Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Fave Trashy Yet Well-Written Books

Since summer is almost over and the fall chill is starting to set in, we only have a few more weeks to squeeze in some summer reading.  I’ve always been one to read trashy books during the summer, the Fifty Shades of Grey series included, but there are so many that are better written than Fifty Shades of Grey.  My top 5 trashy yet well-written books are as follows:

1.  Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

2.  Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor

3.  Lace by Shirley Conran

4.  Katherine by Anya Seton

5.  Valide by Barbara Chase-Riboud

What are your favorites?  Any recommendations?  Come–let’s discuss and talk amongst ourselves!

7 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Fave Trashy Yet Well-Written Books”

I looooove Katherine! I’m trying to figure out what I’ve read that can be considered both trashy and well-written, and I suppose it depends on the definition of “trashy.” I love Georgette Heyer’s books, which are very well-written and not at all “fine literature,” so I suppose those might count. Also, the Nikki Heat books by “Richard Castle.” I’m not a huge fan of mystery novels, but those are a lot of fun and do a really good job of capturing the characters from the TV show the way that the character would fictionalize them. Plus, the author photo is Nathan Fillion. I won’t pretend that the rest of the trashy books I like are well-written. Most of them are utter shite, and I love them anyway.

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