This is My Genre Book Tag

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?

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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?

Realistic Fiction

  1. Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
  2. Ao Haru Ride (Ao Haru Ride, Book One) by Io Sakisaka
  3. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, Book One) by Becky Albertalli 

Paranormal/Supernatural

  1. The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book One) by Kelley Armstrong
  2. 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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18 thoughts on “This is My Genre Book Tag

  1. AH omg I just jumped I was so SHOCKED. THANK YOU FOR TAGGING ME 😍😍😍 I absolutely freaking loved The Summoning, I want to buy the whole series again and reread them because I love Kelley Armstrong too 😍😂

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  2. Hmm my favorite genres are realistic fiction and fantasy and science fiction!! I just can’t choose between three so I relate to your struggle to just pick one. It’s interesting how your favorites have changed because mine haven’t. I’ve always loved fantasy (I mean with books like harry potter, how can you not right)…and realistic fiction (especially those cute feel good books). I suppose I’ve gotten more into science fiction this year because I wanted to branch out a little more but yeah, not much of a change overall haha.

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    1. Those are all great choices! I think my choices changed because I grew pickier. For instance, I LOVE fantasy…but I’m SO picky on the fantasy I read. It HAS to have a compelling story and characters…but I don’t like a world that’s SO developed that I can’t remember everything. I think my OCD causes some issues in that regard…which is why I’m even attempting GoT. Harry Potter has a giant world…but I find you don’t have to know everything to understand the story…and Rowling writes an epic world while still using language that’s very fluid…she’s just the exception ha-ha!

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    1. I adore poetry, but there’s a time and a place for it ha-ha! I want to get into more non-fiction, especially stuff geared towards yoga and fitness. I’ve never really tried erotica, but a series I read did have some INTENSE scenes in it…and it wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was tasteful though…there’s some real UGH stuff out there ha-ha!

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  3. I also love reading for the escape. Its so nice to able to come home sit down pick up a book and deal with a persons problems that thankfully are not our own! I also really loved City of Bones by Cassandra Claire!! Paranormal/supernatural used to be my favorite genre as well before I got swept up into loving fantasy. Great tag and happy reading 🙂

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    1. I know eh?? Like, I LOVE life…I’m very grateful for the time I have on this Earth. But there are days I need a break or times I wish my life had more adventure and epicness in it…ya know? My genre love tends to flip flop. I find I’m VERY picky with Fantasy, which I never used to be…

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