A meme from Booking Through Thursday.
Today’s topic is “All other things being equal (good writing, enthralling story, etc), which would you rather read—something serious, angsty, and tragic? Or something light, fluffy, and fun? Or a blend of both? (Since, really, isn’t that how real life works?)”
First choice is definitely a blend. Second choice or when the mood strikes me then I want light. I very rarely want serious. I like some tragedy mixed with my fun, my favorite books make me cry and laugh. I think you have to have an emotional roller coaster to really get invested in a book. You have to see characters happy and unhappy for them to be real, to be able to connect to them.