Today's theme at Armchair BEA is Genre Fiction. We've been asked to discuss:
If you’re a reader of genre fiction do you have a favourite author or series? And what keeps bringing you back for more fantasy/sci fi/horror etc?As I mentioned in my introduction yesterday, I read an eclectic range of books, and genre fiction fits right in there. I definitely have some favorite genres and some that I rarely, if ever, read. For example, while I hopped on the bandwagon and read 50 Shades of Gray, I don't generally read erotica or even romance novels for that matter. I personally feel like they are a waste of my time because they don't engage me and interest me the way more substantial novels do. I feel the same way about chick lit, paranormal and most fantasy novels. I guess I like my novels a bit more serious and deep.
So what genres do I like? My favorites are mysteries and thrillers, and historical fiction. I've provided some of my favorite books in each below.
- The Millennium series by Stieg Larsson ~ I actually liked the last book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest best. I don't have reviews on my blog because I read these before I started blogging!
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen
- The Shepherd by Ethan Cross
- Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth
- The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
- Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
- Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Do you read genre fiction? If so, what are your favorite genres? And if you read mysteries, thrillers or historical fiction, what books do you recommend?