5 Authors to Read if You Love Kristin Hannah

Over the past few years, Kristin Hannah has dominated best-seller’s lists and book clubs with The Nightingale and The Great Alone. Those of course are only two of the two dozen novels she has written since the 1990’s.








If you loved those two and/or have read through her entire collection, here are a few other authors you should try!


5 Authors to Read if You Love Kristin Hannah


Robyn Carr

She is an eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of almost sixty novels, including the critically acclaimed Virgin River series. She writes primarily historical and contemporary romance novels.

Anna Quindlen

Anna is is a novelist and journalist who has written fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestsellers. Her literary fiction would appeal to Kristin Hannah’s readers because she writes heavy, realistic family drama. Her novels tend to be character driven, and take the reader on an emotional journey.

Sara Gruen

Best known for her 2006 novel Water for Elephants, Sara has published four other novels. Her stories often include an element of life with animals. She writes both contemporary and historical fiction.

Anthony Doerr

Author of the Pulitzer Prize winning All the Light We Cannot See, Doerr has published one other novel, short story collections, and a memoir. HIs writing is poetic and vivid.

Kate Quinn

Having published six novels of historical fiction, Quinn moved into 20th century timelines with her two newer novels, The Alice Network and The Huntress. Her novels have been described as unforgettable historical sagas


Have you read any these authors? How would you compare them to Kristin Hannah? Let me know if there’s anyone you think we should add to this list!




1 Comment

  1. Bev

    May 15, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    I have read Kate Quinn and Kristen Hannah. I also like The Lilac Sisters, The Other Einstein, and many books written about WW2. Some of those were The Alice Network, Tatooist of Auswitz, etc. For lighter reading, I have read a few CJ Box novels. I particularly enjoyed one named Highway, featuring a female detective. Many of the others are great descriptions of wildlife in Wyoming Parks, including Yellowstone.

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