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Authors worth binge reading.

Every once in a while I’ll stumble upon a new-to-me author and feel immediately compelled to read everything they’ve ever written—preferably before the week is over. I do the same thing whenever I revisit Jane Austen’s works. I sit down thinking I’m really in the mood to re-read Emma, and before I know it I’ve read three of her six novels, at which point I might as well go ahead and finish them all. I’m always delighted to find an author worth binge reading. For me, sometimes this looks like great literature. More often, it’s an author whose books are fun, entertaining, and compulsively readable, like the following:

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1) This is the first installment of Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series, which will hit 11 books when her newest release comes out August 25. These mysteries are unlike anything I'd ever read: the whodunit plot lines are just an excuse to explore human nature, granting them a depth and psychological astut…