Welcome to my own little corner of cyberspace for all things Stephanie Plum and much, much more. I absolutely love - Okay, I'm completely obsessed with- Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. After diligent searching for anything Plum on the internet, I discovered that the Stephanie 411 was next to nil. So this is my own little contribution to the lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter world of Stephanie Plum whose lot in life is to choose between two blindingly delicious, strong, sexy men; escape the occasional car fire; and refrain from the temptations of a delectible boston creme donut threatening to widen her waistline.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Any Evanovichish Authors Anyone Could Recommend?

I was checking my emails, and I had a really great request from an SO reader, Redzsm!  She is looking for some new books to read that tickle her funny bone like the Janet Evanovich books do.

Anyone have any suggestions??
I know my parents recommended to me the alphabet books, but I don't know if they are funny per se, and I haven't gotten my hands on them yet to fully recommend them either. Anyone else read them?

Would love to have some funny books to read myself!  I'm reading "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen now, and so far it's exceptional, but not really funny.

Wish I could set aside a day to be able to read it the full way through in one sitting though instead of 20 minutes here and there .  Can't wait to see what Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson do with this movie.

Another book...just on a side note....that I would recommend as an excellent read and has just finished wrapping the movie adaptation is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

Not a LOL kind of  book by any means, but I read the whole book in like 2 days!! It is more of a serious, suspenseful page turner, but I laughed so hard at the end of the book I almost peed my pants!!  ;O

Anyhoo...Any funny book suggestions would be awesome!! Thanks in advance, and thanks for the great inquiry, Redzsm!

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  1. Hope I do this right, my 1st time commenting!

    I also loved The Help, can't wait to see the movie for it. If you're talking about the part I think you are, I agree that it was hilarious! LOL

    A series of books I loved a lot was by Robyn Carr, the Virgin River series. I think there are 10 or 11 of them & they don't have to be read in order but would be best to. They was funny, sad, everything a book should be. You can check them out at her website.

  2. Thanks Cindy, I will definitely check them out! Thanks for responding!

  3. Diane Mott Davidson write a series about cooking and baking and mysteries. They are fun and exciting. I would start with the first one.
    1. Catering to Nobody (1990)
    2. Dying for Chocolate (1992)
    3. The Cereal Murders (1993)
    4. The Last Suppers (1994)
    5. Killer Pancake (1995)
    6. The Main Corpse (1996)
    7. The Grilling Season (1997)
    8. Prime Cut (1998)
    9. Tough Cookie (2000)
    10. Sticks and Scones (2001)
    11. Chopping Spree (2002)
    12. Double Shot (2004)
    13. Dark Tort (2006)
    14. Sweet Revenge (2007)
    15. Fatally Flaky (2009)
    16. Crunch Time (2011)

    And the next one I would recommend is Sue Grafton. The Alphabet series.
    Kinsey Millhone
    1. A is for Alibi (1982)
    2. B Is for Burglar (1985)
    3. C Is for Corpse (1986)
    4. D Is for Deadbeat (1987)
    5. E Is for Evidence (1988)
    6. F Is for Fugitive (1989)
    7. G Is for Gumshoe (1990)
    8. H Is for Homicide (1991)
    9. I Is for Innocent (1992)
    10. J Is for Judgement (1993)
    11. K Is for Killer (1994)
    12. L Is for Lawless (1995)
    13. M Is for Malice (1996)
    14. N Is for Noose (1998)
    15. O Is for Outlaw (1999)
    16. P Is for Peril (2000)
    17. Q Is For Quarry (2002)
    18. R Is for Ricochet (2004)
    19. S Is for Silence (2005)
    20. T Is for Trespass (2007)
    21. U Is for Undertow (2009)
    And these next ones are ones I've heard about but haven't read yet.

    Martha Grimes Foul Matter Satire Laugh out loud funny. An hilarious takeoff of the New York publishing scene written with her customary skill in creating quirky but credible characters. A most deserving victim meets a most appropriate end.

    Linda F. Kennedy Bird Watching Cozy Laugh out loud funny. Her first book with another on the way. Can't wait.

  4. Thanks Patt. So you have read the Alphabet series and they are funny?

  5. I Recommend Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series...they are sci-fi, mystery, and funny all in one! And Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series is really good too. And last a book that i LOVE but is not a series is The Physic Book Of Deliverence Dane.

    Happy Reading!


  6. SO, I read all of Kinsey's stories. I love them, but they're different then Stephanie Plum novels. They aren't as funny. But the humor is still there and I love them. She's a damn good writer. Never understood why no one bought the rights to her series. Weird. :)

  7. Thanks Patt. I think I might have to check those out.

  8. OMG, you guys are so great! Thank you so much for the suggestions. I've been in a romance novel kick for a while & wanted some new stuff to download on my Kindle. Been wanting something "Plumish" to read :)

    Cindy, PattRose, Michelle C., & Stephanie's Obsession, thank you again!! I appreciate your recommendations :)

  9. I'm late on this... okay not that late but these authors tickle my funny bone.

    Jennifer Cruise -- Especially love "Getting Rid of Bradley."

    Gena Showalter's "Ecstasy In Darkness" was just hilarious to me, I posted my review on my blog if you want to check it out and see if its something you might like.

    "Simply Irrisistible" by Jill Shalvis was cute funny.

    Hmmm... Lynsay Sands, I haven't read every book of hers but I love what I've read of her "Argeneau / Rogue Hunter" series.

    Charlotte Hughes. Love the series she co-wrote with Janet Evanovich.

  10. I really like Susan Elizabeth Phillips books--
    They are like romantic comedies.
    Lots of funny parts and lots of sexy parts!

    I am mostly a fantasy/scifi reader--when not reading Evanovich!


  11. Jill Mansell has some great funny ones. Not mysteries, but the humor and romance is covered. She's a British writer.