E is for...Enger and Evanovich
Week one has come to a close and we're rounding it out with the letter E. Today's authors of choice are: Leif Enger and Janet Evanovich.
Leif Enger (1961-)
I first encountered Leif Enger in 2006 when I moved to Austria. Before leaving, I popped into a bookstore to grab something for the flight and picked up Peace Like a River. Needless to say I fell in love with the book, mainly because of Swede (she reminds me of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird), and recommend it to a lot of people. Even though it's infused with religious references, which isn't necessarily something I gravitate toward, this is a great book. I wasn't as impressed with his second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, but it's still a decent read.
*Recommendation: Peace Like a River
Janet Evanovich (1943-)
Another great author to read when you want something that doesn't take a lot of effort (or braincells), Janet Evanovich is fairly prolific. I still haven't determined if she uses ghostwriters to accomplish the number of books she publishes. Regardless, I'm a huge fan of her Stephanie Plum series...though I think at 21 she should probably wrap the characters up soon. Originally writing contemporary romance novels under a pen name, and only writing romance under her name because it was recommended, Evanovich eventually found a balance between the romantic aspects of her novels and the action sequences that she most enjoyed writing. Enter the first person narratives of Stephanie Plum and her bounty hunting escapades. Enjoyable and quick reads!
*Recommendation: The Stephanie Plum Series
Any E author's who you enjoy?
Have a great Sunday, fellow A-Zers!