Friday, June 24, 2011

10 Things I Like To See In A Good Book

I love reading and I’m always delighted when I discover a new author or a new book. Things that I look for are:

1. Extraordinary writing

2. Captivating voice

3. Excellent story-telling ability

4. Realistic characters

5. Believable world-building

6. The magical ability to make me forget that I’m reading a book

7. A story or character that takes me to a new world

8. Well-crafted metaphors and themes

9. Moral value

10. An ending that lives up to the beginning

As an author, I'm curious what you look for in a book. Do you agree with me or am I way off base? I'd love to hear your opinions!


  1. you pretty much nailed it Merrie . I want to cry, laugh, cuss and swoon with the characters and when I put the book down, I am still thinking about it.