30-Day Writing Challenge
Day 2: A book you love
Oh this one was hard. I’m such a book nerd and it was very hard to narrow down all the books I’ve read to select something. But I did come up with a couple to list.
- The Adrien English Mysteries by Josh Lanyon—this is the first book series I’ve read from JL, and I think I found him through recommendations on Barnes and Noble. But it’s made me a fan of JL; I’ve been making my way through his entire library. Adrien and Jake are two characters that I fall in love with each time I read the series. Adrien is a writer and bookstore owner who frequently finds himself in the middle of mysteries and murder investigations. He’s openly gay and has zero problems telling someone about themselves. Jake is a middle-aged cop who thinks Adrien may be involved more in the mysteries than just being a by-stander. He’s also deeply in the closet, is fighting his growing affection for Adrien, and struggles with his wanting to appear “normal” by dating women. Right now, there are 5 books in the series, and the author hasn’t completely ruled out adding another book to the collection. So that would be awesome for fans.
- Watchmen by Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colourist John Higgins—I absolutely loved this story! It’s about an alternate history where superheroes came to be in the 1940s and 1960s, the US won the Vietnam War, and how it all affects the events of the 1980s—missile crisis, Soviet Union and vigilantism. This was the book that brought me to love graphic novels, and what inspired me to write stories. I rushed out to buy and read this before the movie premiered. I succeeded, and saw the movie twice while it was in the theatres. I did like the movie, but the book will always be one of my favorites. Favorite characters? Hands down, The Comedian and Rorschach. And the actors were the biggest force for me as to why I liked the movie—they really brought the characters to life on the screen. I haven’t read the Before Watchmen series, and honestly I’m not sure I will. The original creators didn’t have a say in it, and I’m not sure that it was necessary. Watchmen was such a great piece of work, I think the prequel series just might be overkill.