I’m in transition – university has finished for the year and it’s time for me to resume my normal life. I’m actually finding it pretty tough – my habit is to finish dinner and sit in front of the computer for a couple of hours studying every night, and I can’t quite break the habit.
So I need something to read. I have heaps of geek books to read (just picked up ‘The Social Life of Information’ this week), but I think I need to leave them for a while (well, maybe I’ll continue to read about activity theory, and I do have a Don Norman half read…)
So, what fiction should I read? I like (in order of current favourites):
- Nick Earls
- William Gibson
- Nick Hornby
- Katherine Kerr
- Robert Jordan (just because I have to get that series finished)
- Jessica Adams, Maggie Alderson
In more abstract terms, I like things that are well written but modern (OK, I admit to not liking many literary classics) with characters who are insightful or interesting (which doesn’t always mean likable). I don’t mind good fantasy, but have read most of the high-profile series. I quite like relationship-type stories as long as they have real characters (note – I said relationship, not romance). I could probably even give crime a go as long as it wasn’t tediously detailed.
So, go on, tell me what I should read (and if you live nearby, what you’ll loan me