Another question post! (I really love reading everyone’s answers.)
I am curious, because my book blog is somewhat varied in scope, as to what the reading preferences of my readers are.
I like fantasy and romance (full disclosure: I stress-read romances and don’t post reviews of all of them, just the ones I have coherent thoughts about).I like nonfiction, but they take me longer to read and I’m incredibly picky about which ones I finish. Plus, I have to be feeling brainy when I read them.
I like satires and comedies, of course. I like young adult and some children’s books. I like nearly anything based on fairy tales and fairy tales themselves. I love classics and I’m beginning to develop a taste for contemporary literature.
Beyond that, I really like books that have a focus on characters, especially strong female characters – though, oddly, I don’t like the majority of Tamora Pierce’s work. I like thought-provoking books and books that are sweetly romantic. On the flip side, I like light and fluffy escapism books that leave me feeling warm and fuzzy when I close the page. I adore an exceptionally well-written tragedy and loathe a badly written one. I’m not fond of action or lengthy descriptions of scenery and nature’s beauty but witty dialogue is always welcome. I dislike feeling like I have to learn a new language in order to get through the book.
What about you, dear readers? What makes you want to pick up a book and what makes you want to put one down?