Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading

This week’s questions: What kind of books do you like to read? Why? Provide specific examples.

I like to read almost anything, but it is necessary that I connect with a character or in the very least enjoy the character in some way.  The book itself needs to either be incredibly interesting and thought provoking or full of action. Slow books with weak plots, weak characters, and no additional insights do not appeal to me. I also like to read cook books, non fiction books about biology, and general self help books related to future success (such as finance planning).

Here are some favourites from different genres:

Fantasy

  • A Song of Fire and Ice series by George R.R. Martin (The first book is a Game of Thrones)
  • The Harry Potter series

Dystopian

  • Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

After making these short lists, I realized that the author’s ability to construct a vivid world probably plays a huge role in why I like these books to begin with.

Optional Questions for Readers:

  1. Is the author’s ability to build a world important for you to enjoy the book? Does setting matter all that much?
  2. Have any fantasy or dystopian novels to reccommend? 🙂
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