Authors I used to glom like crazy and now haven’t read the last few new releases.
1. Laurell K. Hamilton. As some of you may recall, I took Danse Macabre back to the bookstore for a refund after I got 60 pages in and then read the last chapter.
2. Julie Garwood. It’s not that I don’t like her suspense, but it doesn’t jump out at me as a must read.
3. Catherine Coulter. The last of hers I read was…Blowout? and I reviewed it here on my blog. I was quite unhappy with just how much disbelief I was required to suspend.
4. Elizabeth Lowell. I haven’t read the last three, I think. I used to really love her books, too.
5. Johanna Lindsay. Her books just got stale for me. I’d love it if she’d write a few more uber-Alpha futuristics (I know some people hated those books but not me!)
6. Stephanie Laurens. Ditto on the getting stale part.
7. Iris Johansen. I got bored with Eve Duncan, what can I say?
8. Patricia Cornwell. I got even more bored with Kay Scarpetta. I used to love that series but Kay is way too full of angst and the books just got…eh.
9. Robert Jordan. For the love of God, Mr. Jordan, will you just wrap up the Wheel of Time, already? These books are like…200,000 words long, each one and they come out once every two years and there’s what? 12 in the series now? And by the time the new one comes out, I’ve forgotten all the 5000 plot threads and characters so I feel like I need to go back and re-read each one so I can follow along. No more. I might read them all once I hear you’re officially done with the series. Maybe.
10. Mary Janice Davidson. I haven’t read an MJD book in at least a year, though I did get the last Undead book on CD from Paperback Swap. For those times when I’m in the car and I don’t have to listen to the one millionth rendition of “Wheels on the Bus” on the Toddler Hits cd. That’s not often though so who knows when I’ll actually listen to it.
11. Joanne Pence. She writes cozy mysteries and is another one that I just got tired of reading the same protaganist. I guess it’s hard to maintain a long, long running series and keep it fresh.
12. Sarah Strohmeyer. See above.
13. Laurell K. Hamilton. I know she’s already on here but I’m just that bitter about it.
Other honorable mentions (I know it’s Thursday Thirteen but it’s my blog and I can make the rules): Stella Cameron, Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kay Hooper, Janet Evanovich (but I still read Stephenie Plum, just not any of her others).