New Reading Goals for 2018

Readingabook[1]As a mystery writer, I read a lot of fiction. This year’s target was 50 books, which I managed to reach in late December. With two part-time day jobs and a busy writing career, it was a bit of a challenge. I read primarily mysteries, but I also read fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction, women’s fiction, and humorous fiction.

The older I get the more I realize how little I know about the world, so I’ve decided to choose a lot more nonfiction material. The plan is to delve into history, geography, politics, business, and as many other topics as I can find.

I’m not sure where to start, so I welcome any recommendations you have for great nonfiction reads. This is going to be fun!

Author: debrapurdykong

I'm a British Columbia author who's been writing for over 30 years. My volunteer experiences, criminology diploma, and various jobs, inspired me to write mysteries set in BC’s Lower Mainland. Employment as a campus security patrol and communications officer provide the background for my my Casey Holland transit security novels. I'm also a part-time facilitator in Creative Writing Workshops through Port Moody's Recreation program. Feel free to contact me at

6 thoughts on “New Reading Goals for 2018”

  1. I still enjoy light mystery books but am trying to eliminate most of my reading that has no educational benefit as well. I have enjoyed many history and some biographies; teddy Roosevelt, Cary Grant and Abraham Lincoln come to mind. I would join your book club if you begin one.

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    1. Thanks for this! I’m going to start compiling a list of recommended books, and if I do host a book club I’ll definitely let you know! It’s going to be interesting to see what I find as I start researching different topics.


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