I Love a Good Mystery
July 19, 2013
I love a good mystery. When I’m looking for a good book, I head down those familiar aisles where my favorite authors reside: authors like John Grisham, Brad Thor, Stuart Woods, David Baldacci, James Patterson, Michael Connelly, Lisa Scottoline, and Brad Meltzer. When I want to add some humor, I journey over and visit Janet Evanovich. These journeys are like visiting and enjoying old friends.
I seldom stray into those unfamiliar aisles of nonfiction, unless I need a recipe or a how-to or travel book. Awhile back, someone recommended that I read the nonfiction book, Under the Wire by William Ash. I really enjoyed it and decided to find something else in nonfiction. To my surprise, I ran across John Grisham’s The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town. That was another good read, and now I venture out of my familiar aisles to find new authors and new mysteries. I have read Service: A Navy Seal at War by Marcus Luttrell, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden by Mark Owen, and Bill O'Reilly’s Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. I also stepped out of my mystery and adventure box to read Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom.
So no matter what genre you read, either fiction or nonfiction, don’t be afraid to step out of your box, leave your familiar aisles, and try something new. You never know what great read you will find down those unfamiliar aisles.
Blue Springs South Branch