One of my favorite books is A Wrinkle in Time, by the wonderful writer Madeleine L’Engle. I’ve been thinking about L’Engle a lot these days…I was on a panel honoring her at Lunacon, and I had the privilege of meeting one of her writing students that day. I
f you haven’t had the joy of reading this book, please make time for it. No, it’s not a romance, but it has the great themes of love and redemption in it, and the characters are vivid, idiosyncratic, determined, and gorgeous. Meg Murray, the protagonist, goes on a quest to save her father. She is whiny and depressed and insecure – and she is glorious!
I love books that cross boundaries and change you as a person. It doesn’t matter whether a book is called a romance, an adventure, a children’s book, or a thriller…as long as it grabs me, I will love it. A Wrinkle in Time presses all of my hot buttons for a great book: supernatural settings, intense, flawed characters, a book that asks a lot of questions, tons of love in it.
What makes a book great for you? What books do you wish you could read today?As for me, I wish I could read a Madeleine L’Engle romance – those themes, settings, characters, but with a transformative romance in the middle of it. These are the books I’m compelled to write. Thanks so much to Romance Junkies for welcoming me as a guest blogger, and for you for visiting! Please leave a comment about your favorite book and why you love it – one commenter will win a NETHERWOOD prize package with signed cover flat, excerpt book, scented candle, and bed and bath delights! Thanks again and keep reading,Michele