Booking Through Thursday asks — Something I’ve been thinking about lately: “What words/phrases in a blurb make a book irresistible? What words/phrases will make you put the book back down immediately?”
For me, any of the following words used to describe a book will get me to pick it: historical fiction, fantasy, magic, mystery, thriller, paranormal, romance, ghost, and sometimes horror (as long as it’s not completely gory, I’m in). Even charming, fast-paced, exciting, and new take on…will usually get a book past the immediate inspection phase.
What will make me drop a book: anything religious based (I find I just don’t have the interest), biography (not a big fan), anything sports related (as my husband can attest, not a big fan of anything sports related), chicklit (I’ve read a few but not a huge fan) and erotica (I don’t mind romance but I think characters should have pants on for at least part of the story).
Oh, I forgot, anything self help related. Just NO.
How about you? What words make a book an absolute must read?