I can't add any more comments than all the others re: Janet Evanovich! She is the best! I'm on the waiting list at the library for #12.
For those of you who love Patricia Cornwell, you will also like anything by Kathy Reichs or Tess Gerritson, too.
Jodi Picoult is one of my all-time favorites.
Did anybody already mention Wally Lamb? He wrote "She's Come Undone" and "I Know This Much is True" which are both FANTASTIC reads.
Debbie Macomber, yes!
Dean Koontz, Stephen King also good.
If you liked the Little House books when you were a kid, you might like reading books by Jeanette Oake (sp?)
My current favorite author is Elizabeth Berg. RUN to the library and take out anything they have by her. You will be so happy you did. Any woman will really resonate with any book of hers. Wonderful!
I also like anything on life after death, near-death experiences, hypnosis, meditation, stuff like that.