I am an advocate for always reviewing every book I read, not only does it give other readers an insight into the narrative but also acknowledges the author’s hard work. A review is the life blood of any author – so please write a review, even a single sentence is enough. It can be on any platform: Smashwords, Goodreads or Amazon or copy & paste to put it on all three!
My Goodreads page is here if you want to find out what my reviews were for each of the books listed below.
2019 Books: The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Elevation, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Lucky One, Spook-Science Tackles the Afterlife, The Icarus Girl, Things Withered, Magnetic North, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, Becoming, Sixpence House, Hollow City, Lomita for Ever, The Little Paris Bookshop, To Air the Laundry, Mrs Everything, Hearts in the Spotlight, Stranger in the Woods, 10 Days in December, Dirt Road, Steampunk FAQ, River of Destiny & Past Presence.
This number equates to about a book and a half a month, which considering I was also writing is not too bad.
As you will see, it is apparent I do not have a particular genre I favour, I much rather chose a book due to the topic or story line than stick to one type of narrative. The Spook book was loaned to me by a friend, who knew of my life long interest in reincarnation and I ordered Stranger in the Woods, as it was one of the news stories I utilized in a work in progress. The others were picked by chance as the blurb caught my eye.
How do you pick a book to read?
Do you have a particular genre you read?
December 22, 2019 at 10:23 am
I try to read as many indie books as I can. I find many of the best selling fiction authors have become a disappointment. The indie authors have so many fresh, unique ideas. I am a fan of World War 2 fiction and mysteries. But I also have read some truly wonderful memories and character-driven dramas. I do read reviews, but am not wholly swayed by reviews. I also pay attention to the back cover blurb, sometimes this can persuade me for or against a read.
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December 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm
That why I read such a diverse scope of authors – famous or not – the story is key.