There are certain authors that I tend to steer clear of. To name a few they are authors such as James Patterson and Nora Roberts (Janet Evanovich, Jude Devereaux, Sandra Brown, Nelson DeMille, and Alexander McCall Smith also get honorable mentions here). “Why do you stay away from authors like those?” you might wonder. Well, here goes.
Nora Roberts: 29 years of writing + 165 books published = about 6 books a year
James Patterson: 34 years of writing + 82 books published = about 2.5 books a year
I do not stay away from either of these authors because I necessarily think I will be disappointed in the stories–not to mention, I’m not a romance fan so Nora Roberts might not be the best choice anyway. But, I mean, come on! How can an author write 6 books a year, on average?! Essentially, I stay away from authors like these because I think, if it takes you about 2 months to write a novel, it can’t really be that good. Not to mention that, if I read all of Nora Roberts’ or James Patterson’s books, I think I would be bored: 165 and 82 books honestly can’t differ much from each other, especially if they’re written so quickly.
Now it’s up to you: Do you think this is a bad reading habit I have? I want you to be honest.
I want to know if you think there’s any of these authors’ novels I should give a chance, or if you have different views.