When I was younger, I'd read anything that came across my path. If it was a printed word, I'd read it.
Now that I'm older and my tastes have settled, I find I am fond of escapist fiction--Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction. The farther away from reality my fiction can get, the better.
I read to escape life. Because of this, I have issues with reading stories in contemporary settings. I also have issues with books that lack an HEA (or at least lack hope). Yes, this covers many literary works. That said, I do have a soft spot for Paulo Coelho because of his beautifully positive messages.
Today's question: Why do you read the books you choose?
Secretly, Her Grace has always loved escapist fiction. She devoured The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at age six. Also, Her Grace has written several books. Go check them out.