Asking Bookstagram: Plot or Characters?

Hey there everyone!

Welcome to my first “Asking Bookstagram” post 🙂 I came up with a super fun idea based on two things. First, so many people (including myself) do QOTD on bookstagram which is a great way to connect with your followers. I also enjoy doing “Follow Friday” and “Shoutout Sunday” which others seem to enjoy as well! I have noticed how much EASIER it is to connect with people on bookstagram compared to blogging. I wanted a way to connect with people better on my blog while using the fun QOTD content in a different way!

This will be a monthly series for now! Once a month I will ask my bookstagram followers a bookish question and I will post 10 responses on my blog! I will also give them a shoutout for their bookstagram 🙂 I hope you all enjoy this as I am super excited to connect with more people and integrate my two platforms!!

Asking Bookstagram – What is more important to you in a book – Plot or Characters?

To me – I say characters are more important. I find if I do not connect with the characters in some way I am not that into the book. While the plot is important and must be entertaining in some way, I still find a good character can totally make the book!

Responses from my lovely bookstagram peeps:


Plot. Because without a well developed plot who cares about the characters background? But both are equally important I think. ❤️


Plot. I can look past shallow characters if a story line keeps me engaged


Love this idea. I think I would have always said plot before, my instinct is still plot, but I find more and more that a well developed character is appealing to me and I’m put off by hollow empty characters… so, um, both? 😂


I think I prefer a good plot over a good character, but I also think a character should be good? So I guess both? 😄


Both, if the plot is good but the characters are not, the story loses interest. For me at least 🤷🏻‍♀️ 😊


Character. I really need strong characters that are memorable or the book is just meh to me.


That’s a tough question! But I think I’ll go with character. An annoying or undeveloped character tends to ruin the book for me


I say plot! I don’t always like characters but can love the plot.


It’s hard to choose between the both because they’re equally important, but I think the development of the characters is more important to me!


I think characters are most important to me. If I can’t connect with them it doesn’t matter to me what they are doing.

I love that so many people responded and discussed this question! It is so awesome to see everyone’s thoughts and its such a fun way to learn what type of readers everyone is 🙂

What do you think?? What one is more important to you? Do you agree or disagree with my own response? I’d love to chat with you all 🙂 Leave a comment!!

2 thoughts on “Asking Bookstagram: Plot or Characters?

  1. Interesting question! And I’m so torn. Like you I tend towards characters. I find if the characters are well-developed, the plot will usually follow from their actions and choices. But sometimes I can overlook flat characters if the plot is fast-paced enough, as in mysteries and thrillers… though okay, probably still character. 🙂 Great post!

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