So did you travel to the dark side for last week's challenge, or stay on the side of the angels? I tend to prefer heroes who straddle the line myself--like Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon which I re-read on a plane ride.
Now on to this week's challenge! Most of us are creatures of habit. We find something we like and stick with it even though we’re pretty sure we could find a better cup of coffee, say, or a dentist with smaller hands, if we only bothered to look. The same can be said of our reading lives: we like what we like and see no reason to look elsewhere. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but just for this week we are challenging you to step out of your comfort zone and read something by an author you've never read before, or about a subject you don't know anything about.
There are a lot of directions you can go with this one. Below are just a few suggestions.
If you're a mystery lover, why not slip over to the nonfiction aisles and try some true crime reads like Lost Girls by Robert Kolker or Deal with the Devil by Peter Lance.
How about a first novel by an up-and-coming author like The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani, or The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber,