I like to read bout alternative histories, what would have happen if…. I found a book on the for-sale shelf at my library What if? Military historian imagine what might have been (Robert Cowley Editor). Historians who have sat down to think what would have happened if a mysterious disease had not affected the Assyrian army during their siege of Jerusalem in 701 BCE or if the wind had blown in a different direction when the Spanish Armada in 1588 came for England and many other possible scenarios.
This is also why I am so excited every time I sit down to plan this year’s NaNoWriMo novel, which is a what if… story.
On my TBR shelf at the moment, I also have Robert Harris Fatherland to gain some inspiration from. Can also recommend Philip Roth’s The plot against America.