I’m a lifelong reader and by now I know what I like and what I don’t like in books. The perfect read for me involves a compelling, well-written story about people, their problems and how they conquered or solved those problems. The genres that make me happy are general fiction, mysteries and thrillers (cozy, not gory), romantic suspense, books featuring food (fiction and non-fiction), memoirs, classics and historical fiction (especially American Westerns).
For a better idea of the kinds of books I like, check the list of books I’ve read in the past years. I don’t like anything paranormal so I will skip the vampire, werewolf and ghosty books. I also don’t like science fiction, horror, erotica, self-help, health and fitness, and I’ve left the business books behind in my other life.