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Karen Ellis’ 5 Favorite Books of All Time (Regardless of Genre)

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Even though Karen Ellis writes mysteries & thrillers (like A Map of the Dark, book 1 in The Searchers series), she’s an avid reader of all genres. Here, she shares her top 5 favorite books of all time (regardless of genre).


Having read a lot, it’s nearly impossible to choose only five novels that are most beloved to me, but these spring readily to mind. Each one transported me into a complete and mesmerizing world, and left behind a feeling as vivid as the most spectacular travels. When I think of these novels now, I recall them not as entertainments but experiences that enriched my life.


The last two are tied:

About Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis is the author of A Map of the Dark, the first novel in The Searchers series. The highly anticipated sequel, Last Night goes on sale January 2019. Ellis lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.