One of the sometimes unfortunate side effects of being a writer is that you wind up analyzing everything you read. How did she do this? What would make this more effective? What are the major plot points? I can’t believe they left this passive voice in.
It’s incredibly distracting and often detracts from one’s enjoyment of books.
But every once in a while, you come across a book that makes you forget you’re a writer. That is so well written, with such engaging characters and amazing worldbuilding that you’re totally sucked in and just READ because you have to know what happens! This is a glorious thing indeed.
So I felt compelled to write up a quick list of the ones I’ve read over the last few years that made me forget I was a writer.
This one I read while I was home with hubby after he broke his leg. I distinctly remember it was the first book I’d read in YEARS that made me just totally want to ignore the world to FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED. I tore through the first two and BEGGED my mother in law to go pick up the third one for me (as I couldn’t leave the house at the time). So much awesome.
What books have you read that made you forget you were a writer?