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6 Authors To Help You Stay Busy During Your Next Deployment
Books are amazing! I am a huge reader, always have been and I have found that getting lost in a good book during a deployment is one way to help you through. I have also found that once I read a book by an author that I love, I want to read the rest of the books they have out.
Here is a list of some amazing authors who write books you can get lost in during your next deployment…
JoJo Moyes is an English author that you might know from her popular book, Me Before You. This was made into a movie in 2016 and also has a sequel, After You, as well as a third book, Still You coming out in 2018. She also has quite a few other books about different topics. Her book Ship of Brides is about the war brides after World War II, and The One Plus One is about a single mom trying to make her way. What I love about her books is how connected we get to the characters. Her newest book, Paris For One and Other Stories came out last year.
Rainbow Rowell writes young adult and adult contemporary fiction. Her books take you into a new setting and allow you to witness the struggles the characters are going through. Eleanor and Park is a unique love story between two teens in the 1980s. Her latest project is being apart of the new creative team for the revival of the Marvel Runaways series.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
I discovered Taylor Jenkins Reid this past summer and couldn’t put her books down. Even though they were about different topics, I just adore her creativity and her storylines. Maybe in Another Life is about the different lives the main character could have had based on one small decision she makes. It reminded me of the movie, Sliding Doors. Her latest novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is about a legendary film actress who tells her life story and her rise to the top as well as her struggles to a modern-day journalist.
Susan Meissner is a fantastic historical fiction writer. I read my first book of hers last year, Secrets of a Charmed Life. This book is about 1940s England, and two sisters during the Blitz. A Bridge Across the Ocean is a story about the Queen Mary and the war brides that came over after World War II. Her latest book, As Bright As Heaven comes out in February. The book is about 1918 Philadelphia during the Spanish Flu epidemic and the Great War. Her books draw you into the historical setting and allow you to see it through the character’s eyes.
Liane Moriarity is an Australian author. Her books can deal with some heavier topics such as domestic abuse and divorce. Her novel, Big Little Lies was made into a TV series with Reese Witherspoon on HBO. My favorite book of hers is What Alice Forgot about a woman that loses her memory for the last ten years and has to try to fill in the gaps. Her latest book, Truly Madly Guilty came out in 2016 and is about relationships, feeling guilty, and how different people work to understand an event that happened over one weekend.
If you are looking for a long series to get lost in, Diana Gabaldon‘s Outlander series is going to be a good choice. The series has eight books as well as novellas and a spin-off series about one of the characters. There is also a tv series on Starz, now in its 3rd season. Her books are a mix of time travel, romance, history, and action. They are all long books and the 9th in the series should be out sometime in the next year or so, I hope.
Some other authors that would be worth checking out are John Green, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, Charlene Harris, Kiera Cass, Philippa Gregory, and Fredrik Backman.
Who are your favorite authors???