Today on Java Talk, let’s talk about what we’ve been reading lately. I have been reading on average one book per week.
Last night I finished a book I picked up at Barnes & Noble months ago on the clearance aisle.
It is called “What Comes Next” by John Katzenbach, a suspense novel. I prefer reading psychological thrillers, crime mysteries, and women’s fiction. Pretty much the same type of TV shows I watch.
I’ll give you a brief synopsis of What Comes Next: A retired professor in his sixties has just left his doctor’s office, where he found out that he has a rare degenerative disease that will cause him to lose his memory, and that will kill him within a few years.
As he’s pulling into the driveway of his home, where he lives alone since his wife died, something catches his eye. A young girl, in her teens, is walking along the sidewalk. Something about her makes him stop and watch her. A few seconds later, a van pulls up close to the girl, and she is not in his sight any longer.
The van squeals away, and the teenager is gone. He thinks she’s just been kidnapped.
Of course he calls the authorities. But this girl has run away several times already. So they aren’t certain it’s actually an abduction.
What follows is his determination to find out what happened to the girl. And to find her, hopefully alive, before his memory is gone.
This is the type of book that keeps me reading one more chapter, though I am sleepy. And then another.
What have you been reading lately? When do you usually read? Are you a night reader, like me? What kind of books have you been currently reading? And why do you feel you are you drawn to them?