A note from Penny: I started this list in 2011 as a list of favorite authors. A lot of things have happened since then, and some authors that I listed previously, have shown their true colors on the interwebs. (For those of you reading this in the future look up the words, Romance Writers of America and racism; J.K. Rowling, TERF, and transphobia). I don’t condone discrimination of any kind, and that made me rethink what I share and how I want to share it. In 2020, I am making the decision to highlight books here instead of authors.