I love to read -- but I'm not a librarian. Or an employee of the NY Times Book Review. This is a free blog. You get what you pay for.
In fiction, I like a well-told story crafted around well-edited sentences, original metaphors and honest (and often inspiring) humans. In non-fiction, I like a well-researched, applicable-to-real-life, readable book. I gravitate towards topics that help me become a better human.