Is there such a thing as reading too much of one genre?
I never used to think so, but lately I have found myself thinking that I’m getting a bit tired of fantasy. Plus they start to either all sound the same or I start getting the storylines mixed up. My mind is turning into a fantasy muddled mess. So, I thought I needed a change and here we are. I have also been wanting to knock off some books from my physical TBR, so I went through all of my books and made a stack of non-fantasy books.
My plan is to switch back and forth between fantasy (or what ever library book I have checked out) and one of these. Some of these are very new, but most have been sitting on my shelf for awhile. Right now I am about finished with Realm of Ruins, when I am through I will pick up one of these. But which one?
I think I have it narrowed down to these four:
Cherie Priest’s new book The Toll: I love her books and this is gothic horror which is kind of fantasy maybe? Don’t care as it is far from the usual fantasy I read so I’m including it. Plus it is fairly short.
Taylor Adams’s No Exit: I saw a review of this book a few weeks ago and then came across a free copy at ALA (SCORE!) I love thrillers and this one would be perfect to read right now as it takes place during a blizzard. (We recently had a snow storm here in the PNW, the first in a couple of years!)
Tiffany Schmidt’s The Boy Next Story: I don’t read a lot of contemporary but I really enjoyed the first book in this series and so I had to pick this one up at ALA as well. This one is based on Little Women.
Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward: I see so many reviews of this book just going on and on about how good it is. I got this one last fall when Brandon was on the book tour for it and stopped by Seattle to speak. It was a very good talk about failure and how it can come out being a good thing. You can find the video of his talk here, it was really good.