As you can tell I love to read, hence, all of the book reviews!
This has given me plenty of time to make a list of what makes the perfect novel.
I’ve Decided to share my list and a few examples with you.
1.) Every scene, every character, and every chapter must serve a point. That doesn’t mean there can’t be many characters. It just means each character must be absolutely necessary to propel the story forward.
2.) Doesn’t shy away from embracing controversial topics or paradigms that impact the story and raise the stakes for the protagonist.
3.) Redemption out of chaos brings hope, leaving us with optimism about his future.
4.) Makes us laugh, cry and leave the reader forever changed
5.) Characters should be remembered long after the book is finished.
A few of my Favorites:
Really just a few!
If I listed all of them we would never reach the bottom of this post.
The Christy Miller Series
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Note: This includes all series that followed this one. Sierra Jensen series, College series, Katie Weldon series and the married years series! Mostly anything and every thing written by Robin Jones
Tiger’s Curse Series
Author: Colleen Houck
The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Bailey Flanigan Series
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Shatter Me Series
Author: Tahereh Mafi
There are so many more I could list, but I’m stopping here.
What makes a novel perfect for you? What are some of your favorites? I’d love to know.
Share your thoughts in the comments below.