Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books That Feature Characters Who Are Writers


Hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.

I always love finding books where characters are writers of some kind.  There is just something very meta about writers writing about writers!

Dreaming of You (Gamblers, #2)
1. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas -- Sara Fielding
A Victorian-era novelist who specializes in scandalous settings.

See Jane Score (Chinooks Hockey Team, #2)
2. See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson -- Jane Alcott
A female sports journalist who also writes erotic adventures for a magazine.

Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
3. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn -- Colin Bridgerton/Penelope Featherington
Colin writes about his various travels while Penelope's writings are bit more mysterious.

This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5)
4. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips -- Molly Somerville
A children's book writer.

And Then He Kissed Her (Girl Bachelors, #1)
5. And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke -- Emmaline Dove
She acts as a publisher's secretary, but secretly writes etiquette books for ladies.

Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke, #3)
6. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn -- Sebastian Gray
One of the most surprising writers...a lord who writes something very unusual.

A Groom of One's Own (The Writing Girls, #1)A Tale of Two Lovers (The Writing Girls, #2)The Tattooed Duke (The Writing Girls, #3)Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, #4)
7. The Writing Girls series by Maya Rodale -- Sophie Harlow, Julianna Somerset, Eliza Fielding, Annabelle Swift
The female writing staff of the London Weekly newspaper.

Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1)
8. Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey -- Joe Kowalski
A prominent horror writer who is notoriously private.

Escorted (Escorted, #1)
9. Escorted by Claire Kent -- Lori Addison
A romance author who has never been with a man.

Fangirl
10. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell -- Cath Avery
A college freshman who is an internet-famous fanfiction writer.

7 comments:

  1. Love this TTT topic choice! I would add Misery by Stephen King and Landline by Rainbow Rowell (she's a sitcom writer, but that counts, right?). I haven't read Fangirl yet, it's on my list.

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    1. Rainbow Rowell does love her writer heroines. I think one of the characters in Attachments is also a writer. Fangirl is fabulous!

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  2. So many of my favorite books! I should really read more of the Writing Girls books by Maya Rodale. I've read the Mr. Knightley one and thought it was pretty cute. And FANGIRL!

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  3. "Suddenly You" by Lisa Kleypas - the heroine, Amanda Briars, is a novelist.

    "The Last Hellion" by Loretta Chase - the heroine, Lydia Grenville, writes for a newspaper.

    "How to Entice an Earl" by Manda Collins - the heroine, Lady Madeline Essex is writing a novel.

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    1. I have read Suddenly You, but need to do a re-read since I forgot about Amanda being a writer. I have The Last Hellion on my TBR shelf so I'll read that someday. Thanks for the heads up on the Manda Collins...I really like her writing.

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  4. what great choices you have here!!! I love the Writing Girls!!! And Dreaming Of You is just great. Then He Kissed Her was just fabulous. The ending was perfect...totally made me cry.

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    1. Me too! Harry was a hard hero to know at first, but those two worked out so perfectly.

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