Recently someone asked me about my reading choices; do I stick to one topic or do I switch it up at all? I hadn’t thought about it much before but after reviewing my recent reads, I concluded that I am a true genre hopper. I go from fiction to memoir to historical fiction, thriller, essays and nonfiction. Like a well-balanced meal, I do indulge in a bit of everything.
something pleasurable that goes down easy like: I enjoy a cocktail,
by Bill Hayes. Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me
Or something strong that gets your blood pumping like:
short essays in
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a smaller portion to whet the whistle and make you want more like:
I rarely skip an appetizer,
by Mohsin Hamid or Exit West by SJ Sindu Marriage of a Thousand Lies
something to sink my teeth into that is meaty and filling, like: Must have a protein,
by Min Jin Lee, Pachinko by Yaa Gyasi, or Homegoing by Nathan Hill The Nix
something nourishing and enriching to contribute to brain cells, like: And don’t forget the vegetables,
by Leon Wildes, John Lennon vs the USA by Michael Lewis or The Undoing Project by JD Vance Hillbilly Elegy
addictive and comforting like: Love me some starch,
by Jane Green, The Sunshine Sisters by Sally Hepworth or The Mother’s Promise by Jamie Brenner. The Forever Summer
Treat myself to dessert, something daring and thrilling like:
by Shari Lapena, The Couple Next Door by Jessica Strawser, or Almost Missed You by Megan Miranda All the Missing Girls
a late night snack of something I love (maybe M&Ms or gummy bears) until I’m full, indulging in a double dose of: On occasion I will binge,
Camille Di Maio’s
and The Memory of Us , or Nadia Hashimi’s Before the Rain Falls and When the Moon is Low , or Clare Mackintosh’s The Pearl that Broke its Shell and I See You , or World War II novels like I Let You Go by Armando Lucas Correa, The German Girl by Ronald H. Balson and Karolina’s Twins by Pam Jenoff. The Orphan’s Tale
At this point, it is clear that I am a genre hopper who loves to consume a well-balanced meal!
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