I think we all know we’re in a race with time to read from our backlist and TBR list and sometimes, I wish I was a speed reader. The fact is I’m a slow reader, and I’m okay with that, sometimes. I clocked myself with an online reading test once and compared the results to my Kindle reading time. It’s difficult to compare the two because the online test is words read per minute whereas Kindle offers time remaining in my book, but the comparison can be broken down with a little math. I have found what works for me to increase my reading pace and still fully comprehend a story without feeling like a #cheaterreader.
It’s been a minute since I’ve done a post of Like This? Read That! I’ve read the books on the left and can recommend them, some more than others. Because I enjoyed them all to some degree, I often seek out books on the backlist that are similar. The results find themselves in a post such as this.
I’ve always been fascinated with the eras of the ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. The fashion, the music, the political change are cemented in history. So, when the Top Ten Tuesday topic was to list ten books with X setting, I knew immediately I wanted to list books set in the roaring ’20s. The Great Gatsby is a given for this setting and as much as I love it, I didn’t list it. But, the Gatsby era? Amazing, especially for women. Each of these books feature strong women of the 1920s.