This weeks prompt is: Name a book that spoke to you on a personal level. Why?
Now, I had to think long and hard about this. It’s not an easy question when you love books as much as I do. I read in several genres (much like I write in several genres) because they each give me different experiences.
I love historical because I have in interest in what’s happened in the past. I’m not a fanatical history boffin, I don’t get het up if there are some things that don’t ring true – unless of course they’re really out of place. I suppose that’s why I like historical with a bit of magic wound in, like Kate Mosse’s books. I loved all of them, but I’ve read Citadel twice, maybe three, times. She writes great female lead roles who have flaws, like we all do, and she weaves in these time slips which are well handled. I’d like to write like Kate Mosse, she is one of my writing heroes.
I also love to ready fantasy. I suppose I started with Harry Potter, reading along with our sons who were around ten years old at the time, and living this wizard’s life vicariously through them. The Game of Thrones series has been a journey of massive discovery for me in the land of this genre and I can’t get enough of these stories, so thank goodness George R.R. Martin is still writing. My favourite book though, is The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I just adore the concept of time travel and the love story between the two main characters.
And I love to read crime and mystery, my husband’s favourite genre. I’m not sure I could name one book in this category because it’s such a wide one. I’m happy to read lots of different authors for different reasons. I’m secretly in love with Jack Reacher’s character, though deeply disappointed at the choice to play him in the film, sorry Tom! you weren’t the man I had in mind. 😘