OK readers and writers out there, remember last year when I asked for a list of really good books to read? And it grew and grew and grew? Yeah...ummm...overwhelming. Plus, I haven't been able to read like I used to, probably because my eyes are getting worse and my glasses were stolen. Luckily I have an eye doc appointment in July.
But I digress...I have another favor to ask...I need recommendations for "contemporary" literature. Current authors, current publishers. As much I would love to catch up on the classic "essentials", in order to effectively pitch myself to publishers, I need to know what they're publishing. It also helps if I know recently published authors, so that I may draw comparisons that show me as valuable to the current market.
So...please, I beg of you...what's out there right now? What's good? What authors are "on fire" these days? As for genre preferences, I'm into sci-fi/fantasy, coming of age stories, general fiction, and books that fall under the "really fucked up" category. I'm not a huge fan of romance or mystery, and horror has to be really well written for me to get into it these days. I also used to voraciously absorb young adult fiction, but as I've gotten older, I've lost touch with the genre.
Any and all help is appreciated, you people are the best!
x-posted to my journal