Updated: Aug 14, 2020
What to read next?
I find myself asking that question a lot and even though I try to look for something new or a book I never thought I would read until I started it and loved it. I will admit I tend to go for Science Fiction, Arthur C Clarke is among my favourites. Especially the Rama series of books, just incredible when you think of when they were written just 4 years after man went to the moon for the first time. I also love any of Wilbur Smiths books, some favourites Blue Horizon, Assegai, but I would recommend you read them in series like the Courtney Series.
“Arthur C Clarke is among my favourites. Especially the Rama series of books, just incredible when you think of when they were written just 4 years after man went to the moon for the first time.”
Some other series of books I have enjoyed include the 'Not Alone' series by Craig A Falconer, I found it very thought provoking. Another in the same vain is 'Contact' by Carl Sagen, you can maybe see a theme developing here. Yes I am fascinated by what is out there and would love to write a science fiction book. I believe Arthur C Clarke once said something like 'There are no new ideas in science fiction, if there were I would have written it already.' That is the challenge I and every Science Fiction writer faces, coming up with a new idea, not just a variation of one.
I will keep trying.
Other types of books I love to read and I think everyone should read the master of story telling currently in my opinion, JK Rowling and Harry Potter, all 8 books. I also recommend you search for any other book she has written particularly the one she wrote under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith - 'The Casual Vacancy'. One final recommendation is a book that I first saw as a movie (the original) and loved not only the story but the cinematography, it is 'Papillon' by Henri Charrière. It is an autobiographical novel a truly astonishing tale.
Back to the original question. What to read next?
I have given a few of my favourites above but I would recommend you read your favourite genre. Every now and then throw yourself a curve ball and chose something else you thought you would never read.
You never know you may just love it.