Get a Book Recommendation Based On Your Favorite Author

Sometimes deciding on your next book isn’t so much about what you love to read but about who you love to read. Every author writes with a style all their own, evoking a mood that resonates as strongly as plot and character.

So take a look at these book recommendations based on the authors whose work you already enjoy. You’ll get a familiar mood and subject matter in the writing, while potentially discovering a new writer to love and explore. What could be better?


If you’re a fan of Kevin Wilson’s quirky family sagas, you’ll love Gretchen Anthony’s Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners.

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony

As Violet Baumgartner, matriarch of a large family, sits down to write her annual holiday letter, she is forced to confront all of the ways her family has not lived up to her expectations—but Violet has a surprise or two in store for her relatives as well.


If you love Jesmyn Ward’s hauntingly poetic fiction that showcases family history and racial injustice, you’ll want to read An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Roy and Celestial seem to have a bright future ahead of them until an accusation tears down everything they had been trying to build. Forced to recalculate the course of their life together, the couple’s loyalty and love is put to the test.


If you love Simon Winchester’s fascinating narrative nonfiction, you’ll love The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

The fascinating history of the library and librarians is interwoven within the modern mystery story of a fire that decimated the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986.


If you can’t get enough of Sue Grafton’s thrilling page-turners, you’ll want to pick up The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka.

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

Weeks away from execution for a triple murder he didn’t commit, one of the accused’s victims is spotted at a gas station. With PI Roxane Weary hired to investigate, the truth of what happened that on that night fifteen years ago may finally come out.


If you enjoy Pam Jenoff’s heartfelt historical fiction, you’ll love The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith.

The Dutch Wife by Ellen Keith

Three people facing peril at different times in history share a desire to survive—and a secret past that binds them together through the years even as it could tear each of them apart.


If you’re a fan of Stephen King’s work, particularly his short stories, you’ll enjoy The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson.

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

With notes of urban legends, family secrets and the lasting influence of childhood fears, Davidson’s latest is full of heart, depth and creepiness as a boy comes of age under the influence of his devoted, but paranoid, uncle.


 Are you ready to discover a new book based on your favorite author? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

    Karen Green

    Karen Green is a freelance writer and big city ex-pat now living in rural Ontario. She writes for numerous print and online publications, and considers her library card to be one of her most valuable possessions.

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