While there is no mistaking my preference of genre I like to keep this inclination fresh by changing the county of origin of the author. Makes no difference you say?
Then perhaps you have not moved out of your reader comfort zone and have unknowingly stuck to the top 10 list of authors for country in which you live.
I love the UK authors, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, English it doesn’t matter bring on: Val McDermid, Adrian McKinty, Ruth Rendell, Stuart Neville and Denise Mina.
Switching it up means heading into the lands of: Jo Nesbo, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Karin Fossum and Henning Mankell.
When my brain needs a break from the detail and complexity I tend to reach for the easier, quick reads by: Harlen Coben, James Patterson, Stephen J. Cannell and Patricia Cornwell.
Canada, my home and native land brings: Giles Blunt, Louise Penney, Robert Rottenberg, Linwood Barclay and Andrew Pyper, all these authors and many move give me pleasure from all their writing styles.
It’s a short list and not the least comprehensive. There are many other countries and many other authors and shortly, I will finish a book by Israeli author D.A. Mishani – The Missing File.
For me reading is its own art form. The scenarios, images and shapes take place in your mind, parsed by your perception of the author’s intent. The author writes, you imagine. The author imagines, you read.
It is dance, it is motion even when your heart is stolen or your breath cut short.
Care to share your dance with a favoured author?