Hello beautiful people!
Thank you Tyr @ The Perks of Being a Nerd for tagging me in the This is My Genre book tag! Tyr tagged me WAY back in June 2018…sorry love for the late post! You MUST check our Tyr’s blog, it’s absolutely phenomenal!
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One. What is your favourite genre?
So, my reading genre favourites have definitely changed over the years! It used to be fantasy, without a doubt! Recently though, it’s a tie between realistic fiction and paranormal/supernatural. I know, I know … you’re only supposed to pick one. I refuse.
For clarification sake, these are the definitions I’m referring to:
Realistic Fiction: “Realistic Fiction seems like real life, with characters dealing with real life problems. The plot often takes place in the present time. The situations are true or could be, but the main characters are fictional” (Source: Goodreads). I’m including slice of life in this as well.
Paranormal/Supernatural: “Paranormal books involve unusual experiences that lack a scientific explanation. Some popular subjects in paranormal books are supernatural creatures, ESP, clairvoyance, ghosts, UFOs, telepathy, and psychics” (Source: Goodreads).
Two. Who is your favourite author from that genre?
Like I said before, I just started getting into realistic fiction. There’s a LOT of manga I like in this area, but all the authors differ ha-ha! There are two authors that I can think of: Io Sakisaka and Emma Mills. Both of them have the ability to make you want to finish a book or series REAL quick because the story and characters are so captivating!
Kelley Armstrong is most DEFINITELY my favourite author when it comes to paranormal/supernatural novels – no challenge in that decision whatsoever!
Three. What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?
With realistic fiction … I actually have no idea ha-ha! Maybe seeing that bad points in life can all be turned around into something beautiful?
What I LOVE about paranormal/supernatural is that it crosses over a lot of my favourites; there’s fantasy elements in urban fantasy, romance in paranormal romance, some slice of life if you’re lucky … it just encompasses a lot!
Four. What is the book that started your love for that genre?
Five. If you had to recommend at least one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?
- Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
- Ao Haru Ride (Ao Haru Ride, Book One) by Io Sakisaka
- Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, Book One) by Becky Albertalli
- The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book One) by Kelley Armstrong
- City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book One) by Cassandra Clare
Six. Why do you read?
Well, that just got deep. When people ask me this, it’s almost like asking me why I breathe … to live. It’s become a part of my natural way of life. If I really sit and think about it, it’s probably a lot to do with a form of escapism. I have a pretty great life, don’t get me wrong. But I only get ONE. In books, I get more than one. Literature allows me to explore all these different ways of living that I would’ve never thought possible or simply aren’t possible beyond books and films. One day, I get to be a warrior in a fictional land … the next, I get to be a rock-star simply looking for love.
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