This weeks discussion is: Do you prefer reading books with a male MC or a female MC, and why?
Both, I really can't pick between them! I find books with a female MC easier to relate with but at the same time I love getting inside a guy's head. The most important thing for me is connecting with the character and finding them likeable, realistic and unforgettable.
The best thing about reading a book with a female MC is that it is easier to understand their actions as you generally have been in many of the same situations. Some great female MCs:
The only time I have a problem with a male MC is when it is written by a female author and it feels like what she thinks a male is thinking and not what a guy really thinks like. Luckily that rarely happens. My favourite part of a male POV is getting to see what they really think of us girls. Some of my favourite male MCs are:
But what I love most is dual narration. When you get inside both character's minds. When you get to see what the girl is thinking about the guy and guy about the girl in the same situation. Some authors can really switch points of views seamlessly. Some of my favourite dual narrations are:
Ed and Lucy Alex and Brittany
So what about you - do you prefer female or male MC?
Thank you to Melissa at I Swim For Oceans for hosting this feature.