Since June I have been in a reading slump. My favorite authors haven’t published anything recently and the books I’ve started I can’t seem to get into. This feels something similar to worse case of writer’s block a person could have. I tried reading through first novels but got hung up on a really bad first novel from a Kentucky author. There is restlessness in my soul that is a longing to be taken away to another time and place by a novelist’s ability to make today disappear and paint pictures of places I’ve never been. I want to become friends with the hero and get frustrated with the villain. You know the feeling when you finish a good book and the next day you are wondering what the characters are up to only to realize they are gone.
I found this list that intrigued me. This is a list of books that are set in each state. Many of these books I have already read; others I think I may try just to scratch this itch. It’s important for writers to read. Really, it’s important for everyone to read.
Who is your favorite author? Any suggestions?
Missing a good read,