Thursday, June 2, 2011

Introduction to my Reading Tastes

MY READING TASTES (inspired by All About Romance reviewer profiles)

Personal Reading Tastes
Sucker for: happy endings, tortured heroes, unrequited love, friends to lovers, mail-order brides, non-ton couples in historical, sports themed, less than perfect heroes or heroines, beta heroes, virgin heroes, historical accuracy, worldbuilding, Greek mythology, bluestockings, pirates, highlanders
Don’t care for: emotional manipulation, mistress/courtesan plots, spies, slapstick comedy, super-alpha heroes, annoying side characters, Duke of Slut heroes
Drives me crazy: adultery, TSTL heroines, rape fantasies, secret baby plots

Books (by Genre)
All-time: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban—JK Rowling
Classic: Pride and Prejudice—Jane Austen, Heart of  Darkness--Joseph Conrad
Romance: The Viscount Who Loved Me—Julia Quinn
Contemporary Romance: Match Me If You Can—Susan Elizabeth Phillips
American Historical/Western Romance: Always to Remember—Lorraine Heath
Medieval Romance: Highland Warrior—Hannah Howell, Enchanted—Elizabeth Lowell
European Historical Romance: Lord of Scoundrels—Loretta Chase, Slightly Dangerous—Mary Balogh,  The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie—Jennifer Ashley
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Seize the Night—Sherrilyn Kenyon, One Foot in the Grave—Jeaniene Frost
Science Fiction/Fantasy: Lord of the Rings—JRR Tolkien
Historical Fiction: The Other Boleyn Girl—Philippa Gregory
Women’s Fiction: In Her Shoes—Jennifer Weiner
Young Adult:  Hunger Games—Suzanne Collins, Just Listen--Sarah Dessen
Manga: Fruits Basket—Takaya Natsuki
Series: Harry Potter—JK Rowling, Night Huntress--Jeaniene Frost     

Books (by Plot/Mood)
Suspense: Force of Nature—Suzanne Brockmann
Comedy: Bet Me—Jennifer Crusie
Sexy: The Raven Prince—Elizabeth Hoyt
Comfort Read: The Viscount Who Loved Me—Julia Quinn, Summer to Remember--Mary Balogh
Tearjerker: Simply Love—Mary Balogh
Disappointing: Twilight—Stephanie Meyer

Authors
All-time: JK Rowling
Classic: Jane Austen
Romance: Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Hoyt, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Mary Balogh
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Jeaniene Frost, JR Ward, Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon
Science Fiction/Fantasy: Robin Hobb
Historical Fiction: Philippa Gregory
Women’s Fiction: Meg Cabot
Young Adult: Sarah Dessen
Buried Treasure: Nicole Luiken
Biggest Glom: Lisa Kleypas
Characters
All-time: Severus Snape—Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Hero: Sebastian—Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
Heroine: Penelope—Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Tortured Hero: Malkom—Demon From the Dark by Kresley Cole
Strongest Heroine: Eve—In Death series by JD Robb
Couple: Cat and Bones—Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Secondary Couple: Robin and Jules—Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann
Villain: Lord Voldemort—Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, Light—Death Note series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Most Annoying: Daisy—The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald



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