or possibly JUST the last year before her death, all I read was ZOMBIE books. Zombie story stories, zombie novels. It was ALL I read. I've always liked the ROMERO type zombie, but I was FIXATED.
After my wife died, it continued. ALL I read, for 2 solid years after she died, was zombie books. Zombie collections. Zombie short stories.
The living dead. The dead returned.
The monkey's paw.
This last year I have been reading NON-zombie fiction again, hence my return to the POLITY universe of NEAL ASHER. I don't read a TON anymore (no more physical books- no more room for books :( and most of it is on my late wife's kindle fire but I do read.
And not JUST about the dead returned, or the living dealing with the loss of a loved one.
It just might be... a healthy turn.