I was amazed the first time an author pitching me his story of a certain genre informed me he did not read stories of that particular genre or really read much at all. It was obvious to me he hadn't and didn't.
While I am sure there are exceptions, and one of you might be that one, I believe strongly that in order to become a good writer one must be a great reader.
I can't imagine an aspiring pianist having no familiarity with melody.
Assuming you are a lover of words, I am curious to know how you choose your reading material.
I know some who visit their local indie bookstore and ask the staff what they have recently read and liked. Others ask their librarian, and others go with book club picks.
How do you choose, and what have you read recently that you especially enjoyed? What are you currently reading?
I am reading Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller (for the second time), as well as The Aviators Wife by Melanie Benjamin