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Friday Favorites #4: Book Genres

What’s your favorite book genre/s?

  • Suspense/Thriller/Mystery

If you check out the first 10 book reviews I posted when I started blogging, you will notice that almost all of them were from Mary Higgins Clark. She has written 51 best seller books in the United States and various European countries, thus giving her the title as America’s Queen of Suspense. You see why I love her now? hehe.

I started to really love reading when I was introduced into the beautiful world of Tagalog Romance but it was because of MHClark’s books that I also started to love reading books in English, and in time, branched out and tried other books from different authors and genres.

You see, this was my very first favorite genre and I guess that’s the main reason why I’m so picky when it comes to it. I’m an adventurous reader but when it comes to this genre, I always have reservations. I’m so reserved that I almost don’t wanna try other authors. But I’m trying to change that…in baby steps. *wink

  • Romance

Before, I only love romance if it’s written in Tagalog (Philippine’s official language). I’m not sure where I got this idea, but I always think romance written in English contains very uncomfortable bed scenes and back then, I was so naive and so narrow minded that I don’t want to have anything to do with it. But after reading My Wattpad Love by Ariana Godoy, all of those false assumptions disappeared and guess what I love to read most days now? Yep, it’s Romance.

I love most romance books but I always enjoys YA especially if it’s funny. Before, I’m not really into historical romance but I am beginning to enjoy them. And because of Ilona Andrews, I am growing a liking for Paranormal Romance as well (shamelessly thinking of the sexy shirtless Mad Rogan) *wink.

  • Fantasy/Adventure (with a little bit of action)

Just like romance, I am very hesitant to try this genre too. I love fantasy (either with magic or with fangs) but only in movies, but after finally reading the Harry Potter series, I was reformed. I love it more if there’s romance, I know I know, I’m a sucker remember? Hehe.

I’ve been eyeing steampunk and dystopia lately and I guess it wouldn’t take much time until I gave in *wink.

So, how about you? What are your favorite genres?

Friday Favorites #4: Book Genres



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    • Karen

      I love anything with humor of any genre but romance is probably my fave. I do read UF, some historical romance, PNR and I’m trying to read more mystery/thriller, sci-fi even if it’s not what I’m used to.
      Fantasy is always tough for me. I get bored really easy with all the world building descriptions. lol

      For What It’s Worth

      • I understand about the world building descriptions, I’m a dialogue reader so sometimes I skip that parts. It’s challenging in mystery/thriller though since I need to read them all or I can’t guess the culprit hehe. But it really depends on the writing style of the author πŸ™‚

    • I read a lot of paranormal romance. Sometimes just romance but I do love those shifters.

    • My favourites are romance, mystery/thriller/suspense, UF. Not keen on fantasy or sci-fi.

      • not much of sci-fi too, but I’m in love with fantasy hehe

    • Romance is my favorite too. Although, I’ve been branching out to non-romance as well. It depends on my mood.

      • I understand, I’m a mood reader too, but sometimes when I don’t know what to read, romance will be number 1 in my list πŸ™‚

    • Some nice genres there!

    • I honestly read a bit of everything, but I prefer romance in all its forms (historical, paranormal, etc.) except chick-lit, that doesn’t seem to work well for me. I also love urban fantasy and I enjoy horror stories from time to time πŸ™‚

      • Urban fantasy for the win hehe

    • Yay. Cheers to that Geybie hehe.

      Oh, that’s why I can’t access your website anymore. Thanks for the heads up πŸ™‚

    • I love New Adult, and a good ol’ paranormal book. Romance is awesome, but I’ve been missing reading urban fantasy stories.
      It’s always good to know what other bloggers love to read, so thank you for this!

      • Hehe, romance for the win! Thanks for dropping by Fran πŸ™‚

    • I love Thrillers, but have not read as many as I would have liked I feel intimidated by them? Lol but when I read them I tend to enjoy them. I also love Romance – Paranormal, Historical. Umm Fantasy/Sci-fi but also have not read in a while. This spans all of ages tho I love both YA and Adult books.

      • Hehe, same here. Haven’t read a lot of thrillers lately even if that’s my number 1 favorite genre but instead I’ve read a LOT of romance this year hehe

    • Woots! Ilona Andrews. Yes!!! Noms! I prefer romance in all it’s different subgenres. Then Urban Fantasy and mystery πŸ™‚

      • Yes, Ilona Andrews for the win hehe.

    • I like all sorts of romance… adult, na, fantasy! Give it all to me!

      Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

      • Ohh, that’s good to hear Naomi. I’m still in the road trying out other branches in romance, so I hope I’ll like them too soon πŸ™‚