My Taste in Books

My taste in books

Inspired by this post on Vivatramp, and in turn by this video by Vanessa at chboskyy, I thought I’d share a bit about my taste in books. So here are the things that will make me pick up a book without fail. I’d love to hear your lists too, or any recommendations you might have!

  • Stories about siblings
  • Coming-of-age tales
  • Teen novels – or anything about high-schoolers trying to figure out life
  • Mysterious goings-on and sinister twists (but not so much murder mysteries)
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Sad, thoughtful stories that make me cry
  • Messed-up characters (particularly if they’re female)
  • Plots that consider mental health
  • Character-based narratives
  • Magical realism
  • ‘Hysterical’ women
  • Characters figuring out relationships
  • Narratives of identity
  • Dark and stormy settings
  • Eerie, unsettling worlds
  • Alternate realities