Brittany


Brittany is an accountant with hardly any literary background. She has strong opinions that are not always right, but continues to defend them vigorously. She reads purely for enjoyment, finding little to no philosophical meaning between the covers of most books. 

Books read and enjoyed:

Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch | It by Stephen King | "The Long Walk", a short story by Stephen King | Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson | Storm Light archives by Brandon Sanderson | Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling | The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty | The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss | Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck | Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Books read and hated:

The Stand by Stephen King | 50 Shades of Grey by E.L James | Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer | Animal Farm by George Orwell | 1984 by George Orwell | The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Books to yet read:

Dark Tower series by Stephen King | Merlan saga by T.A. Barron | A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith | Native Son by Richard Wright | The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy | Metamorphoses by Ovid

What makes a good story, in Brittany's humble opinion:

Interesting - Does the story hold my interest and encourage me to continue reading? | Consistent - Does the story have a logical flow and follow the physics of that world/universe | Relatable Characters - How developed are the characters and do they add to depth to the story? | Coherent - Does everything in the writing should make sense? | Sustainable - Does the story hold up, will I read it again?

 

 

Danielle


Danielle is a writer and content creator. She majored in English with a minor in Creative Writing in college. Reading is an activity she has always loved. She enjoys books but equally loves critiquing them, and tends to hold literature to a high standard. 

Books read and enjoyed:

Any fiction by Marilynne Robinson | A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin | The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark | Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens | Different Seasons by Stephen King | Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling | A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood | Life of Pi by Yann Martel | To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Carol (The Price of Salt) by Patricia Highsmith | We the Animals by Justin Torres | Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson | Atonement by Ian McEwan

Books read and hated:

Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer | The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa | Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson | Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer | Beauty by Robin McKinley | North and South by John Jakes

Books to yet read:

...I mean, it is a pretty long list. Check out my Goodreads account to view the books I want to read. 

What makes a good story, in Danielle's humble opinion:

Technique - How well is the book written? Does the book merely mimic what actual good books do, or does the author actually know what they are doing? | Challenge - Does the book reach a deeper level that transcends the pages? | Originality - Does the book do something new and interesting? | Dialogue - Do the characters sound like real people? | Characters - Do the characters feel alive and three dimensional?