Have you ever felt like you’ve read the same story in a different book?
Maybe it’s time to switch up your go-to reading genre.
The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article on reading ruts today — with suggestions on how to spice up your reading routine. I found this particular line intriguing:
Recommendations shouldn’t just come from online communities or best-of lists. Friends and family whose taste you trust can help push you into unexpected corners of the book world.
I suppose I could be considered an online community, but I’d rather think of myself as a reading buddy. This blog was founded on the notion of friendship — sharing what I thought about a book with friends in the most efficient manner possible.
So, are you looking for something just a little bit different?
I know I can get stuck in a contemporary literature zone, and I know life’s too short to spend time with a book you don’t enjoy. But I’ve also experienced the very best feeling of an amazing read I would not otherwise have checked out if not for some prodding. So, with that in mind, here are a few suggestions in a variety of themes and genres if you’re feeling like taking a risk:
World War II:
Looking for your next read? Make it something you wouldn’t normally pick up. Then tell me about it — I’m always looking for suggestions!
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