Well, no more waiting for that question to be asked of me anymore. I’m going to be proactive and recommend books before someone comes up to the desk and asks me for my reading advice.
I love many types of books – fiction and nonfiction – science fiction, literature, history, fantasy, westerns, politics, humor, horror, religion, steampunk and even children’s books. All I ask of a book is that it be well-written and interesting. If it’s non-fiction I like accuracy and a passionate viewpoint; if it’s fiction, I want at least one likeable character that I can care about and some sense of plausibility. Oh, and if it’s chick lit – it has to be very well-written and offer a new perspective; I’m tough on chick lit because it’s not my favorite category, so the book has to work harder. I know – it’s not fair, but that’s the way it is.
I will tell you about the books I’ve read and enjoyed as well as a few (I hope it’s just a few) that I don’t recommend. And, as I tell you about the books I’ve read, I’d like to hear from you – tell me about the books you’ve read and liked – and those that you didn’t like. Just be thoughtful and decent in your comments – I have a lot of respect for most authors and generally like to show courtesy toward them and their readers.
Next week I will discuss the popular and controversial trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey! Have you read it yet? What do you think of it?Like