I recently asked my Facebook friends what they wanted me to blog about. Some, like Katie, asked for me to blog about Val Kilmer. So here's all I have to say about that:
Other, more practical, commenters, asked what I was currently, or had recently read.
And honestly, other than the back of a shampoo bottle while I'm sitting on the commode, my list is limited.
However, I have read a few books, and I don't mind sharing them here with you.
My favorite of this new year has been The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Ever since The Hunger Games, dystopian novels are all the rage. Well, welcome to one of the originals. Featuring a futuristic government, ruled by the religious right, it's downright scary how real some of the book could play out in a "what if" world. The ending had me yearning for more. Another great novel in the same genre was written by my friend Jess. Exceptional is her first book, and I'm pretty sure her second is due out on Amazon in the next month or so.
My second read of this new year includes none other than The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory. While I love historical fiction, most of Gregory's work tends to ere on the side of very fictional. With the unearthing of King Richard III's body in a parking lot, I found it fitting to fit this one into my reading schedule. Let me just say that I complete recommend reading Jean Plaidy (Victoria Holt), over Philippa Gregory. And then pick up a history book to double check your facts. Or you could just watch The Tudors and be satisfied with sexy, good looking English monarchs.
And last, but not least, is We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. I don't recommend this if you have a weak stomach. Or children. Because I promise, as you read this, you'll see some things in your parenting style that will have you absolutely fearing that you're raising the next news-worthy sociopath.
What books are you currently reading? Anything you'd recommend to others? I'm always updating my Goodreads list (feel free to add me as a friend).