyer Bennett – The queen of the hockey gods.  I’ve read some terrible hockey romance.  It’s really the only team sport I know well so I can be picky.  I’ve never had an issue with this author’s handling of the sport and its athletes.  Plus, her characters always touch my heart.

Lorelei James – I didn’t know if I’d be a fan of western romance.  I was never the little girl who wanted a pony and, while I don’t hate country music, it’s not my top choice in tunes.  This author showed me what it is to love a cowboy and, hoo boy, I’m glad she did.

Maisey Yates – Because of the above author, I decided to give this author a go and have never regretted that choice.  She’ll keep me reading long into the night.

Gena Showalter – Another author that is quite new to me but reeled me in from the first story I read.  Last fall I picked up my first Lords of the Underworld book in a recommendation, not sure how it would go since I’ve never been much into paranormal romance.  Boy howdy, I’m glad I followed through on that rec.

Rebecca Zanetti – I gave this author a go after one of my favorite authors (Nicole Edwards!) posted a recommendation for one of her stories.  Now I can’t get enough.

Kristen Proby – As I said in last week’s TTT, one of the things that will make me pick up a book is if an author I love gives a shout out.  This is another author I picked up due to several of my faves joining together for some crossover stories.  Since I just discovered this author in December, I can actually remember that I have stayed up all night to read her books. Phenomenal!

Jill Shalvis – She’s another one of the authors that initially got me into contemporary romance.  In fact, I’ve been doing my best to get my hands on any old books from her and trying to read as many as possible in order from her early years to current.

What authors keep you up at night?

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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7 Responses to TTT: I Need to Sleep

  1. I love it that you have a list of authors that will keep you up all night. That’s outrageous in and of itself! I should probably check some of these out.

  2. lydiaschoch says:

    What a creative spin on this week’s topic. I like your list a lot.

    My post.

  3. Great list! I haven’t heard of some of these authors but I love your take on this week’s topic.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. These authors are new to me but most of the time, it’s not good to start reading a book at night in general, LOL.

  5. I don’t think I’ve read any of these authors, but I love this post idea! I might have to steal it someday.

  6. Pingback: TTT: Books from My Favorite Genre | All In Good Time

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