Thursday, August 9, 2012

Booking Through Branching Out

Name a book you love in a genre you normally don’t care for. What made you decide to read it? Did it make you want to try more in that genre?

I loved reading Stolen by Lucy Christopher, a YA novel. It had many rave reviews in the book blogs I visit. So I thought to pick it up. It is about a girl who goes missing. As I teach young girls, I thought why not read it. I have tried a few more YA novels but not much. Maybe if I find interesting stuff, I will go for that.

What genre do you avoid reading and why?

I cannot stand paranormal stuff. The weird creatures and erotic stuff totally put me off.

16 comments:

Small Blonde Hippy said...

I agree with you on the paranormal stuff. I don't really get it. Here's mine: Small Blonde Hippy

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I feel the same about the paranormal stuff. I love Shirley Jackson but her books tend to be more ghostly and crazy rather than paranormal and certainly no erotica! I did enjoy those but most of what I see in YA, I would never go for.

Gigi Ann said...

Oh I agree I hate paranormal, no matter what form it takes. That was a reason I quit reading one author, all of a sudden he threw in paranormal stuff. I think if it has paranormal in it, it should be a part of the description. I know if I had known ahead I would not have bought his book.

Juli Rahel said...

I totally agree, YA/paranormal novels filled with over the top romance and sparkly vampires just annoy me XD I recently read a YA novel I really liked though!
http://universeinwords.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/btt-unspoken.html
Juli @ Universe in Words

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm not a fan of those weird creatures, either; here's MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

Aspen said...

I agree with you about paranormal reads as well. Typically really hard for me to get into. Thanks for stopping by!

Aspen

http://inner-aspen.blogspot.com

Tribute Books Mama said...

Stolen sounds good, I'll have to try it.

http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/booking-through-thursday_9.html

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Agree about the paranormal stuff, although I did just read a pretty good historical fiction with some ghosts or something in it.

I avoid zombies, vampires, and the like as much as possible.

Mermer said...

Couldn't agree more. Thanks for stopping by!

Megan Monell said...

Those are some of my favorite genres. I just like weird elements in my stories! Thanks for stopping by!

Cathy De Los Santos said...

I love how there is such a diversity in the blog world and meme's as the genre you don't like i can't get enough of, that's great! diversity is a beautiful thing! Thanks so much for stopping at my blog today.

bermudaonion said...

It's fun to discover a great book in a genre you don't normally read.

Karen La said...

Hey thanks for stopping by! I actually enjoy paranormal stuff (:
I agree with you on Stolen- I loveeeedd that book ! So good :D

stacybuckeye said...

I with you on the erotica!

Valerie said...

Im a fan of paranormal, however I like my werewolves and vampires vicious not sparkly. Lol!

New follower:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Paranormal isn't my fave but I have found a couple good ones.