Reading a book is a lot like falling in love.
The longer you spend together, the more deeply you fall. The better you get to know each other, the stronger you feel about where it’s leading. You go through a lot together: good times and bad times and hard times and happy times.
But before all of that — there’s a spark. There’s that wonderful something that attracts you in the first place: his hair, her smile, his clothes, her laugh, its front cover, the smell of its pages…
What is it that draws you to your next great literary love? Here are a few of the things that draw me in when I’m browsing the bookshelves: