Some of my favorite books that I’ve read in recent years are below. I have no one genre I swear fealty to; heck. I’m not sure I know what a genre is! I read all kinds of things both traditionally published and Indie (that’s independent, self-published authors).
I should probably have one bucket; one go-to genre that is the end-all, be-all for me. I should. For movies, that would be sci-fi/supernatural hands down. In reading? Yes! Sci-Fi and Supernatural/paranormal are my favorite genres. I do love a good yarn with a witch, time travel, or some alternate universe tipping going on!
However, I also love romances with extra sizzling bits – animal shifters, Victorian dramas with diverse characters, unusual circumstances that create new paradigms. Yep. Love all of this. And then, I’ll go and read some Steven King, Neil Gaiman, Anthony Doerr, or Zadie Smith just to screw up the mind works.
As for non-fiction, that I read much less frequently. Possibly less than 1 a year! LOL. (I do need to change that.) Yet, when I do delve into things more true I tend to read self-help, self-improvement, New Age/New Thought topics. Some of my favorite authors are: Pam Grout, Wayne Dyer, Tony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Joyce Meyer, and Julia Cameron.
History? Political events? Science? Astronomy? Biology? I cannot say that I’ve read anything in recent years. (Guess I need to change that as well.)
I’ve been keeping it light and entertaining thus far. Moving forward, I will look to deeper, more entangled subjects to read. In the meantime, here are some of my recent favorite reads since 2012. As you can see, they are in no particular order.
And, please drop a note below with your thoughts on what you’ve read here, or what you think of these books (whether you read them, or not).
Hells Canyon Shifters series – T.S. Joyce (Indie)
Bear Valley Shifters – T.S. Joyce (Indie)
The Tearling Trilogy – Erika Johansen
Doctor Sleep – Stephen King
The Ghost Bride – Yangsze Choo
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
The Last Necromancer – C.J. Archer (Indie)
The Witches on the Road Tonight – Sheri Holman
The Mind Readers series – Lori Brighton (Indie)
E-Cubed – Pam Grout
All Souls Trilogy – Deborah Harkness
White Teeth – Zadie Smith
Latvala Royals – Danielle Bourdon (Indie)
The Timmy Quinn series (literary horror) – Kealan Patrick Burke
Alien Blue – DeAnna Knippling
The Awakened series – Jason Tesar (Indie)
Order of the Seers – Cerece Rennie Murphy (Indie)