I have a confession to make. I’ve pretty much done this all my reading life and I can’t seem to stop myself. It’s rather embarrassing really.
I read the ending of a book first. There I said it. If the ending isn’t happy I have trouble convincing myself to read the book. Likely it is the romantic in me who insists there has to be some sort of happy resolution before I will invest my time in it. After all I do write romance so really it isn’t surprising.
Obviously this doesn’t apply to a non-fiction book, but every other type of book I have read I read the ending first. Even horror books, while obviously don't always end happily, it still has to have an ending I am comfortable with before I will read the book.
I’m enjoying a series, for instance, about two gay detectives written by Victor J. Banis. Best described as the “Deadly” series. I read the first two (and yes I read the endings first) so when the third came out yesterday, Deadly Dreams, you bet the first thing I did was buy it for my Kindle. And yes, I read the end first. Now I can read the whole book with a clear conscience.
I can’t be alone in my reading the ending of books first. Please tell me I’m not just a little off my rocker about this.