What Makes Me Like ( or Dislike) a Book: Discussion Post

Every reader is different and what makes a great book for some, makes a horrible books for other. I’d thought it’d been fun to look at a couple of books that I’ve read in these past few months that I’ve loved and some books that I haven’t liked quite as much, to try to determine what exactly make me like or dislike a book.

Books I Have Loved So Far This Year.

1. A Spark of Light By Jodi Picoult

What Made Me Love The Book:

1. The way the story was told in reverse chronological order.

2. The way that Picoult managed me to feel sympathy for even the most despicable of characters.

3. How she took a topic that is extremely controversial and managed to discuss it with tact through the use of amazingly complex characters.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

2. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

What Made Me Love The Book:

1.The swoon worthy romance.

2. The amazing character development.

3. The little bits of humour and intense emotional moments that made the book 1000x stronger

Rating: 4/5 Stars

3. Emma Mills’ Books

What Made Me Love Her Books:

1.The on-point humour that all her protagonists have that cause me to laugh out loud multiple times

2. The amazing balance between family, friendship and romance.

3. The serious moments amongst the fluff that left me feeling numb.

Rating: 5/5 Stars

4. The Nightingale by Kristen HannahMy

What Made Me Love This Book:

1. The unique take on a time in history that has been done to death.

2. The amazing use of dual perspective.

3. All the feels that this book made me go through which escalated into a perfectly bitter-sweet ending.

My Rating:5/5 Stars

5. Solitaire by Alice Oseman

What Made Me Love The Book:

1. The authentic teenage voice of the main character.

2. The extremely on point pop culture references.

3. The melancholy vibe that made me feel so incredibly seen.

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

In Conclusion: So based on these books, it seems that I really like to have my heart torn apart while reading and I need to have amazing complex characters. If there are touches of humour or humour, then that would make the book all the better.

Books That I Did Not Love So Far This Year

1. Pretending To Dance by Diane Chamberlain

What I Didn’t Like About The Book:

1. The buildup to the big reveal was extremely disappointing.

2. None of the character’s justifications for her actions made any sense.

My Rating; 2/5 Stars

2.The One And The Only by Emily Griffin

1. There was a disgusting romance between the main character and her best-friend’s recently widowed father.

2. The dialogue was super unnatural and there were an over abundance ellipses and italics.

Rating: 1/5 Stars

3.The Devil in The Flesh by Raymond Radiguet.

1. The main character was the most insufferable asshole I’ve ever had the displeasure of encountering.

2. It was sooo boring and even though it was only like 150 pages, it felt like it dragged on for 1000 pages.

My Rating: 1/5 Stars

4.The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

My Rating: 2/5 Stars

1. The pacing was really bad and the author focused on all the wrong things.

2. The world building was really lacklustre and were so many unanswered questions.

Conclusion: It seems like there are many things that make me dislike a book, but I think the biggest thing is if there is an insufferable character or just a lot of plot points that don’t make any sense.

What About You? What Makes You Like or Dislike a Book? Let Me Know in The Comments Down Below!

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