Updated 10/7/19

OrangeCountyReaders is a book review site with special emphasis on authors who live in Southern California. I also post local book-related signings and events.

Hi Book Friends! I’m glad you’re here.

I’ve had a life long love affair with books. Beginning with L. M. Montgomery and Betty Smith and graduating to Ken Follett and Pat Conroy and Anne Rice and Sidney Sheldon.  Nowadays I’m usually reading the latest Michael Connelly or Lucinda Riley or Colleen Hoover. Lots of historical fiction and suspense. J. T. Ellison and Sandra Block and Caroline Kepnes know how to keep me on the edge of my chair. New authors like Janna King and Amy Doan and Kate Quinn are also on my radar!

You can find me usually driving around Orange County with an iced coffee hiding out at Blackmarket Bakery, hunting for Little Free Libraries or leaving books in public spaces for people to find, read and pass along.  Do you believe in Book Fairies? I do!

Want some more fun facts?

The Secret Life of a Blogger post.

Meet the Bookstagrammer post.

Here are my 2018 Stats and my 2018 Goodreads challenge here.

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Looking forward to hearing from you!

FTC Disclosure

I receive review copies of some of the books I review. In accordance with FTC regulations, I disclose where I got the book (library, publisher, purchased, etc.) in the book information section at the top of each review post. If I received a review copy, an additional disclosure statement will be found just before the review itself.


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Updated 4/15/19: I have decided to change the way books are reviewed on this blog. I’m no longer using a starred rating system.

  • I happily accept reviews of the following categories of books; Young Adult, Mystery/Thriller, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction and Historical Fiction
  • Please email orangecountyreads at yahoo dot com if you have a question or suggestion or a book for me to review. I’ll be happy to consider.

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