Do current events influence your choice in books?
2020 has been a challenge…ok, really, it’s be a dumpster fire. A big one. There have been plenty of current events-political, health/wellness, and even murder hornets. I found at the beginning of the quarantine I found myself gravitating to escapism reads-tropical locations, little to no angst, and of course, a beautiful happy ever after. Here were a few that fit the bill for me:
I avoided anything that had a political theme or where a character’s illness was the main focus of the plot. I just didn’t want to be reminded of anything remotely realistic!
Now that its summer and the quarantine is over and life is returning back to normal, I found myself still avoiding those two topics. Both are consuming the news! However, I was willing to dive back into more angsty reads and even a few darker romances. But, I also found that I am still big on the escapism part! Paranormal, magic, fantasy, and the like all provide that escape. Even if the story only includes small elements of these, it’s different enough from today that it works for me. Here are a few I recommend: