This was a really fun range of questions all about book genres so if you’d like to have a go then feel free to tag yourselves!
- Which genres are the ones you tend to pick up?
My favourite genres are probably Fantasy (YA/Adult), literally anything with magic, fairies, elves, witches and wizards, dragons, mythology – it’s the perfect escapism. My other favourite would probably have to be Historical Mysteries – think along the lines of Robert Langdon or the Scott Mariani books, those historical-type conspiracies where they’re so intricately designed that you could almost believe they’re real.
- Which genres are the ones you’ll pick up but aren’t your favourites?
I’ll happily pick up Science-Fiction, more traditional historical novels and even some types of crime fiction if it is a particular author that I follow.
- Which genres are the ones you’ll never pick up or maybe just a few times a year?
Genres I pick up a few times a year are the self-help style psychology books or memoirs and occasionally I’ll read some of the classics or noteworthy fiction titles from the most recent decades, Man Booker Prize winners etc…
- Which author do you feel you’ll always connect with? *The connection thing is up to your interpretation… it can be the writing style of the author, the plot of his/her books in general, etcetera*
I’ll always connect with anything J.K Rowling, Sarah J Maas and Carlos Ruiz Zafon are my main go-to authors. I’ll read absolutely anything they write because I just love everything about their stories – the plot, the characters, the writing style, everything! 😍
- Which author of one of your favorite genre you can’t connect with? *For example, if your favorite genre is ya fantasy… Which ya fantasy’s author you can’t connect with?*
I don’t know why but both times I’ve tried to read Laini Taylor or Renee Ahdieh, I just haven’t seemed to get to grips with their writing styles or the plots they create. It makes me a little bit sad as I know a lot of people who absolute adore their books.
- Which book or books do you feel are overhyped?
The Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo I feel was massively overhyped – Alina just outright annoyed me and in no way was I swooning over The Darkling. It just didn’t happen for me. That being said, I couldn’t put the Six of Crows duology down, they were brilliant!
- Which book or books do you feel are underrated?
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic – I thought this was so beautifully written and really made me want to visit Kotor in Montenegro.
Roar by Cora Carmack – I loved how the different types of weather influenced the magic and I grew really attached to the band of characters.
The Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I absolutely adore Zafon’s writing. He definitely has a particular style which probably isn’t for everyone but he is one of my go-to authors and I think his books deserve a little bit more airtime than what they’ve received.
Enjoy the rest of your week everyone! ☺️