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.

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


  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.

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

  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!

  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.

    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.

  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.

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


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