I sometimes wonder if great artists and writers, like Shakespeare, ever thought that their work would survive so long after them. This year marks 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, and yet people are still exploring his life and finding inspiration in his writing. Remarkable. If you’d like to learn more about the life and times of The Bard, or read a retelling of one of his tales, check out one of these! Some are serious, some are decidedly less so. Enjoy!
Science Fiction. Those who love it, love it a lot. But for many of us—myself included—the mere thought of reading Sci-Fi fills us with loathing. However, The Martian, this year’s Two Towns-One Book selection, is testament that some Sci-Fi books can be read and enjoyed by almost everyone. Here are a few other genre-bending Sci-Fi books that might appeal to readers of mainstream fiction.