There are so many books that I have been wanting to read lately, that I decided to make a list to keep myself organized and to prevent forgetting about any of them. I realized a while ago that if I want to be a writer then I have to expand my horizons. This means reading different genres. I have a tendency (with books as well as movies) to only stick to one genre, leaving the others out without even giving them a chance to win my heart. You see, I hate sci-fi/fantasy but Harry Potter was the only thing I had with me on the plane to Las Vegas when I was 11 years old. Thank goodness, or else I would have never read it, due to the genre it was classified in. With that being said, I am sure I'm missing out on perhaps some of the best literature of the day by not giving some books a chance. So, without further ado, here is a rough draft of my list of books to read this year:
- Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I heard it was about vampires (total turn off), but since its a huge hit with so many others, I'll give it a shot.
- Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot. Meg is a wonderfully successful novelest. If nothing else, I should be reading some of her writing to learn from her.
- Knit Two by Kate Jacobs. Ok, so this one I know I'm going to like (I read The Friday Night Knitting Club), but supporting great authors is something I'm willing to do!
- The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke by Suze Orman.
- Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John de Graaf. One of the those books that just intrigue me.
- Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. I've avoided Jodi's books mainly because they all seem to revolve around court cases, which I hate. But I think I can learn something from her, seeing as she (like Meg) has published so many best sellers.
- Visions in White by Nora Roberts.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A fantasy book I would never read, but thou must expand horizons!
What books are you reading now? Do you tend to stick to one genre or jump around? What motivates you to read a certain book?