It's only been recently that I realized that there seem to be QUITE a lot of people out there who hate first person books. And, I confess, I don't quite get it. I can't understand not reading a book just because it's in first person. I love first person books just as much as I love other kinds. I even read a second person POV in Wendy Markham's What You Wish For in the Never On A Sundae chick lit anthology. It was different, but I got into it. I feel more immersed in a story when it's first, or even second. I'm in the heroine's (usually) head and it's like experiencing the events myself. Though I also have a problem just remembering whether a story is first person or not. Hmmm... It truly doesn't matter to me. I never pick up a book and say, "hmmm...this is first person, wonder if I should read it."
A few of my fairly recent first person books (that I can even remember):
Blue Moon by Lori Handeland
Hunter's Moon by Lori Handeland
Shadow Haven by Emily LaForge (it's got a gothic feel to it, and is billed as a contemporary gothic, but it IS more paranormal.)
You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards (really good chick lit with some romance mixed in. Need to talk about it in another post)
I'm sure there are more, but I honestly can't remember. I just got to thinking of this when a few people said they wouldn't be reading Handeland's Moon series because of the first person point of view, even though they loved the premise and paranormals in general. *sigh* They don't know what they're missing. :-)
So...do you love 'em or hate 'em? Or do you read them, but they go to the bottom of the pile? I'm curious. And can any of you think of more second person stories?