What's your go-to genre?

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What's your go-to genre?

Post by kio » 08 Sep 2016, 14:08

For me, when I'm bored or need a new book, I usually go for a fantasy adventure or a mystery. It's even better if it has both mystery and fantasy. This is because I like the action, complex plots, and fantasy elements like magic, dragons, etc.

So my question is: What's the genre you return to over and over again? What is it you like about that genre the most?
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Post by Gravy » 08 Sep 2016, 15:39

Presently it's urban fantasy, though it often changes. Used to be high fantasy, mystery, horror...
Urban fantasy has been my go to genre for a long while. I love the "everyday" world of urban fantasy. The idea that a whole world exists that the average person is unaware of.
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Post by scoutingmom22 » 09 Sep 2016, 19:13

I always go for romance novels preferably in a historic setting. I read all kinds of other stuff but that is my favorite get lost in it, doesn't require any thought or analysis, just get lost in the story.

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Post by AA1495 » 10 Sep 2016, 14:43

Romance! Always romance! It has a feel good factor about it and lifts my mood instantly!

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Post by firecat88 » 10 Sep 2016, 14:47

Fantasy of any type will do it, but I'm especially partial to urban fantasy.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 10 Sep 2016, 15:33

Historical fiction or a mystery. Even better is when they are combined in one story.
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Post by Camogirl217 » 10 Sep 2016, 15:52

My all-time favorite is mystery/suspense, but I also go for historical fiction and romance. I don't like reading anything too dark, like horror novels, because they're just not entertaining. Too stressful.

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Post by AA1495 » 10 Sep 2016, 19:54

Camogirl217 wrote:My all-time favorite is mystery/suspense, but I also go for historical fiction and romance. I don't like reading anything too dark, like horror novels, because they're just not entertaining. Too stressful.
Agree on that.
Just a quick question - you don't find mystery/suspense stressful?

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Post by Paliden » 10 Sep 2016, 22:21

Definitely fantasy! Historical fiction/historical romance would be second (can't decide between the two).

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Post by smhawkins » 12 Sep 2016, 08:24

Probably mystery or adventure!

I'm not a huge fan of things really far-fetched whether that's a Nicholas Sparks novel or an "out there" fantasy. Even with fantasy, I like when there's an element of realism there. When the author stays true to the characters and the "rules" within the world they've created.

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Post by Csm » 12 Sep 2016, 14:34

Non-fiction. I'm a student of life and love learning. I'm publishing my first book next month, so I'm reading books on editing, marketing through social media, Stephen King's On Writing. I'm also a sucker for anything on leadership, spirituality, or the human potential movement.

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Post by AA1495 » 12 Sep 2016, 15:10

Csm wrote:Non-fiction. I'm a student of life and love learning. I'm publishing my first book next month, so I'm reading books on editing, marketing through social media, Stephen King's On Writing. I'm also a sucker for anything on leadership, spirituality, or the human potential movement.
Oh congratulations and all the very best!!! Hope your first book is a great success!!!

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Post by hsimone » 16 Sep 2016, 13:25

Paliden wrote:Definitely fantasy! Historical fiction/historical romance would be second (can't decide between the two).
This response perfectly sums up my thoughts! Fantasy, then Historical Fiction, for sure. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Post by Clifora » 17 Sep 2016, 05:48

Mine would be mystery or horror first, then action... (is there such a genre?) or fantasy next. Occasionally I do read romance as well.
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Post by Ashley 1820 » 17 Sep 2016, 06:08

I love thriller.I just love to face twists!that might make up my mood.I even love fantasy and classics. so,they would definitely work for me.

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