Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. It is a great way for bloggers to make new friends and find new blogs to follow. Go to either blog, and check out the featured blog of the week. Follow ALL the instructions and add your link to the list. It’s just that easy!
This week's question:
"Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?"
My favorite books don't really have definitive characteristics. I am an equal-opportunity book lover. There are books that I never in a million years would have thought I would enjoy that have become some of my favorite books (Game of Thrones series, Water for Elephants). I love a story that grabs my attention and holds it and characters that are interesting and dynamic. For me, those two things are an integral part of any story and must be present to even begin to hold my interest. And I don't want a recycled, formulaic story. Give me some originality, please.
This isn't to say that I don't love a gorgeous male character or a strong female lead. But I don't base what I read on those factors. Besides, what I find gorgeous might be ugly to someone else and what I consider strong in a female character might seem wishy-washy to another reader.
So, do your favorite books have certain characteristics in common? Leave a link in the comment section and I will hop by!