Reading Your Way Across America

books across america

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,

 

KK

3 thoughts on “Reading Your Way Across America

  1. ysymon3@yahoo.com

    KK, Our book club recently read “The Roundhouse” by Louise Erdrich. Excellent, “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed, “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson-hilarious! These aren,t Christian books, but well written and very different- -so an opportunity to learn & grow. I,m presently reading ” These Granite Islands by Sarah Stonich-so well written and, I think, a first novel.

    Let me know if any of these appeals.

    Yvonne Sent from my iPad

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  2. Harriet Michael

    I recently read Lorna Doone. It was sooooo good!! It was written in something like the 17th century and for that reason is in old English. This takes a little getting used to but stick with it and it becomes easier to read. When I was a child I grew up on the mission field where we were taught in a mission school which used the Calvert Course. They had an abridged version of Lorna Doone which I remembered loving. The unabridged is much harder to read but will pay off in spades if you stick with it. (It’s a romance.)

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