Out of all the genres – why do you choose that one to read?Out of all the genres – why do you choose that one to read? Mardi #questionnaire
I like reading dystopian books cos that sh** could get real. ?
Yeah, it’s at the point where they’re educational now. Best be prepared!
I’m in my work, I study behavior and seeing that unfold and the thought process behind it in thrillers and psychological thrillers in particular is so exciting. I’m so intrigued by it.
I’ve always been attracted to sci-fi. Probably because of the authors I came across early, Asimov, Lem—I think that it is the manner in which various questions regarding human nature and existence are explored there that do it for me.
I enjoy psychological thrillers because… I don’t know why, I just enjoy them a lot.
Because I find the other genres are boring
Murder just holds an interest ? of it includes a Hannibal Lecter-ish character that’s a bonus (crime- sometimes I’ll read a
Humorous crime being from Janet Evanovich)
I don’t read just one genre. I read a bit of everything, fiction and nonfiction.
I read Space Operas because I love science fiction and space travel plus I love the long stories of struggle from the hero’s that refuse to give up.
Because the author’s writing style sucked me in. My favorite author could write his version of the phone book and I’d read it.
Contemporary or historical fiction
I read a bit of everything but I read more contemporary, fantasy, young adult fiction and historical fiction mainly because I like these genres ?
I am a very random reader! There’s probably only horror that I would steer clear of! Most other genres are OK, although dystopian stuff is a bit too close to reality these days!
Yes horror and crime are the only two that I don’t read. I have an over-active imagination lol ?
@Sarah same here.
I read many genres, but I tend to read a lot of historical fiction. I will read any book a favorite author(s) writes.
If it’s Victorian lit or any classic-type book, it’s because I want to know more about the time period and probably the book is on one of the lists I’m trying to read through. If it’s literary fiction, it’s to broaden my mind in terms of experience and language. If it’s a fairy tale or a fairy tale retelling, it’s because I want to escape and because I love old stories told in new ways.
Fantasy because I love to escape to different worlds and I love reading about the impossible which I wish was real
I read most genres.. I like a variety. Which one I choose just depends on my mood.
Christian/Self-Help/Memoirs — I like learning about other people and how they overcame life’s obstacles. I believe that we all were put on earth for a reason. We’re also social creatures. Everyone has a story that needs to be heard.
Fiction because I love flying off to an imaginative world where people of all races get along with each other, to make our planet the best of humanity it can be.
Paranormal/Horror-Mostly because of what we’ve dealt with in our family forever. I can relate to so much.
historical romance because most of the stories i’ve read is very simple not too heavy, doesn’t have much conflict and drama but it always touches my heart. And also science fiction because i love how they twist your belief and make you wonder about anything.
It is the one at the top of the pile
Because the stories just touch my mind
I enjoy fantasy and science fiction and police procedurals set in other places, and horror because reading is my escape from reality. I enjoy historical fiction because I’m curious about things …
Fantasy because my reality is rather boring and mediocre
YA and/or fluffy romance: Because it makes me smile and laugh and takes away from the stress of real life. And I have to offset my true crime fandom with something fluffy sometimes lol
Fantasy is the best to escape with, and it makes for wondrous/bizarre imagery. Also horror for similar reasons, and that creepy chill up your spine when your alone.
I got offered this last book in exchange for a review.
I read pretty much anything…(but romance and erotica)…
BUT..my favorite is thrillers…any type thriller. Twisty, horror, psychological….THRILLERS!
Oh we’re the same Cathy, I prefer thrillers but actually read anything but romance (which I find soooo boring and hate to find in too much amount in other genres) and erotica (which actually makes me laugh)
Right! I want a story!!! I used to read romance when I was younger…but Iike a story…something more, not JUST romance. When I start seeing signs of romance in some of the books…I’m like oh no! ? sometimes it seems ok. I’m reading one now called Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. It’s really good…these two P.I. are checking each other out, but I’m 3/4’s of the way through…and she just kissed him. So…I can deal.??
Yes, that’s it: a novel should tell a story.
Why choose? I read a lot of different genres. There are a couple of genres/types of books that I don’t read because they don’t interest me, but I read a ton of different types of books.
Because the journey may be fought but the endings are always satisfying
Fantasy or sci-fi, sometimes horror…a good means of escape!
Horror. I like to come face to face with humanity’s demons.
Usually the time of year, what I just read or what I feel like reading.
I read for entertainment. I usually don’t want to wallowed down in intense plots with a gajillion characters that I have to pay attention to.
I am an eclectic reader, but there are a couple of authors whose new releases I always read within a few days of publication: King and Rice.
Historical fiction and history nonfiction, because I’ve always loved history, especially Medieval history.
I read everything from Dickens, Melville, to Rice, and Atwood, because they all have something in them to say.
Fantasy because sometimes a girl needs an escape.
There is an attraction I cannot explain. But it is there, when I buy or borrow the book. It can be the writer, the plot, the ideas expressed.
I love horror. Movies, books, TV
I like literary fiction because it has some depth.
A mental escape. No angst for me.
It’s how I feel at that time.
It makes me feel so excited.
Generally historical fiction is what I look for, but it has to be accurate to the period as I have a fascination for history.
I love historical fiction. I read a lot of Philippa Gregory. I know, I know, she’s not historically accurate, but what can I say it’s a guilty pleasure. Somehow, the magic in The White Queen makes it easier to deal with the inaccuracies. She’s mainly what I’ve read on the historical fiction genre. I read mainly nonfiction history. I want to read more historical fiction. Can you recommend any authors that are more historically accurate? I mainly like Medieval historical fiction, but I’m also willing to branch out to other eras. Are there any ones that you would say to stay away from?
Currently I chose to read Wonder by R J Paliccio. I had been reading suspense thriller horror a lot . Just need a a change of scenario.
No wonder while reading Wonder all I was thinking is this guy will die. Next chapter. Ok so his sis will kill him..
But no one died. And I realise for first time in life that there can be beautiful stories without murder.
It was a paradigm shift. And I look forward to read more such stories. YA or children for sometime yes I want to read them
Mystery, it makes me feel like the truth will always come to light.
I learn from 1 && get lost in other worlds for the other
I love going in a different world. It make your forget now