Have you ever found a book that broke the mold?
A book that covered a time period you knew nothing about (like Girl with a Pearl Earring? or The Help)? A book that blew all your preconceived endings away and gave you a whole new twist at the end (like Rebecca by du Maurier)?
A book that opened new and unexpected worlds (like The Host or Ender’s Game) or even made post-apocalyptic times accessible (like The Hunger Games or Earth Abides)?
A book that ended in a way that freaked you out (The Haunting of Hill House) or made you more hopeful than you ever thought possible (hmm…having trouble with that one. I don’t read many cheery books, apparently!).
I want to know what books you’ve read that have broken or shattered all your notions of what a book should be. I want to know what time periods you’ve discovered through books, time periods you never had any interest in before reading that book (for me, it was probably Gone with the Wind).
Books can open up new worlds, even new historical realms, for us. This is surely what I’m hoping to do with my book…open up the world of one Viking woman who followed her husband and her God, no matter what the cost.