For those amazing Pitch Wars hopefuls, I thought I’d stick up a little extra post about the kinds of books that I love. I’ll see if I can get my co-mentor Dionne to do the same later, but she’s traveling right now, so you might have to put up with just me. Lol
NOTE: I don’t mentor all of these categories or genres, but they all have elements I love through any genre, so good to note down!
Okay so here goes:
The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle – a surreal, amazing read. This has an amazing ability to tease a reader along with a great mystery and the writing is to die for.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby – again, surreal and intriguing. I like me some intrigue!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater- now this is my kind of fantasy! Aside from my ridiculous love of horses, this has gorgeous writing, wild creativity and characters that have such bravery and heart you can’t turn away from them.
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R Donaldson – twisty, clever, dark and deliciously unreliable!
My Sister, My Love by Joyce Carole Oates – this has heartbreaking emotion and such a real and thought provoking main character. Besides, the quirky format and character notes are very engaging.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner – I love the complexity of this and how it grips the reader from the first page and ups the stakes all the way along.
The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – this is one of my favorite books ever. It is so intelligent, dreamlike and clever. Give me all of this. We keep asking for Neil Gaiman to submit to us for PWs, but he hasn’t so if you have a similar kind of book, please sub to us and we’ll love you forever.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – no explanation required. See above.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel – now, caveat here: didn’t like the opening. However, stunning ending and imagination. Really, really changed my mind when this ending came around. Phenomenal talent there!
I am Legend by Richard Matheson – oh so clever on the ending. I like good endings. A lot. No, really. A LOT.
And the odd ball. I wonder if anyone knows this: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (has a few various different title formats) – stunning look into the human psyche. These characters are so real. Push through the old-fashioned writing and you’ll be rewarded with an amazing book.
Okay, must stop. This is just a tiny selection of what I love and I’m hoping you have something along these lines!!!
Oh and obvious choices: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, etc, etc.