Welcome to our Ten Book Challenge where our favorite authors share 10 of their most beloved and memorable reads—from the books with their favorite covers and best opening lines, to the reads they gift and the bookstores they frequent. This is a peek into your favorite authors’ perfect bowl of literary comfort food. We hope you discover something delicious! 

Ginny Baird is a beloved author of contemporary romance novels that are filled with heart, humor, and happy endings. Her latest novel, coming out March 28th, is called Right Girl, Wrong Side and we can’t wait to get out hands on it! New York Times best-selling author Ginny Baird has done it again in this multicultural story about two families that are forced to share a vacation home. Evita Machado, flower shop manager and Ryan Hatfield, history professor both have stubborn mothers, and despite Evita’s crush on Ryan in high school, their business-rival mothers never let them date. When both mothers refuse to give up their luxury trip when a bidding mistake happens, Evita and Ryan must do what they can to keep the peace while their own chemistry grows.

The Book I……

I last bought/am currently reading: Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

I recommend to everyone: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

That was my favorite to read last year, and why: Colleen Hoover’s Verity because I could not stop turning pages

Whose author I would love to have lunch with: Author of Twenties Girl (and so many others), Sophie Kinsella

That made me realize language had power: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I’d like to see adapted to the screen: The Stand-In by Lily Chu

That made me laugh out loud—or cry—while reading it: Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret? and, honestly, many more of her books, key among them: Remember Me?, I’ve Got Your Number, and I Owe You One. I adore her sense of humor

That has the most gorgeous cover: Isabel Allende’s Zorro (original hardcover)

With the best opening line: Lucy Foley’s The Guest List– “The lights go out.”

Bookstore that I frequent/is my favorite: Faraway fave – Shakespeare and Company (Paris). Local love – McIntyre’s Books (Pittsboro)

Bonus: What question do you wish we asked, and your answer! Paperbacks or ebooks: paperbacks