It’s a sad state of affairs in one way, as I love reading, a good state in another, because it means I am writing more, reading less 🙂
I just want something surprising, something gripping, I don’t much care about the genre.
I have read a couple of books from my TBR pile recently which just went exactly the way I thought they would. It was nice enough, but I was looking for something more. And a book that started with that special ‘more’ factor, and which had me really excited, petered out to nothing and I actually didn’t even finish it, whether because it broke the promise it offered up front or because it just became too predictable, I can’t really say.
However, things are looking up because I started a book today while I was waiting for my kids at their piano lessons which I found on our new Friday Finds post a couple of weeks ago, The Freaks of Greenfield High by Maree Anderson. And so far, it has all the elements I’m looking for, yay!
Do you look for the unexpected and the different in your reading, or do you like things to be predictable? I don’t mind a bit of predictability but not a constant diet of it. I try to keep things fresh in my own writing, and I appreciate it when I see it in others’ writing.
If you do enjoy unexpected story elements, what’s the most interesting book you’ve read recently?