Who are your current, favorite authors and what genre are they?
I am reading mummy dearest a true storey about an evil mum. I read about serial killers, crime, death camps etc. my favourite book so far is this one. I recommend it as religion or mistreatment because of religion is the big driving force behind this man.
At the moment, I'm concentrating on two books: one audio and one on my iPad.
The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith is an audiobook narrated by Johnny Heller. An excellent and thought-provoking look at the game of world politics and the things that really separate democrats and autocrats and what each type of leader must do to remain in power.
Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded by Lewis Carroll together form a 600+ page borefest from the author who gave the world the remarkable Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. It has its moments, and some laugh out loud humor, but these are too far spaced to redeem this oft confusing and bizarre book from an otherwise excellent author.
Just finished Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" and a current si-fi book by an author named Jennifer Foehner titled "Remanence" while on my vacation a week ago. Had meant to read "Catcher" for years but finally got around to it.
Just started a new book by Victoria Schwab titled "A Gathering of Shadows", that is the second of three she has in a series. Read the first one about a year ago. Am also (slowly - is it's not light reading) a book on the fall of the Ottoman Empire by a historian named Sean McMeekin.
Right now am reading "To Protect and To Serve" - author is retired police chief of Seattle, Washington. He outlines all the problems with American policing - the racism, sexism, classism, homophobia - extremely rare for a retired police chief, a rich white straight man, to admit to all these terrible problems and to urge citizens to take action.
Believe it or not, I'm reading me at the moment. Getting ready for a major rewrite of one of my novels, Ancient Whispers from Tomorrow. When I'm in this mode, I can't afford to read other material. Well, except for the various threads in which I participate, but I do that/this to break from the 'grind'. I will be in this condition for probably the next 4 to 6 months.