I’ve read that to be a good writer you should read, read, read. I have lots of books on Kindle and in paper format but I have a habit of starting them and not finishing them. I’m the queen of half-finished books.
Some of the half-finished books on my Kindle or nightstand:
- The Scarpetta Factor by Patrica Kornwell
- Geek Love By Katherine Dunn (I read it so long ago that I consider this a fresh read)
- Until I find You by John Irving
- Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
- Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir by Nick Flynn
- Finding Hanna by John R Kess
- By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer
- The Judas Goat by Robert Parker
- Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Maybe I haven’t found the right novels to capture my interest. Many years ago (almost twenty-five years ago!) my favorite novel was Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. I read it so long ago that it feels as though I’m reading it for the first time. The last book I really loved and read all the way through in recent history was Stiff by Mary Roach, but even that was a few years back. I read a few others by Mary Roach. Packing for Mars was quite good.
Does anyone else have this problem? Do you even consider it a problem? Are you an avid reader? Tell me what books you like best.