Confession: I have not read a can’t-put-down book since I polished off Gone Girl a few months ago. I’m reading, yes, but nothing is completely sucking me in.
I know it seems counter intuitive, but when I’m up all hours of the night racing through a story, I’m incredibly productive in my writing. I have less time to write, but my writing becomes fierce and adrenaline-fueled because I’m so inspired by whatever I’m reading.
I just haven’t been feeling it with the last few books I’ve read. I love the language in We Need to Talk About Kevin but the story moves too slowly for me. I loved the voices of the main protagonists in the young adult novel Perfect Chemistry, but I felt like the story has been done a million times before, and this novel didn’t add anything new.
Yesterday, friend Lee Wright recommended Partial, which I’ve requested from the library. And today at the library I picked up Breath of God, The Revisionists, and In the Garden of Beasts, our next book club’s book. I’m hoping one of these books really pulls me in.
What are you reading that takes your breath away?