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What is your definition of a good book?

  1. Elizabeth99 profile image60
    Elizabeth99posted 6 years ago

    What is your definition of a good book?

  2. WriteAngled profile image83
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    It depends on the type of book. In the case of fiction, a good book involves me totally in the story by creating a believable world and characters I care about. In the case of non-fiction, it needs to present information in an interesting manner without excessive padding, and with glossaries, lists of abbreviations, footnotes, references etc to help reading flow.

  3. Jeannieinabottle profile image91
    Jeannieinabottleposted 6 years ago

    A good book has a unique plot and great character development.  An even better book is one that I read and I am completely jealous of the writer and his or her ability.  It is usually something I wish I could write, but could never be that good.

  4. ritazruby profile image57
    ritazrubyposted 6 years ago

    a good book is one that makes me think, makes me laugh, reminds me of familiar people and experiences and leaves me a lesson i can use always.

  5. cephla profile image59
    cephlaposted 6 years ago

    Put very simply, a good book makes me think.

  6. rikabothra profile image60
    rikabothraposted 6 years ago

    A good book in one which keeps its readers engaged from the first page to the last.
    Incase of fiction, if you start feeling for the characters, then the book must be really good.There are times when I open my mouth in shock, if something startling happens in it, or I feel the lump in my throat if something sad happens - to me those are really good books.

  7. iloveglee83 profile image61
    iloveglee83posted 6 years ago

    My definition of a good book is something that pulls you right in, you either become the character or become best friends with the character for just that moment in time. The world around you seems to disappear and you are now encased in the world that is being described in the book. A good book is like having a mini vacation, while curled up with a blanket on your chair.

  8. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 6 years ago

    Be it In fiction or non fiction - a good book is one that I don't want to put down. I enjoy a book that has me so immersed that I want to finish it in one sitting even if it keeps me up all night.

  9. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago


    A good book is one I enjoy so much that I have to finish it that day + think about it for ages aferwoods + what others said ! Love reading a book in bed !

  10. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    Any book that manages to move me emotionally, and which makes me care about the characters is a good book.

  11. JEDIJESSICUH profile image77
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 6 years ago

    A good book is one that pulls you in. It doesn't have to be from the beginning, but it has to get your attention. I could try to read Great Expectations every day for a year and not get in more than fifty pages. For me it's a boring book and it's not something I'm interested in. The only thing is does for me is lull me to sleep.

  12. kaydenlee profile image57
    kaydenleeposted 6 years ago

    I good book is one that I sit and read long enough to get a kink in my neck because I don't want to stop. A great book is one I keep reading, even after I have that painful kink because I CAN'T stop.

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    Charlene Marianoposted 6 years ago

    Whether fiction or non-fiction, a good book must be something that is life changing! It encourages, inspires and compels you to be a better person. These are the characteristics of a book that all writers and publishers should aspire for. It is not enough that the book is a page turner.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    My definition of a good book is one that tells the truth and that reflects a good grasp of the language in which it was written.