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I can't believe I am saying this...bt its Stephenie Meyer the Twilight series.

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I honestly have no shame when it comes to books my favorite genres are romance, fantasy,humor, and adventure. But if I have read a romance erotica or something of the like I will literally say I have read it. Some people are embarrassed they read Twilight or 50 Shade and are ashamed but I read them and liked them. I don’t ever really care of what people think of me, I just do my own thing.

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Robert Kirkman. Yeah, I know he's a graphic novel author, but still...
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knightss wrote:
19 Dec 2006, 12:13
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.... yeah.. the author of sherlock holmes haha. =x
In my humble opinion, there isn't any shame in that at all. I love those stories. 8)
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Sophie Kinsella - I find her books easy to read and entertaining, but I would get ridiculed if many close to me knew. It is horribly snobby, but I would be laughed at for not being intellectual enough, which is highly unfair to the author. :( I need to work on my own self-esteem to *come out* so to speak.

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Guilty pleasure? I'd choose Laurell K. Hamilton
Just for pleasure reading? I would always choose something from any of these.
JB Robb In Death series
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series
James Patterson (including his YA books)
David Baldacci
John Grisham
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My guilty reads are romance novels, especially ones by Gena Showalter and Meg Cabot.

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My guiltiest pleasure author is Laurell K. Hamilton (who wrote a book with a title of Guilty pleasure :lol: ). Although I have my ups and downs with her story telling from time to time I love her Anita Blake series.
I definitely recommend her books.

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Cher432 wrote:
25 Aug 2018, 20:40
I can't believe I am saying this...bt its Stephenie Meyer the Twilight series.
I really liked those books in my teens, and to be honest, another novel of hers, The Host, is actually quite good. I haven't re-read the Twilight series for a few years but I did re-read The Host a couple of years ago and still enjoyed it!
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I will always say that my guilty pleasures are Stephen King and Ellen Hopkins.
They are two totally different writers so it depends on what I'm in the mood for. But they both draw you into their stories and really transport you into another world.
Stephen King writes the type of stories you will never forget because they will haunt you, scare you or make you more cautious about things (certain cars, sewer grates, misty mornings, new animals etc.)
Ellen Hopkins stories you will never forget because she messes with your heart, not your head. You will fall in love, get your heart broken and cry, but you will also be more confident to try new things and less afraid to fail. She will make you not only realize, but love what you have.

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Dr. Kathy Reichs -- of Bones fame. Some of her books are a little too formulaic, but they're fun!
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Oooh difficult one. I'm going to have to go with Bella Forrest though :shhh:

Her books aren't great and yet I find myself reading almost every one, so I guess something's working!
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It has to be Agatha Christie. Her books are not especially profound or whatever, but they are so god damn entertaining. I read almost the entire Poirot series and made a good dent in the Miss Marple one as well. Plus, I am addicted to the old TV show based on her books haha She just gets me!

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Hippykitty wrote:
17 Feb 2007, 08:16
I think it's easy to get elitist about literature. What matters is: is the author making a good job of his/her aim? For example, some slushy romantic novels in the Mills and Boon category are good at that fairytale romance-myth, managing to carry you into the belief that this could happen, whereas others are just a waste of paper.
I think it's important to read widely: classics, both modern and old; detective novels; romance; chic lit; modern experimental fiction etc.
I studied Literature at Uni, but can still indulge in slush. I'm just finishing a children's classic: The Swiss Family Robinson, which has been disappointingly boring. I only have about 20 pages left, but how they're dragging! Will read something gripping next, a Patricia Cornwell is lined up. After that, maybe another Dickens.
I agree; I studied lit in Uni as well, and I definitely have my guilty pleasures. I think I would be missing out on a lot if all I read were literary works. I suppose mine would be the BDB series by JR Ward! I also enjoy Christopher Pike's older works, but alas they don't come by often.

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Jenifer Niven and Christopher Paolini. I pick up their books when I really want to be immersed in another world.

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