What genre of books do you read?

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  1. yoko

    yoko New Member

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    Our local bookstore had a fifty cents sale and I kind of went crazy. I think I'll post some books here for a free cycle post but wanted to see what people actually read. I have an odd taste in books lol so checking to see if anyone might even like what I have
     
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    Fantasy mainly. Some supernatural if it's done well but I've not found a ton of those I really like. Some Science Fiction. I'm also a big fan of Post holocaust and dystopian storylines.

    I also almost elusively read books with a female main character. Just one of my preferences.
     
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    I really read anything.. Really all over the board there. I find I tend to prefer female authors.
     
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    I'm reading a ton of young adult fiction lately, because I want to have something to talk to my students about (and suggest they read, if they claim they "don't like reading")
     
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    I'm all over the place, but my favorite is fantasy. I don't seem to read the same ones as most though. Patricia McKillip and Patricia Kennealy Morrison are two of my favorite authors, and I veer toward authors with Celt sounding names (natural storytellers, lol!) and Celt-based fantasy.
     
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    I read all sorts of different stuff... It depends on what I am in the mood for and what catches my interest.

    The only genre I really do not read is romance...
     
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    Fantasy and science fiction mostly. I especially like dystopias (though oddly not some of the more famous ones, I don't like old books a lot of the time). I tend to like male main characters, but to be honest I can't think of one I've read with a female main character of the top of my head.
     
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    I'm always really really surprised by how many on here are into fantasy/sci fi books - I had no idea they were so popular and don't know many IRL who read them.

    I read all genres, but mostly all classics or modern books with really high reviews. I'm kind of a book snob, if I consider it "fluffy" I feel like it's a waste of time and I'd rather watch a movie. The lightest reading I've ever done is Jodie Picoult, and I wouldn't read anything by her by choice anymore.

    I read a lot of plays, Shakespeare, Sartre, Albee, lots of post-modern (Pynchon, Vonnegut, Nabakov), A TON of Russian stuff (Dostoevsky, Tolstoy) - that's my favorite genre. Then other stuff like Love In The Time of Cholera, Moby Dick, Ragtime, The Poisonwood Bible, 10,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Candide, etc.

    ETA: dystopian or fantasy/sci-fi has to be like Orwell or Bradbury or something. I also read a ton of children's novels, Bridge To Terabithia, Alice In Wonderland, Pinocchio, The Giver, etc.
     
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    Not sure I really consider Alice a children's book ;)
     
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    I'm a horror, mystery, sci fi, fantasy girl myself lol.

    I'll try and get some books up this weekend
     
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    - Scifi
    - Fantasy
    - Young adult (lol stand together! WE ARE NOT ASHAMED ADULT YOUR ADULT NOVEL READERS!)
    - Classic/Modern/Historial/Fiction/Non Fiction
    etc..etc..etc..
    - Even romance but I mean..real romance. As in, there is a STORY LINE beyond two people falling in love please. No Sparks. EVER.

    Favorite authors: Rowling, Paluahniuk, Snicket, Pullman, John Green, hunter s. thompson, Vonnegut, Collins

    Basically anything except horror.
    If I get scared by a book I end up sleeping with a nightlight and hiding the book in the freezer :rofl1:
     
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    Mostly Young Adults and I really like 'self-help' books
     
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    Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy but mostly right now paranormal smut. The smuttier the better!
     
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    Urban Fantasy, FTW. :D
    Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Kim Harrison, Steve Erickson, Karen Chance, Terry Brooks, Luarell K. Hamilton...all brilliant.

    Current re-re-re-re reading the Dresden Files.
     
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    I read a lot of chick lit (which is different from romance/harlequin novels). I like British authors like Sophie Kinsella and Harriet Evans. I just got a Kindle and I'm having a hard time finding new books to read lol.
     
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    I'm so excited for the new one. My yearly clock is set by release dates.
     
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    I love murder mysteries when they're good ones by good authors and other kinds of mysteries, adventure, or espionage type stories, those page turners that you can't put down. I love many of the old classics. Non fiction includes books about dogs, how to stuff, although that's mostly on the Internet, not books for me. Gardening/landscaping is something I'm often looking at, bird books so I can identify birds around me, stuff like that.
     
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    Lots of YA stuff here, too. Mostly dystopian or fantasy.
    Fantasy and Sci-fi
    And quite a bit of non-fiction as well (science/nature stuff usually, but sometimes history or sociology, lots of hiking memoirs at the moment)
     
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    Non-fiction (biology, mostly; and mostly evolution stuff at that, although that's having to change because of the focus of my new program--and yes, I am talking about what I read for fun, lol)
    Sci-fi
    Horror
    Fantasy

    Big mix, really. I don't read much romance.
     
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