Happy Tuesday! I've missed a couple of Tuesdays with writing Nano, aka November write month, and Gramma duty with my grandkids. I finally have a chance to get back to it and I thought this would be a fun topic to do. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl, and today's topic is changes in my reading life.
I've been reading since I was three so there have been loads of changes in my fifty years of reading. I of course read loads of Dr. Seuss books but as my reading ability got stronger these were some of my favorite childhood books.
Elementary and Middle School Reading
In elementary school I read all of Ramona the Pest, Harriet the Spy, The Cricket in Times Square, Charlotte's Web.
I think I was about eight when I read The Chronicles of Narnia and the thought that the series was fantasy didn't even occur to me. When I was in fourth grade and we were moving from D.C. to Colorado my teacher gave me a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird which was an eye-opening book as a nine nearly ten year old Navy kid.
High School reads . . .
I was in high school in the 80's and The Flower's in the Attic series by V.C. Andrews was all the rage and I read it I think twice probably three times.
Judy Blume's book Forever was another 80's book as well as Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones by Ann Head were two books I stayed up way past my bedtime to read.
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks.
As a young adult and young married with kids, I read a lot of Danielle Steel, Jackie Collins, Dean Koontz.
In 1990 I was introduced to Frank Peretti and after reading This Present Darkness I waited anxiously for a new book of his. In 1993 I began homeschooling my kids so most of my reading was with them. I had very little time for enjoyment reading.
I don't read a lot of mainstream fiction but I read Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella, Jen Lancaster, and Nora Roberts.
Since about 2006, I mainly read Inspirational fiction, and to my surprise I have found genre's and sub genre's I never thought I'd enjoy.
Historical - whenever I thought about historical books a text book is what I saw, but after teaching my girls I found all kinds of historical fiction books based on truth that are just wonderful.
Speculative - I love the speculative genre. I believe Frank Peretti's books fit into this genre and there are so many great Inspirational authors in this genre.
Biblical - My first introduction into this genre was Jill Eileen Smith's Wives of David Series, and I've been reading this genre ever since.
I'm really anxious to read my very first Space Opera book this winter. Ronie Kendig, one of my favorite authors, book Brand of Light which releases December 3, 2019.
I have a question for my reader's if you have an e-reader do you read faster on it, or a physical book?
I have found that for some crazy reason, and I know how to speed read, I read faster on my Kindle.
Now, it's your turn . . .
What has changed in your reading over the years? What genres do you like better than others?