I am always interested in how differently each of us will view a book. A friend of mine and I were talking just this morning about a book. One that she just loved and I on the other hand was just so-so on it. The most interesting thing about that conversation was that we talked about a book earlier that she was struggling to read and I just loved it when I read it. Granted each book was very different, but she and I have pretty close taste in book, well at least in this genre. She does lean more towards historical and romance and I definitely like suspense/thriller/mystery best.
That is one of the best parts of my job here at the store, figuring out what people like to read. I get asked often who my favorite author is, but that doesn’t always mean that is the type of book they may be looking for. I love to ask questions to find out what they are looking for. I always ask what you like to read. The funniest part of that question is there is never any logical answer. I have had guys tell me they like the Amish and I have had the little old lady tell me they just love reading a good thriller.
There isn’t any formula that shows who reads what. It is just like your favorite color, you like what you like. There is no should in it. If you like romance, embrace it and enjoy, there are loads of good romantic books out there. Do you like the thrillers, great just plan on not sleeping a few nights. It doesn’t matter why you like the genre, all that matters is that you do and are on the hunt for the next really good read.
Leaving Lancaster - Kate Lloyd - Can a splintered Amish family reconcile?
Echoes of Titanic - Mindy Starns Clark/John Campbell Clark - A tale of modern-day corporate intrigue with the deeply moving story of Titanic's fateful voyage.
The Scent of Cherry Blossoms - Cindy Woodsmall - Can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?
Not this Time - Vicki Hinze -Small town scandal, international terrorist attack. Who among them is the traitor?
The Hope of Shridula - Kay Marshall Strom - When the flame of revolt brought independence to India, they seared change into the familiy of Ashish.
River's Call - Melody Carlson - #2 the Inn at Shining Waters series - What happens when the ties between generations are severed?
Saving Hope - Margaret Daley - #1 the Men of the Texas Rangers - When the people you love are threatened, it's personal. Human trafficking is one of the issues addressed in this book.
Texan's Honor - Shelly Gray - #2 the Heart of a Hero series - U.S. Marshal Will McMillan rishs his mission to rescue Jamie Ellis. Will it cost him his life or just his heart?
Hearts that Survive - Yvonne Lehman - A novel of the Titanic - Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?
Ellies Haven - Sharlene MacLaren - #2 River of Hope series - A courageous young woman seeking refuge... a widowed father with no domestic skills to speak of... a trial by fire of their wedding vows.
P.S. these books are available at Baker Book House or by request at bakerbookstore.com