What is the subject or theme you would love to see more in the books you read?What is the subject or theme you would love to see more in the books you read? Guy #questionnaire
Historical mystery. I have immensely enjoyed Dan Brown’s books because, not only are they entertaining, but I learn so much reading them! I wish there were more in that genre. 🙂
Have you read An Interpretation of Murder or The Dante Club?
There are tons of historical mysteries out there but I haven’t read the ones you refer to so can’t make a recommendation…
Erm, maybe historical mystery isn’t the right term. Historian mystery? Langdon is a modern professor of symbology who has to solve a mystery using his knowledge of historical art and architecture. It’s brilliant because it teaches me about those things while I’m reading. 🙂
Ah well another series which is a combination of actually being in the past and in the present All Souls Trilogy. It has alchemic symbolism and solving a mystery. But it does have vampires and other creatures.
Ah, I see. I feel that way about the Pendergast series by Preston and Child…lots of books in the series are set in or around a natural history museum. Also quite often in the stories what seems like a supernatural monster/bad guy has a scientific or medical explanation. Pendergast is a mysterious character with a mysterious past but cultured and educated…
Older women as protagonist! Most of the books i read the women as 35 or less..beautiful yada yada
Oh, I am reading the second book in the Madison Night series–featuring a middle aged (50s) interior decorator…author is Diane Vallere.
@Susan i will check it out
A middle-aged man suddenly getting those things in life he most needs, after having a lifetime of frustration, delays and being subject to double standards
human evolution/consciousness raising
I like to read about books and intellectual pursuits that shape the lives of the writer or characters.
I’m not sure if this answer will make sense, but books that make me feel more emotion. Too often, I find books that can be superficial, making it hard to care about or relate to the characters. So more emotional fiction, I guess?
Good way to put it Deeper more complex emotion?
It does make sense. I also feel I connect to the characters more when they have an internal struggle.
Overcoming and healing from past trauma
My favourite kind of theme.
There are books out there that cover everything under the sun and more! I just love reading great books.
Healthy relationships, people not getting magically better because they found a boyfriend/girlfriend
Hmm, I need time to think on this one. Intriguing question
Older women as main characters.
My suggestion too. The only author that i have found that does have women in their 40s and 50s is @Ashley
Bisexual women, as I feel that most characters are straight (or lesbian, if I’m lucky).
More relationships based on something other than insta-love.