I am building an author site for myself, and would like to display, for each book, the cover image, the title and an enticing blurb, and links to (say) four other books that might be of interest.
There is obviously a grid-based way to present this to the user, and probably the most KISS approach. But there would be more exploration if it were presented as an accordion, with one book visible at a time.
Now in terms of basic user experience, I can see that the grid is more straightforward and obvious how to use, and the accordion, which I could have load something in the horizontal space not used by the grid, as being more exploratory and interactive.
However, what I do not see is which is better. If I'm wrong about my characterizations of a grid and accordion please correct me, but the main question I'm asking is which is better. The intended audience is people looking to know about an author's writing. For that purpose, is one better than the other, or would you kick the question back to me and ask "Would you prefer simple or interactive?"