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That Artsy Reader Girl.
I like to read lots of different kinds of books, from suspense to romance. But there are certain premises and plots I always find irresistible. Here are 10 of them:
1. Disaster/Survival Reads
From airplane crashes to earthquakes to EMPs to zombies.
It really doesn't matter; I like reading about them all.
2. Extreme environments
From unexplored caves to remote jungles to Antarctica. Even Mars.
Bookish travel is the best!
3. Supernatural suspense--
Especially if it has to do with ghosts or haunted houses.
(The spookier the better!)
4. Epistolary novels
Because I love letters ... real or fictional.
5. Ancient artifacts, lost manuscripts, or hidden treasure
Especially when there are clues and puzzles to solve,
and a hint of the supernatural attached to the mystery.
6. Stories that take place at a Prep school, boarding school, or private college. The more exclusive the better. (Summer camp works, too.)
7. Gargoyles. Or Paris. Or cemeteries.
Preferably all three together.
8. Colonizing (in space) or homesteading (in historical fiction)
9. The whole ballet scene
(Don't ask me why. I can't explain this one. I just like to read about it.)
10. Anything to do with Art & Artists
Especially the Pre-Raphaelites and Impressionists.
What's irresistible to you?