I read romance. Inside that genre, I prefer historical or contemporary or paranormal but I’ll take any romance over other fiction. For me, there’s something about a love story that is just missing in other books and I go back unerringly to that genre time after time.
But, what about you? What do you read? See, I have no idea. So I thought: poll!
Share with me. What do you like to read? Thanks for taking the time to share!
Other than Romance, I read sci fi/ fantasy. I love dystopia specifically.
Hm…dystopia? Like Divergent?
Yes. Hunger Games, Matched. Wool. stories like those.
Bery, Bery interesting…:-)
Rand’s Anthem got me started in grade school. Bradbury’s stories too.
I used to read Tad Williams, Terry Brooks and Anne MacCaffrey…all those fantastic worlds with dragons and a million possibilities were awesome. Then I found romance…sigh…and that was it.
I read the classics, then some Anne Rice. Stumbled into romance b/c a friend MADE me read it.
Romance Dystopian 😉 The ultimate.
That’s funny! I can see the attraction though! 🙂
Romance it is for me 😀 But I really like treasure hunt tales and thrillers.
Thrillers and treasure hunts? Wow. I would have never guessed! 🙂 I’m with you on the romance, though! 😀
Fantasy, most often. But I read a lot of literature and nonfiction. I’m reading a two-volume history of the Medici that was written in 1909 at the moment. Picked them up for $2 at a library book sale.
Ahhh… book sales. I’m drooling just thinking of them. Nothing better! 🙂
I have the good fortune to work in a University Library. There’s a permanent rack in the lobby with 50 cent paperbacks and $1 hardbacks. Mostly dross, but now and then, they put something special out there.
That’s awesome! I love libraries…they’re full of possibilities….Ah…books…so good. 🙂
SFR, mostly my own:) Also, gritty mysteries, CJ Box, James Lee Burke. Fantasy and horror – RR Martin and S. King.
You’re waaaay more courageous than me! I chicken out of the scary stuff!
I wanted to tick fiction/literature and young adult but I could only tick one. My favourite authors are Sarah Waters, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Atkinson, Ian McEwan and Kate Mosse. For YA I’d choose Helen Grant. I also enjoy Anthony Horowitz very much and The Hunger Games. Favourite classic authors are Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte. I’m currently re-reading Emotionally Weird by Kate Atkinson which is a wonderful book about writing. Near the beginning one of the novel is this quote which I really like:
– Nor, says Nora, do we want commonplace tales of hausfrau Angst, of the woman heroically making over her life with a handsome new lover, a beautiful child, a happy ending. Instead, we shall have murder and mayhem, plots and sub-plots, a mad woman in the attic, purloined diamonds, lost birthrights, heroic dogs, a soupçon of sex, a suspicion of philosophy.
I read that and thought, YES – that’s what I want to read!
It sounds absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for taking the time with my little poll and sorry you could only tick one!
Young adult is perhaps the most common genre that I read, but I love all sorts of things. I just love books in general, 🙂
I hear you, Diana. I love reading too. 🙂
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