What is an author you used to love but don’t anymore?What is an author you used to love but don’t anymore? Cindy #questionnaire
Ken Follett and John Irving
Same! I read a lot of his books as a teen and now I’m not much of a fan.
I really love his books.
@Jana definitely agree used to love the Women’s murder club now it just feels like he churns them out to quickly and there crap. Makes me so sad ?
@Yohan I used to look forward to that series but yeah, not so much anymore. Checked out 17th from the library but I think it was out of habit ?
@Yohan There are some really good books of his out there but most of them are from his earlier writing. My personal opinion is that when he writes the book by himself, you’re more likely to get a better story.
Colleen McCullough. I used to love soap opera, saga type books when I was young but they’re just too much for me now.
Zimmerman for some obvious reasons…
Nora Roberts…read a lot of her fantasy type books. After my 3rd trilogy I realized every story is the same :/
Yeah I figured out that too.
Jodi Picoult. ? her new stuff hasn’t been my fave.
@Gloria the rooster bar was a fail. I saw no point of it
Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, Danielle Steel,
Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and Nora Roberts.
Nora Roberts, Janet evanovich and Joanne fluke
PC / Kristen Cast
Sherman Alexie ?
JK Rowling (I still love Harry Potter though)
@Josh same. I haven’t even tried her new stuff or her Galbraith stuff. I have no interest.
JK Rowling for me. I absolutely love Harry Potter but could not for the life of me get through any of her books after Harry Potter. I tried to read Casual Vacancy three times and didn’t even get 100 pages in. ?
Nora Roberts and Nicholas sparks..all their books are exactly the same ?
Danielle Steele… loved her when I was 14!
Colleen Houck. I read her books when I was barely a teenager and thought they were amazing
Laurell K Hamilton
@Ashley her newer books haven’t been as good I’ve noticed. too much focus on interpersonal relationships or sexy times rather than actual storyline. of course I haven’t finished her last two, as I stalled out halfway through Crimson Death. so maybe Serpentine focuses more on storyline again *she hopes*
@Tracey I had the same problem. I like smut as much as the next person but it got a bit…boring. Like that was all there was. I gave up a long time ago but the first handful of books were some of my all time favorites.
I’ve loved most of them honestly, & as I’ve been reading about Anita et al for almost half my life I will probably eventually read them all, but it would be nice for the animator/executioner/marshall/police consultant parts to become more of the focus again instead of the backdrop to interpersonal drama & increasingly complicated relationships/sexual encounters
heck even just more balance between ‘work’ & ‘not work’
@Tracey I’m with you on that…I miss the investigative/animator/executioner stuff being at the heart of the stories too. I started reading her books while I was still in high school, and they have had a huge influence on me since then, but when I need a fix I just go back to the classics and steer clear of the new stuff.
Don’t shoot me. ?
J.K. Rowling. Everything that came out after Deathly Hollows was just… Meh. Also, she panders to minorities a lot without doing substantial research.
@Tara I tried reading her new book, can’t even remember the title now, but I didn’t make it through 1 chapter.
Nicholas Sparks #predictablemuch
Jodi Picoult. Everyone is too interconnected. EVERYTHING is sad. There is always a twist ( but these twists became far fetched to me). After reading the book about the little girl with osteogenesis imperfecta, I decided she’s a hard pass for me. She needs electric shock therapy for depression
@Christine yes! I find her books so far fetched.
@Christine which book was that?
Handle with Care. Honestly,19Minutes also bugged me,but it was Handle with Care that turned me off completely. I just can’t be this sad anymore.
My sisters keeper ripped my heart out
As an author, I should not answer, but I CANNOT NOT SAY FRANCINE RIVERS because the last book of hers I read had the exact opposite of a happy ending and NOT in a good way. NO MORE FRANCINE RIVERS FOR KEIRA. That was literally 25 years ago. I am still angry.
Nicholas Sparks ? i think ive outgrown his “plots” already
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Stephen King. He used uo be an innovative writer, but now he only writes Stephen King books–if you get my drift.
@Sharon I totally understand what you mean
His last 2 books were only meh to me
James Patterson. All his stuff started feeling like the same thing with different characters