After reading back-to-back Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, one needs a break. At least I do. I have a few authors I usually turn to right away by checking to see if they have a new release. If not, an old standby will suffice. I find I go one of two ways when I am a bit burnt out, sobbing or laughing.
My top three:
I need to have the funnies when I have been swamped in the deep dark worlds I love so much. These three ladies, no fail, make me bust a gut laughing. I find after months of reading darkness, I always grab a contemporary that will make me laugh. The stories are usually ones you’ve lived through yourself or know someone who has been in a similar situation. Or so over the top you can’t help but laugh uncontrollably.
Another group that gets me out of my funk:
V. C. Andrews
Nothing like going a little old school to make you remember why you love to read. My copy of Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters looks like it’s been in the bathtub and the washing machine. It probably has and no fail, it still makes me cry. I had to replace my V. C. Andrews sets last year, since we all know our first copies came from older sisters or mothers.
Those two authors bring me straight back to my “innocent” days, where you sometimes hid what you were reading (V. C. Andrews) or hid your face because you are sobbing over a fictional character.
Do you genre hop after a marathon session of back to back in one genre? Have any old standby’s that help you out of your funk? Want to share some recommended reading to the class?
Natasha Carty reviews Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy on her website Wicked Little Pixie and lives in Toronto, Canada, with her cat, Seamus.