Today’s bookish question comes from Parajunkee and Alison Can Read: When you step out of your usual genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?
I don’t consider myself much of a genre reader. I do have preferences, but I seem to mostly practice genre avoidance. There are just certain areas that don’t interest me as much, particularly dystopian literature and urban fantasy. I don’t dislike them, they just aren’t the first (or second or third or fourth) books I’ll reach for. To be honest, I can be a mood or seasonal reader. I can’t help if October is the perfect month for Stephen King novels!
I do consider myself a general fiction reader, so I’ll give you my favorites in genres I’ve recently read:
Contemporary fiction: Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Historical fiction: Wilderness by Lance Weller
Science fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Horror: Horns by Joe Hill
Romance: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
Young Adult: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
What about you? Are you a general fiction reader or do you have a strong genre preference? Only adult or YA novels? Tell me what you think!
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5 thoughts on “Reading outside the box: Exploring genres”
Ready Player One is so good! Urban fantasy is actually oen of my “step out” genres.
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I LOVE the image! It is bang on target!
I love to keep my reading list interesting by reading a wide variety of genres!
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I love the quote! Even though I avoid the cowboy novels. 😉
The only western novel I’ve ever really gotten behind is The Sisters Brothers, which might be one of the funniest novels I’ve ever read (a must if you like wry and witty).
Hiya! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I must say I really like that you have a page dedicated to Stephen King, I’m a huge fan of his! 🙂