Here at Winghill we were just having a discussion about some of our favorite authors and it made me wonder what you're reading right now. Do you have any authors on your per-order list?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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I am a huge fan of both Philippa Gregory and Margaret George. Of course this is highly due to my fascination with the entire Henry VIII era and those that surrounded him. One of my all time favorite novels is The Other Boleyn Girl. I have read it 3 times! These are both fanatstic authors if someone is into historical fiction. I am now reading The Memoirs of Cleoptra by George just to take a break from good old Henry. However, a few weeks ago I forgot my NOOK in the car leaving for vacation and boarding a plane. My husband grabbed me a few books at the bookstore from the airport while I was pouting. I also enjoy a good murder mystery and he picked up a book titled "Shattered" by Michael Robotham. I loved it and read it in a little over a day. The second one was by Gillian Flynn " Gone Girl" which I also enjoyed, except for the ending. Once we arrived in Maui I decided to pick up two more books by these authors and can say I did not like Dark Places by Flynn...concept was good and intriguing enough I finished it... but just a little too gory on the children killing for me. And Bleed for Me by Robotham was also okay but not as good as Shattered. I read like three books at a time so although I am still plowing through Cleopatra, I am also reading The Trial by Kafka ( I am a big believer in reading 1 classic per month) and I am about to start the Night Circus. Has anyone read that one? I welcome any comments if you have.
I have a very diverse reading arena. It depends on my mood. I have my 'get away from it all books' Danielle Steele, John Grisham and Steve Berry. Then I like to dip into some heavier themes of Gary Zukav, Nealew Donald Walsch. Then for curiosity sake any autobiographies and biographies. I just love to read.
The first Vonnegut I ever read was The Sirens of Titan. That book made me want to write fiction. Then I read Brautigan's Willard and his Bowling Trophies and Trout Fishing in America. Those made me write fiction. Kafka makes me want to write beautiful fiction.
I'll never write like him. But that won't keep me from trying . . .