Trisha's Is Your Book For Me quiz.
* Please note this is not a check list to What Makes Me Like a Book. Just stuff I've seen once or twice that appealed to me and that I'd like to see more of if I could, but in no way means it's all I want to see. In fact, if it was all I saw, I'd probably not like it. Moderation, grasshopper.
If you can recommend books that fit any of the criteria below, you get a lollipop.
- Third person narration in a first person narrative where we don't know who the first person narrator is. Not my favorite book ever but it's an example that comes to mind: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks.
- Androgynous voices. Or genderless voices.
- Serial killer/psychopath characters among normal people, all well developed. (In contrast I HATE books where there's some twisted mind who's entirely gratuitous and flat and ugh.
- Theater books. (Like Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson or My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger.)
- Theater fairy books. (I have like two around here somewhere. Wondrous Strange and Eyes Like Stars.)
- Straight-from-the-headlines fiction.
- Teacher/relationship fiction.
- Fantasy set in a medieval kingdom. (I LOVE THIS. Graceling by Kristin Cashore's setting = love!)
- Killer unicorns.
- Religious nonfiction.
- Characters with a penchant for the word 'fuck', but not at Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist level.
- Historical fiction. Really excellent, thoroughly researched historical fiction, especially about little-known periods, a la Christine Fletcher and Ten Cents a Dance.
- Feminist undertones. Strong female characters.
- I like reading light teen romances, so I'll put this in here for good measure: Books without a love interest. (Ex: Braless in Wonderland by Debbie Reed Fischer.)
- For more good measure: (copying from Trisha's) A romance for older teens with a happy-for-now ending, no romance-(and-breakup)-as-part-of-coming-of-age or gee-I-finally-decided-twenty-pages-from-the-end-that-the-guy-I-was-crushing-on-is-a-jerk-and-I-actually-really-like-that-other-guy?
- Experimental and/or stylized narratives. Like with no quotation marks, or whatever else. I've never really seen a lot of this thing so I don't have much to go on except that I would like to see more of it.
- I'd love to read more books solely about friendship and its bounds and limits and extreme situations. I'd love a recommendation for a book like this.