Millions of people have had a lot of down time during this pandemic and especially during the lockdown. That sucks and I can certainly understand the desperation and worry of those that lost their jobs and are struggling as the economy tries to recover. I know a lot of writers were hopeful that they would see their book sales spike for a while during this time. I’m one of them, and trust me when I tell you my book sales aren’t anything impressive. I suck at marketing, even using social media. I’m still at the mercy of fate, it seems, if I want my books to be read.
During this time I have kept busy with some work for a non-profit that I have, but I don’t take any pay for it. I suppose that’s what a non-profit is about, even though some people use them for very lucrative ends. Call me a boy scout, I suppose. However, I’ve spent a lot of time reading during the past few months and I’m glad for every minute I’ve had to learn and grow. And yes, I have been writing some. I’m hoping to have the second book in the Grave Legends series out before Halloween.
I’ve also been podcasting. The Gonzo Chronicles (named after my book series) has been a lot of fun! On an upcoming episode I’ll be talking about the Top 20 Books Everyone Should Read. I hope you’ll tune into the podcast. It’s on iTunes and Spotify. Make sure to subscribe.
What makes your “must read” list?
20. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test—Tom Wolfe
19. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
18. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
17. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Steven Covey
16. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
15. Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac
14. Men & Dogs – Katie Crouch
13. The Winner Within – Pat Riley
12. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
11. One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
10. Do Cool Shit – Micki Argrawal
9. The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
8. The Catcher In the Rye – J.D. Salinger
7. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
5. Man’s Search For Meaning – Frank Hackl
4. The Power of Now – Eckert Tolle
3. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
2. Tuesday’s With Morrie – Mitch Albom
1. 1984/Animal Farm – George Orwell