Good morning everybody! So I’m doing this morning on about 4 hours of sleep – I might not make a whole lotta sense, and I’m too lazy to really use pictures in my list this week. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and The Bookish, and the topic this week is Top Ten Books for People Who Like X Author – meaning I’ll pick an author (or several) and give you recommendations to similar authors. And to be nice, I’ll put links to the author’s page on Amazon so you can look at their books. Okay? Okay.
If you like Christopher Moore, try…
1. Jasper Fforde – Jasper Fforde’s novels are a bit more fancy and British, but the laugh-out-loud silly-ness is very similar. If you want wackyness, Fforde may be your man.
2. Matthew Norman – Okay, so he only has one book out. But if you want to read from the P.O.V. of a beta male similar to Christopher Moore’s characters, read it.
3. Richard Kadrey – There isn’t quite so much humor in Kadrey’s Sandman Slim series, but it makes up for it with supernatural bad-assness.
If you like Diana Gabaldon, try…
4. Sara Donati – Actually, Jamie and Claire are mentioned in the first book of Sara Donati’s Wilderness series, and the cover boasts praise from Diana Gabaldon herself. Can’t really ask for a better recommendation than that!
5. Paullina Simons - So, I’ve only read her Tatiana and Alexander trilogy, but they are some awesome books (except the third book, I hated that one). But if you’re looking for another epic love story in literature, look no further.
6. Audrey Niffenegger – Honestly, I don’t really care for this author. HOWEVER. I’m drawing on my experience working in a bookstore here, because sometimes people want a time-traveling love story after reading and loving Outlander, and they turn to The Time Traveler’s Wife and end up enjoying it.
If you like Mira Grant, try…
7. Max Brooks – I haven’t gotten around to reading him yet, but one of his books is a zombie survival guide and another is a post-zombie book that’s being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. How can you go wrong?
8. Robert Kirkman - He is the author of The Walking Dead graphic novels series, which ended up being turned into an AWESOME zombie show on AMC.
9. Jesse Petersen - If you still crave more zombies, I highly recommend Jesse Petersen. Her Living With the Dead trilogy is completely different – it’s short, quick, and hilarious. But zombies are the important factor I’m aiming for here.
If you like Philippa Gregory, try…
10. Barbara Kingsolver – Not all of her books really qualify as historical fiction, but the quality of writing is the same, if not better. Fantastic characters, themes, and storylines.
11. Margaret George – She writes HUGE awesome historical fiction novels, and they’re beautiful. I especially recommend her book Helen of Troy.
So yay me, not only did I make it to ten but I went one extra. Woo-hoo!
Are there any recommendations you would add based on this list?