Ellis Reid is from Southampton in the United Kingdom, she writes apocalyptic and LGBT fiction.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
These are in no particular order...
1. 11.22.63 - Stephen King. I loved this book because I'm a sucker for time travel and I'm a sucker for romance, it seems. I didn't anticipate how invested I would get with the characters. I felt like it was one of those rare books where half of me wanted to keep reading to find out what happened next but the other half didn't want to read it at all, because I knew the book would come to an end soon.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling I mean...do I need a reason? I actually picked this one because I feel like it is such a fantastic end to an amazing series. The other 6 books are just as good, but I admire the way that JK tied up all those loose ends and how she brought to light the importance of all the little titbits of information she had been feeding us from the very beginning.
3. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg I was a huge fan of the film growing up but only read the book a few years ago and I adored it. Such a beautiful story with beautiful characters.
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn This book kept me completely gripped from start to finish. I can't think of another book that had me so enraptured. I would read it in the shower, I would squeeze in a page or two minutes before I was about to start work, I found time I didn't even know I had - just to read this book. It was so good!
5. The Passage - Justin Cronin The apocalyptic genre is one of my favourites and what I loved about this book was how much it explained the build up to the virus. I think the first third of the book is entirely pre-apocalypse and I adore it.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read just about anything and everything. If the book peaks my interest I'll read it, regardless of genre or author.
How long will it be before a new, more deadly, and far more terrifying disease falls upon the human race? And what if we never find a cure for that one?
A cure for Alzheimer's has been found, but Reece is about to discover that it has been replaced by something far worse and this time, she might not be so lucky.