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Book Blogger Hop: Reading Genres

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

The Question of the week is: Have you ever switched reading genres? If so, why?
I am not the sort of llama who reads just one or two genres. I’m very much a mood reader and will read basically anything. I definitely go through spells where I’m only in the mood to read chick lit, or only sci-fi is grabbing my attention, or I’m really enjoying Bill Bryson’s voice, but other than high fantasy? Anything goes.

When I look at the list of books I’m currently reading:
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction – history, non-fiction
A Court Of Mist and Fury – fantasy, romance
The Cruel Prince – fantasy, romance, young adult
Fangirl – romance, young adult
Foundation – history, non-fiction
How To Be A Healthy & Happy Submissive – bdsm, non-fiction, sexuality
Interview With The Vampire – fantasy, horror
A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled – mental health, non-fiction, psychology
Music: A Very Short Introduction – art, history, non-fiction, music
Philosphy – non-fiction, philosophy,
Pompeii – history, non-fiction
The Song Of Achilles – history, lgbtqia+, romance
Symbiont – horror, sci-fi
Shakespeare – biography, history, non-fiction
Summer At Skylark Farm – chick-lit, romance
Thanatou – magic, urban fantasy,
Troublesome Words – language, non-ficion,

OK, so I noticed a couple of things there
1) I really need to get back to finishing things raher than starting them. I don’t have much on this weekend so might work on some of that
2) I’m reading a lot of non-fiction right now.

Now, if you’d asked teenage me the same question? They only read horror (specifically Stephen King) and science-fiction (generally Star Trek: TNG novels). I only really started branching out in my mid 20s, and now I’m in my 40s will read pretty much anything. This year, as I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been purposefully trying completely new to me things, young adult fae-based fantasy especially, but authors like Sarah J Maas, Holly Black, Mira Grant, Marissa Meyer and it’s mostly been a roaring success.

I basically love a good story and the genre is becoming less important to me. I’m always looking forward to what else I’m going to discover, there’s so many exciting books out there

4 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Reading Genres

  1. I was never an avid reader until I discovered cozy mysteries, so that’s mostly what I stick to. Have a great day! 🙂

    1. I really want to get into cozy mysteries, they always look so much fun and I LOVE all the puns – but I don’t know where to start! Any recommendations? (I tried Aurora Teagarden but don’t get on with Charlaine Harris’ writing style, which sucks because I love the Hallmark movies)

  2. I started off reading horror in my teens. Then my mom brought over a huge box of romance books when I was in my 20’s and once I started reading them I just read more. Then in my 30’s I found paranormal romance which to me is like a mix between horror and romance with the creatures in the books. I’ve been reading PNR ever since.

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