These books go unnoticed by a lot of us. At least for me, they blend into the bookcase background. I’m talking about James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Clive Cussler. These names are everywhere, but I guess it’s for a reason. Bestselling authors are bestselling. Top sellers. Popular. So popular that these people write book after book after book and sell millions of each.
So these bestsellers are popular, but they are also considered somewhat low brow. Looked down upon and called names. Which I guess is why I’ve never read any of them. Maybe a John Grisham here and there and at least one Nicholas Sparks, though I don’t remember that one.
A little while ago I began to get curious about what exactly was underneath those familiar covers. I saw them again and again in the airport newsstands. They must be there for a reason. They must be popular for a reason. So I’m gonna try them out. Give them a go. I won’t judge these books by the cover, or reputation, any longer.
I was pretty much able to compile a list of these mega-authors just by letting the names creep into my head. The bit of research I did only confirmed that these ten authors were spot on. In no particular order except the order in which I conjured up their names, here they are. Wish me luck.
- Nora Roberts
- Danielle Steel
- James Patterson
- Dean Koontz
- Patricia Cornwell
- Debbie Macomber
- Clive Cussler
- Louis L’Amour
- Robert Ludlum
- Tom Clancy
Anybody have any favorites they’d like to suggest?