We all love to read. I mean, that’s why you’re subscribed to Inspy Romance, right? You love Christian romance so much you want to read everything you can from your favorite authors! But there are many types of readers out there, and inquiring minds would like to know…
What type of reader are you?
The Mood Reader
Your reading choice is fully dictated by your mood. This means you may read a romantic comedy when you need to laugh, or a romantic suspense when you’re in the mood for some detective work. Maybe you read Biblical fiction when you want a deep-dive into scriptural analysis. Or if you just want all the sweet feels and uplifting faith, you stick with Christian contemporary romance.
The Binge Reader
Once you pick up a new series, you’re hooked. Must. Read. Every. Book. In. Series. Even if you’re up all night and barely accomplish anything other than reading for several days. (No judgment. I’d join you if I could!) Once that series is done, there is some letdown. Hopefully some sleep. And then you’re on to the next series, ready to consume.
The Picky Reader
Hey, I get it. Trying new authors is scary, and you don’t want to waste your precious reading time when there are so many books to be read, so little time. So maybe you just stick to the authors you know and trust, waiting patiently for their new release, rereading your favorites in the meantime. This used to be me, until I realized there are so many good books out there undiscovered if I don’t give a new author a try!
The Forgiving Reader
You are brave and daring, always ready to try out a new author or new subgenre. You’ll give anything a try, and you won’t give up on page 1 or even chapter 2 if it’s not everything you hoped for. You give each new book a fair chance and enjoy whatever you can from it. Even if it’s not 5 stars, you’ll give the author another try on another book. After all, nobody’s perfect!
The Voracious Reader
You read everything in sight. You read endlessly. You’re one of those who can read 300 or 400 books a year (I’m in awe…). You read ARCs. You listen to Audiobooks. You read in Kindle Unlimited. You buy paperbacks and ebooks. You read in any format possible. Reading is breathing, and you can’t live otherwise.
The Expansive Reader
You are actively trying to challenge yourself to read new things, to explore new genres and subgenres. You join monthly Instagram reading challenges that force you out of your comfort zone and into reading waters you would never tread otherwise. You love to discuss deep thoughts about books in reading clubs. When you don’t particularly care for a certain book, you can still dissect it and find something redemptive about it, something you gleaned from the reading experience. Reading is never a waste.
The Pleasure Reader
You don’t make reading goals. You don’t stick to certain genres. You don’t sign up for ARCs when a positive review is expected. You don’t require yourself to finish a book you don’t enjoy. You DON’T do Bookstagram. Reading is your escape, and you want zero stress attached. No one and nothing should dictate what you read or why you read. So you won’t ever let anything pressure your reaching choices.
There are probably more types of readers out there, and there are likely a lot of different combinations. I’m mostly a pleasure reader, little bit of a mood reader. It’s normal to be a blend.