In the last month, I have read Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, I am Legend by Richard Matheson, and The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle. I’m a sucker for strong female protagonists(Franklin gives us a detective/forensic pathologist from the Middle Ages while Kyle provides us a likable teen in the arid Southwest) and horror/supernatural themes(Matheson’s short stories are said to have inspired Stephen King.)And yes, true to my writerly nature, I’ll take a novel over nonfiction any day. Though my current read, Vanity of Duluoz, a semiautobiographical Beat memoir by Jack Kerouac is a nice mix.
I suppose I’m getting in my reading before I devote lots of time to reading Dr. Seuss and other children’s books aloud.