A meme from the Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic: Top Ten Tuesday Freebie! Your time to pick whatever topic you’d like!
I decided to do things I want to read more of. I spend a lot of time talking about the same books and authors I love and the same genres that I stick to, but there are other things I want to explore I just often don’t know where to start. So maybe you can help me out.
1. Stephen King – The only author on this list, promise. He is so prolific and the only thing I have read The Eyes of the Dragon is on the lesser known side. Everyone says I would love The Dark Tower series but I get the impression that to truly appreciate you have to be well versed in his work. I suppose I always should go chronologically, but I don’t know. Where would you tell me to start?
2. Nonfiction – I don’t mean like work-related books. I mean like more writing research I suppose. I have a collection on historical dress. I was recently flipping through Ben’s book on weapons, but those are visual. I want readable books that give you an idea of life and culture and… I don’t know I just want to read more nonfiction. I think I’m always nervous to pick things because I’m worried it will go over my head and that I actually need the for dummies version.
3. Science Fiction – Don’t laugh. I can talk science fiction, I have some under my belt, but take a look at the authors there on the right and I’m not actually much of a sci-fi reader. I’m a tv show and movie watcher; I’m a video game player. So I consider myself a sci-fi person because of that but despite my love of books they don’t tend to overlap that much. Though @_jeremykerr needs to get his book published and then YA sci-fi will at least have aliens I like.
4. Historical – Sometimes I think I prefer to read the slightly fictional versions of history. I suppose the nonfiction above is because I wish I knew what the good stuff was. I like the personal stories. I like to better imagine what life was like and sometimes fiction is better at that.
5. Mystery – I realized that part of my issue with mystery and suspense was I always read children’s much like my other reading. I guessed the endings and who-did-it too much and too easily.
6. Technical – I like teaching myself to do stuff. Interactive is nice, but I want web design books and knitting books and quilting books. I want to build furniture again. These things require a lot more time, but I tell myself that maybe I will have that time. Though I probably shouldn’t start collecting too much yet.
7. Nonfiction – Don’t worry you didn’t accidentally scroll. I feel like this nonfiction is a different category. This is the… I want to understand how money works without a gold standard. How do international debts work. How do small businesses work? I want to be more informed, not for fiction but for life.
8. Writing – I have several books on my shelf too read, but very little has actually been done. I like inspiration books and writing life books. I have never read anything more method based but I would be curious, I never had a method but I’m getting there. I will admit I could learn something.
9. Classics – A lot of this is actually rereading like things I read in K-12 and undergraduate. There are a lot of those out there on the everybody should read it at least once list, though I suppose at least try it is a better term.
10. And…. I don’t know what to put here…. What else should I read more of???