August 26, 2011

TGIF- Book Associations & Reading Style

TGIF- is hosted by the wonderful Ginger at GREADs. Each week, a different book related question is posted for us to answer. *Congrats to Ginger on having TGIF  nominated for a Book Blogger Award*

This week's question:

Book Associations:
Which genre, authors, or particular books do you think people associate with your reading style?

At work (the library)I'm the go-to gal for middle grade and YA fiction. As for specific genre's I tend to lean toward Dystopian, Paranormal, Sci-fi and Fantasy. Contemporary or historical fiction has to be extremely good for me to be drawn in.

Reading Style:

I recently attended a Readers Advisory workshop and was introduced to the idea of:

 "Appeal Factors" "The aspects of a book that engage readers"

  These are the reasons readers choose the books they do (even if it is subconsciously) and why a book that I may have loved might not appeal to everyone. It was fascinating to recognize the similarities in the books I have read and loved across several different genres and age groups.
And I love the idea of my "reading style" being my very own.
The factors were things like Story, Writing Style(Pace), Characterization, Frame (background) . I generally love the books that are driven by the story, or who have characters I can easily relate to. When it comes to books that have complex back stories, or jump back and forth too much I tend to lose interest quickly. I also tend to avoid books with too much description- you know the ones that take 20 pages to describe a tree...but I know many people who relish in the language in books like that.

If you would like to read more about appeal factors you can check out these links

Thanks for stopping by, Have a fabulous weekend! and don't forget to leave a comment so I can visit you too!


  1. I might have to check out some of those links, I read so many different types of books it would be interesting to know what draws me to them!

  2. We have a very similar reading style! I don't like books with unnecessary description and books that jump back and forth as well :) Thanks for the links!

  3. When I think of you & your blog, Lauren Oliver usually comes to mind :-) I know how much you adore her! And thank you for the congratulatory mention! <3

  4. Great answer and thanks for the links! I also love dystopian and Fantasy.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Now we should have a conversation about whether your reading style changes over time, and I'm fairly certain it does. I know mine has.