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60-Day Book Meme - Day 27

Day 27 - If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)!

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anything_can_be
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:34 pm (UTC)
Taking the "always" with a grain of salt, I will say I enjoy books that have a strong, intelligent female protagonist, and I'll give bonus points if the book is a mystery.

Books I've read recently that fit this...

Concealed in Death, by J.D. Robb. The protagonist, Lt. Eve Dallas, is both strong and intelligent, AND she'll kick your ass.

The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant. Dinah endures terrible hardships before finally breaking free and finding happiness later in her life.

A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini. Both Miriam and Laila are remarkable female characters who endure unbearable abuse, yet rise above with a strength that only comes from an enormous depth of character.

Edited at 2014-02-22 05:35 pm (UTC)
kilobites
Feb. 22nd, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
Maybe not always, but a lot of the time...

--If a book's setting is New York around the turn of the century up to about the 1920s, I'm a lot more inclined to read it.

--If a book contains organized crime figures, I'm a lot more inclined to read it.

There are probably other things, but those are the two that occur to me right now.
rainbowstevie
Feb. 22nd, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Horses. I am pretty much guaranteed to enjoy a book that has horses, assuming at least one horse is given a names/personality and they aren't just there in the background to work or race.

And while less universally true, I'm pretty attracted to books that feature road trips.
flo_nelja
Feb. 23rd, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
I will read almost any rewriting of Norse Myth. Or book with Norse Myths characters.

The one I'm reading right now is a French comic by Alex Alice, Siegfried.

My favourite ones are by Neil Gaiman - he is good - from American Gods to Odd and the frost giants.
rikkilee
Feb. 23rd, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
A character is from a country and travels to somewhere else and explains the confusion from culture to culture.

I typically enjoy when the character comes to the united states because I understand the setting better, but I have read one where the character was from ukraine and went to england and it was entertaining too.

my favorite example would be petropolis by anya ulinich about a russian mail order bride who abandons her american husband and tells of her experience traveling in the strange land of america!
imagine_peace
Feb. 26th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
Sometimes regency fiction, such as Jane Auste-esque. Dystopian. But for the most part I like to read the description on the book to see if I'll like it.
bic_hok
Mar. 3rd, 2014 10:54 am (UTC)
I'm interested in fantasy set in Australia, but I don't come across it that often.
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