We asked Neil Funk-Unrau what he's reading, and his answer might surprise you.
My fiction interests are fairly wide ranging. Take murder mysteries: the ones I like the most are the ones that take you to a new place, and give you the opportunity to learn about a different part of the world, and a different time.
I’m a fan of science fiction, and recently finished the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy by the Chinese writer Liu Cixin.
The Navigator of New York by Canadian author, Wayne Johnston.
It’s a historical novel that moves from 1880s St. John’s, Newfoundland, through to New York, and on to the race to reach the north pole.
I borrowed it from my oldest daughter’s bookshelf—we often have similar interests. Incidentally, she didn’t care for this one, but I wanted to give it a try anyway. I enjoyed a previous book of Johnston’s called The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, about the entrance of Newfoundland into Canada.
I like reading from different settings, ideas, cultures, and time periods, especially in fiction. It’s part of understanding the diversity in the world, and appreciating different perspectives and ideas.