Yes...helps to let me know what might be coming..
It depends on the book. In some books, chapter titles are totally expendable and don't help in any way. I glance at them and read on. In some, they are very important, e.g. where the book hops between two time periods like in a girl in 2000 finding a WW II diary and some of the chapters written as in 1940. In that case I might even sometimes check back to chapter title to make sure where I am in the novel. So it depends if the author is using titles properly to enhance the book or just putting any old thing as 'a chapter needs a title'.
Thanks for your comments! I posted the same question to my Facebook friends and had lots of answers, ranging from 'no' to 'it depends'. Personally, I never read chapter headings in novels but I wanted to hear what other readers thought.So thanks again!
Can't say I care...but if a writer puts words other than just Chapter XX I do find I'm looking for words on that subject...just finished reading Lee Grants autobio and she put headings on her chapters...
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