Stupid Author Problems

I’ve been reading Alexandra Sokoloff’s blog series on Nanowrimo prep and the very first exercise completely threw me.

(from her blog)
ASSIGNMENT: List ten books and films that are similar to your own story in structure and/or genre (at least five books and three movies if you’re writing a book, at least five movies if you’re writing a script.).

I had no issue coming up with a dozen movies but the books? I came up with three. THREE! Shameful, right?

Well, technically they’re all series, but I should be able to do better than that. I am, afterall, a reader as well as a writer. I should be able to name more than a measly three books.

The basic problem, as I see it anyway, is that my reading tastes are changing and I haven’t found that reading niche that excites me yet.

So here’s my movie and book list (no judgments). I’m looking for suggestions on reads that’ll compliment it.

Jurassic Park
National Treasure
Apollo 13
Serenity
Avengers
How to Train Your Dragon
Wall-E
Aliens
Terminator
Princess Bride
Guardians of the Galaxy
Live Free and Die Hard

Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
Red Heart of Jade by Marjorie Liu
Night Game by Christine Feehan

The last two books have lots of sex scenes, but I’m not interested in those so much as the stories they told. I like quirky. I like humor. I’m a sucker for a guy in uniform. I like action. I like supernatural. So hit me with your best shots. I’m open to something new.

One thought on “Stupid Author Problems”

  1. The Hallows series by Kim Harrison
    Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton (this one took a few books to grow on me)

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