I’m on a mission to try to discover what floats the boat for book readers. What do readers look for? How do we as readers narrow down our choices? Do others share my tastes and habits when it comes to buying the latest novel?
Straight off the bat let me make it clear I’m talking strictly fiction here. To narrow it down still further I’m interested in two specific genres:
Action and Adventure and
Who out there shares my passion for this type of escapism? I’d love to hear the kind of stories you most like. Who are the authors you follow loyally? What got you started on the road to your current choices?
It’s only fair that I kick off with my own answers. I love action in my stories. I love wanting to turn the pages to find out what happens next. I want drama, suspense and some of those I-didn’t-see-that-coming pieces that often define the story I’m reading. I want to read crisp paragraphs that pull me along the page, rather than be bored with flowery descriptive stuff that often seems to be more about the writer’s ego than an attempt to entertain the reader.
My choices are fairly extensive, although I admit to a certain reluctance to move away from the tried and tested authors I’m used to. I know that’s not a good thing. My friends keep introducing me to new authors I would not have chosen by myself – and more often than not their recommendations lead to one more name added to my list of must-follows.
The authors I most like are:
R J Ellory
I know it’s a long list but I’ve a feeling other readers have their own long lists. Or have you? Do you stick with just a few authors or are you willing to experiment with others?
Readers thrive on recommendations from other readers, so please share your thoughts. Who are you favourite authors? Can you recommend a book you’ve recently read?
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