For this post, I wanted to talk about the mega-best-selling authors, you know the ones that I’m talking about, the ones who seem to have 121626 books out and everyone of them has been on the NYT Bestseller list. I don’t know what wizardry these people are performing! We all know the authors I’m talking about: Danielle Steele, Stephen King, Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Dan Brown and Wilbur Smith (who, fun fact, was born in what was then called Northern Rhodesia which is now called Zambia (my country!) and etc..
So now we’re at the reason I’m writing this post. I honestly have never read a single book by any of those authors. Why? Because all that fame kinda intimidated me. I mean there must be a reason why these authors are so popular and why their books seem to sell so well. Personally I feel like I wouldn’t even know where to start. Its like these authors have such huge followings and I feel like I would start to question everything about my reading tastes if I read one of them and ended up hating them. What do you think?
Another reason I tend to shy away from these authors is the fact that they all seem to keep publishing the same type of books over again . I get sticking to what works but mixing it up a little can’t hurt right? But I’m just talking from an outside perspective, I don’t know how I’d actually feel if I read these authors…
Anyway this entire post was basically an excuse to ask for recommendations. If you know good books that would introduce to to any of the authors I mentioned above, let me know in the comments!
Have you read any of the above mentioned authors? If so do they really deserve to be mega-best-sellers?
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