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So Katie from Words for Worms and I were chatting on how to make this top ten list work for us (read: me). I don’t read a whole lot of swoony romantic literature, it just doesn’t get picked up on my book radar.
I’m all Yul Brynner in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments:
Anyway, Katie at Words for Worms pointed out that according to Merriam-Webster the literal meaning of swoon was:
This is great news. So my take on this week’s top ten are books about sleep and the nemesis to sleep: insomnia. So, here are four books where people either sleep a whole lot, or they don’t sleep at all.
- Before I Go to Sleep: Concerns nightly amnesia (because that’s close!) ala the movie Memento.
- The Family Who Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery: is a non-fiction title that inspired the disease in the apocalyptic novel Sleepless.
- Shift (my review): The second book in the Silo Trilogy (which starts with Wool. My review), people are sleeping for hundreds of years.
- Sleepless: The end of the world is ushered in by a disease that makes it impossible to sleep. You don’t just feel like you’re going to die from insomnia, you actually DO. I would definitely rather freeze, drown, or burn to death instead.