I’m reading a book called Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield. I’m reading obviously as a writer, looking for some clarity on my writing. It has me thinking about books. What are people reading these days and why?
I have some favorites. I’ve read them repeatedly. Others I’ve read and then re-read the parts that speak to me. I’m wondering, though, what “kind” of books are other people reading? Are they self-help, inspirational, mysteries, or romance? There is historical fiction, fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, poetry, and any other number of genres that are available. I’m sure Google could tell us what the current top 10 buying patterns are, but it can’t tell me why. There is no easy answer.
Why? Because it depends on where we look for the answer. Consider your peer group. Because you are like-minded, you read the same genres. If we look outside of your peer group, we can’t imagine that someone would waste their time on “that.” I am not a fan of romance novels but I like inspirational and self-help books that can show me how to be a better me. I also like history, historical fiction or a good mystery when I need to get out of my head. I know that many of my peer group read many of the same types of books. I’ve listed some of my current reading favorites below.
Illusions by Richard Bach. A friend gave me this book many years ago. It is a favorite I read over and over. It is simple, self-spiritual understanding. I do need to stop giving this one away as it’s out of print!
Kate Shugak Mysteries any of them, by Dana Stabenow. Mysteries set on the stage of Alaska. Of course, they’re favorites of mine.
Motivation Manifesto by Brendan Burchard.
One of the biggest ‘wake-up to your potential” books ever!
So, what are you reading and why? Please let me know in the comments below. I’d love some new book recommendations. By the way, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t is good. The basic premise is just that, Nobody WANTS to read, so how do you write to get their interest?
Thanks for reading! I appreciate you.