We all have different needs and desires when reading a book that can vary upon what we wish to read, and the genre and content of the particular book. In my case, I like to be swept away to another world when reading a book, to become immersed in the narrative space, and forget about everything else I am doing, to, therefore, become lost in the world of the book. If it is a suspense story, for example, I like to be surprised by a particular jolt or shock which the author delivers, especially if it is unexpected. If it is a romance, while a happy ending is nice, it is good to have an ending which is unconventional, or goes against the grain of expectations.
So I pose this question to you – what do you look for in a book?