Do You Tend To Stick To One Genre?
Yes: cozy mysteries, but have been branching out, lately, into the women’s fiction genre.
What is a woman’s fiction ? I’ve never heard of it
It’s usually known as “Chick Lit”.
@Gina do you want a title to one?
No. I have plenty! Thanks, though! ?
@Gina haha! I meant to say do you have a title to one? Lol! I don’t know how that happened
Oh, haha…! ?
Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin are good examples of women’s fiction/chick lit.
I prefer Sarah Addison Allen and Jenny Colgan.
i might have asked before but what do you like about cozies @Gina?
Their murders occur off page, the whodunit parts are not too difficult to decipher, the small-town settings & characters are usually enjoyable, and, with the ones I really like, the recipes are appealing.
Mostly I love mystery! But sometimes I like a good romance novel by Nora Roberts.
Not really. I’ll pretty much read what ever catches my attention.
No, I will read anything as long as it holds my attention.
Nope. I tend to avoid nonfiction and erotica, but there are no hard fast rules about what i read
I usually stick with non-fiction, history and fantasy. I have made some attempts to branch out into thrillers as a replacement for fantasy, but have been having a hard time breaking into the genre.
Have you tried any John Sanford?
@Eric not yet! I will give him a shot. Thanks!
Any suggestion on where to start?
@Ty basically detective thriller stuff there
Rules of Prey is a good place as its the first book with his character Lucas Davenport
Thank you. I will read it.
Its a cool character nice light style and hard boiled detective dialogue
I’m not a thriller person either usually, but I really like Dennis Lehane and Gillian Flynn. Greg Iles “Natchez Burning” was really good too.
I used to but not after watching book reviewers on YouTube, they made me want to branch out.
what genres do you really like?
Um, well i like biographies, depending on the poetry i like poetry. Sometimes self help books are cool. I like romance, um, I’ll try/read almost anything I just don’t like really sad fiction, I don’t like nonfiction war books, war fiction, stuff on slavery, political or cia thrillers/spy thrillers. Also I don’t like books written by PhD’s where it’s written in a way thats “above your head.” But aside from the things I don’t read, I’ll read just about anything. Like the 3 books I have at home here that I want to get around to are: one of the Dungeons and Dragons book, (really starting liking it, Wana finish it but I moved to my vampire novel: Dead to the world.) I also have Wonder at home to read
Sorry I’m really tired this morning, just saw that you asked what I really like, it’s really hard to say, I guess is what I’m saying. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a biography, sometimes romance, other times something that has vampires or orc’s. It really depends on what I’m in the mood for. Mama mia is something I’m sure I’d like to. I’d like to see what it’s like to read something that’s really funny, or a book where you feel like you’re in Venice or something
Not generally. I read anything and everything I can get my mitts on. Preferred genres are fantasy and horror (though I am on a romance kick right now). However, I love good mysteries/thrillers, nonfiction, classics, graphic novels.. and I am a sucker for a good anthology. 🙂
genres are so interesting especially when people follow sub genres. I ran into someone that is big into medical mysteries which i never knew was a thing.
Ohhh yes. Robin Cook & Michael Palmer are two of the bigger names in that field. 🙂 Then you’ve got Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs who do more of the forensic pathology side.
One of my favorite anthologies EVER, the stories run the gamut from silly, to romantic, to dark.. sometimes all in the same story!
No, but I avoid some altogether. I don’t read biographies or non-fiction for the most part. The last bio I read was Neal Patrick Harris’s. It was a fun read.
I mainly stick to hardboiled/private detective crime fiction. I will occasionally read other genres but not often.
what are some of your authors that fall into this category?
I tend to have a fairly wide definition that includes offshoots and sub-genres (I’m AWFUL when it comes to classifying genre). Some of my favorite authors, in no particular order: Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald, James Crumley, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert Crais, Lawrence Block, Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. I really have a fondness for oddball, screwball characters too.
if i were looking for hard boiled which one should i look into first?
Raymond Chandler is sort of the godfather of the genre. His plots tend to get convoluted but his writing is almost poetically lyrical. He’s a bit dated, his peak was the ’40s and ’50s. Some people are put off by the “old fashioned” stories.
If you’re new to the genre I would suggest either James Crumley ‘s The Last Good Kiss or Robert Crais’ The Monkey’s Raincoat.
Crumley is a great writer (he’s been compared to a cross between Raymond Chandler & Hunter S. Thompson) but his stuff gets pretty wild with drug use and violence. Crais is witty with a calmer, more accessible style.
Mostly, yes…I stick with Fantasy & SciFi, YA Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, with some SK and others thrown in. I’m at the point in my life where I don’t have to please anyone but myself with what I’m reading…and these make me happy!
No i switch and read multiple books at once
I’m a hienz~57 gal….lol
Nah, I am all over the place. Variety is the spice of life 🙂
I tend to stick to realistic fiction.
explain !!!! haha
@Eric I read a romance that generally has action and adventure. In different ways. Suzanne Brockman has the military, Patricia briggs has werewolf, vampires, etc. Christine feehan has the vampps, were’ s and others Sherrilyn Kenyon has were’s and the gods and others
No, I like to branch out. I mostly read horror/thriller books, but there is more on my shelf than that
No, I love the diversity of many genre’s!
nope. I read all sorts.
Where would be the fun in that?
Not for reading. Not for writing.
what genre Sheila?
I used to be strictly romance but these days I try to read a bit more widely, although I still like my romances.
Na i am all over the place when it comes to books and reading
Heavens no! I’ll take a chance on any genre. I’m very picky on specific books, though.
I used to love romantic fictiion, but, I no longer believe in fairy tales
I have my preferences for sure, but I’m always trying new things. There are some genres, though, that I simply don’t like. I’m not a big high-drama, politically-charged contemporary reader, but I do force myself to read these sometimes. Sometimes it’s important not to shy away from tough subjects, but most of the time I want to enjoy what I’m reading. No erotica for me; I did try it, it just didn’t do anything for me.
No. I like to read a variety of them.
I used to, till I joined the local book club. Now I’m reading all sorts of weird and wonderful literature.
No. That would be like eating just one flavor of ice cream all the time. 😉
No, i like to vary my reading . I go from ya to fantasy to (non)fiction to cozy mysteries…. I even read the fine print on a box of cereal if need be 😉
Never, I love many different genres.
Right now its novels. But I also like short stories and the history books.
I love fantasy and crime novels, I tried once to read something else and I didn’t like it but it’s better if we read all sorts we will learn new things ?
No, I like and need variety!
Mystery and Crime novels,but also romatic ones and some Far west stories,just for change.
I do in spurts. Sometimes it’s a Kristin Hannah/Nicholas Sparks type spurt or a romance spurt. Right now YA dystopian
Nope, I like a little variety
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