Friday, August 23, 2013
Friday Read and Write: Baker Book House
Since I had some extra gas in my car today I went and took a trip to a local Christian book store. I was specifically excited to go there because I had read online that they had an actual Teen/YA section in the store and I wanted to check it out.
I was a little disappointed upon arrival. The YA (fiction) section was only 4 x 8. But still it is a young adult section in a Christian book store. Some of the titles did look good and it was refreshing not to have to look at a bunch of covers with Amish or Pioneer Women on them. I haven't read a lot of Christian fiction as of late because nothing ever looked interesting... just the same ol', same ol'. But even the Adult fiction looked like it had some options. (Though Amish and 1800's romance abound.) Perhaps Christian publishing is finally maturing like the music scene has.
If I would have had the $$ to purchase a book, I would have chosen Aquifer by Jonathan Friesen. It is dystopian and I think I've mention that is my current reading trend. The Lost Books series by Ted Dekker also sounded good as well as the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren. It definitely pays to go to a Christian Books store for a bit more variety then the Christian section in Barnes and Noble.
Let's hope the Christian Publishing Industry (and typical reader) is finally branching out and wanting a bit more.
Curious what do you read? What genres and do you read Christian, secular or a mix? YA or adult?