So here we are, last few days of January, kicking off the new year, writing and working and all that lovely stuff...and I decided to do the Goodreads challenge this year. I set my sights on 75 books, which is entirely doable, and then I started going through my TBR shelf and--oh my god. It's huge. Intimidatingly huge. I don't know where to start and nothing is jumping out at me, so I'm kicking the ball at you guys.
I'm looking for recs! Am I looking at M/M stuff? Absolutely, particularly stories with a military aspect or really interesting, non-traumatizing contemporaries. I just read Catch A Ghost, which I feel has kind of become one of those "everybody reads it" books in the genre, and it was...it was good, really well written but at the same time I was like, "Oh my god, can we shoehorn in any more action and insinuation and potential trauma?" Two alpha males battling for supremacy...I'd really like to see a friendly, non-assholish guy fucking take everybody out sometime, y'know? Maybe I'll write that. Beta dude kicks everyone's ass and then hands out ice packs. This doesn't mean I won't be reading the sequel, but I'd like something else in-between.
Aaanyway...interesting contemporaries too, something you really liked but not too much angst. I love Amy Lane too, but I want to reel it in a bit. I'm going to work on a contemporary myself soon, and it's my weakest genre, so...yeah, show me what you like.
Also, I'm reading Of Mice And Men, and I want to read Radical, so honestly, any book you find particularly awesome I'm open to. I want to not do what I always do this year, sticking with paranormal everything.