Yeah, I read non-romance. Not much, but I do. That being said, with romance reading and review books, plus grad school coursework, I have to be really choosy with what I read. At the same time, I’m determined to branch out from romance and YA, and I’m going to make it my goal to read at least one non-romance book each month. Since fall is big publishing season, here are three non-romance books that caught my eye, in no particular order:
The Casual Vacancy, by J. K. Rowling
Her first book since Harry Potter. There is no way this is not going to be a publishing phenomenon, and canny for her, she’s going into adult contemporary fiction. It looks good though – satire and small town secrets, and all that – and I like the cover.
Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan
Ian McEwan does 1970s espionage and romance. Needless to say, I doubt it’s going to end happily, but I’m really, really looking forward to this one. Features an Oxford mathematician as a heroine, who gets recruited by MI-5 and falls in love with the guys she’s spying on. It’s already out in Canada (although not until November in the States), and the reviews are fantastic.