For as long as I can remember, I have always loved reading fiction and fantasy novels. I love reading and dreaming of other worlds and imagining that super powers and magical gifts could really be possible. Along those reading lines, lately I have soared through the pages of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lost Hero, and Fablehaven. I even journeyed through the stories in the scriptures with the Hawkins family in Chris Heimerdinger's latest, Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites: Sorcerers and Seers.
To broaden my scope a little bit, I took my mother-in-laws challenge to read a series by Chris Stewart called The Great and Terrible. I know that most people looking at them would think that they are sci-fi/ fantasy fiction also, but after reading half of the first book, I have decided that they are a totally different style than I have ever read. They are adult fiction. Very dry, very slow paced, and very much lacking in transitions from one scene to the next.
Harry Potter somewhat spoiled me in the fact that every little detail tied together and every moment of the students Hogwarts life was depicted within the pages. I still love my teen fantasy fiction books and will keep reading them, but picking up a few more figure it out for yourself types of book might not be a bad idea.
So, tell me, what's your genre? Are you a biography reader looking for the make believe of a fantasy novel? A picture book reader who needs a little more content of a text book? Which type of book will you try this week?
If you want a great Christmas book and you love history, try this one on for size.