SMASH! I like just about every trope I’ve ever read. Enemies to lovers ✅, Secret Baby ✅, Friends to Lovers ✅, fake relationship ✅, secret relationship ✅, Forced Proximity ✅, Second Chance Love, ✅, Opposites Attract ✅. Or any combination of these! (there are many other tropes, these are just my favorites.
SMASH. I have found that I do prefer alternating POVs, especially in romance. I want to know everyone’s thoughts!
PASS. I’ll say I’ve read some books with ambiguous endings that were wonderful, but for the MOST part, I prefer everything sewn up at the end.
PASS. I like some nonfiction, but I don’t read a lot of it, nor is is a mainstay of my reading.
SMASH. I have been enjoying historicals more and more. I like a good historical mystery and/or romance the most.
Morally Grey characters
SMASH/PASS. I mostly like my main characters to be mostly good people. But, if a book is well written, I do like a morally grey character if written well.
First Person POV
SMASH. I like just about all POVs, but for romance, I love a well-written first-person POV.
SMASH. I don’t listen to as many audiobooks as I would like, but love them when I do listen. I like them for very long books, or very short books.
PASS. I used to re-read quite often, but lately I just don’t have time. And with a TBR as large as mine, I need to read those books before I re-read.
PASS. I want to read classic novels, but they are usually long winded and too wordy for me. I read for pleasure, so I want to read something fun. I still want to read some, but not many.
PASS. I read mostly ebooks, with a few audiobooks thrown in. I know I can annotate on my kindle, but I just don’t do it.
Cracking Book Spines
PASS. As I said above, I don’t read physical books anymore, so no need to crack any spines!
PASS. I don’t mind a bit of smut in my books, but I prefer it toned down a bit. I tend to just flip through the smut anyway. But, if it’s a well written book, and it has some smut in it, I’ll still read it.
Character Driven Books
SMASH. These are definitely my favorite. Give me a good romance, or family drama and I just love it.
Past/Present Split Timeline
SMASH. On the condition that both timelines are compelling and interesting. Sometimes it feels like some authors do the dual timeline just because it’s popular now.
Heavy World Building
PASS. But, if it’s fantasy, I need some good worldbuilding. But, since I read mostly romance, women’s fiction and mystery, I don’t need any heavy world building.
What do you think of these prompts? Are you Smash or Pass?