Lost in the library: what to read next?
Updated: Jul 27, 2020
There are as many 'must' reads out there as there are readers. It all depends on what your end goal happens to be. Are you looking for educational material or entertainment? Do you want the latest offering by your favorite author or do you desire a new voice in your head?
With all that's going on in the world today, I find myself looking for escape. That means beach reads. Something where I can sit on my back porch and travel somewhere in my mind. I will have to admit that I have a bend toward fiction, adventure and westerns.
So naturally, my eye searches for something by Dusty Richards or Jory Sherman. Regretfully, we have lost both of these wonderful writers, but their works are still on the shelves. Also, check out books by Ralph Compton. Some of his books were written by these two authors.
I find books by independent authors fun to read also. Some of these are friends of mine. Like Brenda Brinkley and her WEAVING WORDS; John Ketchum and his LIAR'S series; Bonnie Tesh and others. Some of these you won't find for sale online, you might have to search for them on their facebooks.
Of course there's always my old standbys Lee Child and C. J. Box. I grew up reading Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and I found Ernest Hemingway later in life. I find some things by Tim O'Brien worth reading, like THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, and I loved Joseph L. Galloway's WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE ... AND YOUNG.
Anyway, that's some of what I like, but you need to experience numerous writers to find what you like. Your results may surprise you. Hopefully you can find my works in your 'like to read' pile.