You may have read on Pinterest or some site that likes to blog memes, random facts, factoids for specific subjects like writing or any other social media site that to write well you must also read. I used to be addicted to reading. I have no idea why I stopped. I doubt there was a very good reason because I’d remember it. But here it is, and today I spent some time on my lunch break going through various “recommend me a book” websites like Goodreads to try and find my next book.
I’ve had some suggestions from workmates, but I didn’t like wuxia because it just didn’t feel like me. It’s hard to explain, but I went to multiple websites to try and find my next book and came up empty-handed. Of the millions of books on planet Earth, I couldn’t find one book that took my fancy from all of the ones I saw.
The genres I am interested in are Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Horror, Cyberpunk and I’ve read quite a few books considered “romance”, but I wouldn’t call myself a Mills and Boon reader if that makes sense. So I thought I’d ask my followers and readers of anything they could suggest with the above genres in mind? I also love Vampires and Supernatural and Paranormal, too.
Even though this book doesn’t really fit any of those categories well, one of the last books I read and absolutely loved was The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller who is a romance but not in the way that you’d think! I think this is one of the most endearing things about this story because it flips a few characters taken from history upside down, and the end result is just fantastic.
Some of my favourite (non-Star Wars) books are Magician by Raymond E. Feist, Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Martian by Andy Weir.
If you know of any books that you’ve really enjoyed or that would fit my taste from the examples above, please leave me a comment, and I’ll go check them out 🙂