I just LOVE to read, I tend to always have like 20 books going at once and that day I just pick the one that I'm in the mood for. I'm at a super congested point on my shelfari and I'm not allowed to bring in a book unless I finish a book. However, I always want more suggestions!!!
So I'm not big into "plots". Plots tend to be like an after thought that is second to just having really good writing. The plot can be dumb as long as the writing is good.
I really like satire and unusual writing styles, and fantasy type stuff.
Like, right now, one of the books I'm reading is Water for Elephants. Which everyone was obsessed with and I can't tell why. It's just that detailed point A to point B stuff that you can find anywhere. I mean. It's good. But it's not excellent.
I like a little room for imagination in the writing. Too much detail doesn't give you much legroom and can get you bogged down and rereading paragraphs and such.
1984 ish stuff is nice.
I'm definitely not anti-popular book but I don't understand the 50 Shades of Grey and the like. I skimmed a chapter on amazon and it was very painful.
So while I can usually find stuff that I like, it's really hard for me to find stuff that I LOVE while perusing the bookshelves and amazon. A lot of the current front of the line stuff ends up being absolute shit, though I'm never closed off to the idea of reading them if they have the potential to be good. You just have to weed through a lot of it to find out. It's like goodwill. I don't have time.
Any good suggestions?