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*disclaimer. I write these with an informal, casual tone intended for my personal blog; they are not reflective of reviewing style for a journal or publication.

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Four Character-Driven Novels

Favorite Authors:

Literary (modern): A.S. Byatt, Edith Wharton, Jhumpa Lahiri, Margaret Atwood
Nick Hornby, Zadie Smith

Mystery: Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh
Louise Penny, Josephine Tey, Mark Pryor, Jacqueline Winspear, P.D. James, Iain Pears(art mystery)

Victorian mystery – Victoria Thompson, Anne Perry, Deanna Raybourn

Classic mystery: Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler

YA: Rainbow Rowell, Marissa Meyer, Cassandra Clare
Kristin Cashore, Lauren Oliver, Meg Cabot, Eoian Colfer
Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth

Fantasy: Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss
Peter Dickinson, Juliet Marillier, Jules Watson, Cecilia Dart-Thornton
Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, Ursula K. LeGuin, Garth Nix, Patricia A. McKillip

Gothic romance: Daphne du Maurier, Madeleine Brent, Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Michael Cox

(see my post on 5 Favorite Gothic Authors)

Romance/Chic lit: Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Barbara Cartland, Clare Darcy, Eloisa James


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