What is your favorite genre?

The Literary Elements Summer Reading Club posed this question to participants: What is your favorite genre, and why? Here are some of the answers…

Contemporary Fiction/Novels: It helps to see ordinary people navigating through life and relationships.”

Fiction: Of course, like any fiction lover, I love being transplanted somewhere else. I love seeing characters develop and especially enjoy the connection when an author captures a feeling, place or experience I can relate to directly.

Mysteries/Suspense: I love guessing and trying to find out who did it.”

I tend to enjoy the philosophical genre most when reading. I think I like it because it generally includes many stories that touch on the functions of people and their roles in society. It covers much about ethics and morals and the experiences of many.”

Mysteries: I like a plot that has some suspense to it, and an element of surprise. I like the setting to be pre-WWII.”

746.43: I like to keep up with the latest in knitting techniques and styles.

While I enjoy fiction of all types, I always like to read a good mystery novel. I like mysteries both set in modern times or historical. It’s fun to decipher the clues, see what you missed in reading, and come to a satisfying conclusion.”

My favorite genre is realistic fiction. For example, any works by Alexander McCall Smith are amazing—especially the No. 1 Ladies Detective Series, because the characters are relatable and I also learn about new places. The series takes place in Botswana, so I feel like I get a cultural lesson each time!

Romance: I love love.”

My favorite genre is fantasy. Books like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings I greatly enjoy and could read multiple times. The back story, history, names, fantasy elements and story are unforgettable and resonate well after you’re finished putting it down. The way I would describe it is ‘completely delectable’.

Mystery novels ideally have both the characters and atmosphere of fiction, and the intrigue of figuring out the plot’s secret.

Humorous fiction: everyone needs a good laugh.”

Fiction: because I like getting into a different world and immersed in someone else’s life/situation.”

I like literary fiction. These books are intriguing, give me something to think about and introduce me to interesting people and places. Examples: Stoner, by John Williams, describes the life of a college professor beginning with his life on a farm, spanning the era of WWI and ending with his death. It’s an amazing story.”

Since I retired, I now have time to read for pleasure. I discovered Mysteries! I especially like those with cat themes, cooking/baking themes, and needlework themes. It’s great if I find a series, and I like to read the books in order. For example, ‘The Cat Who…’ series by Lillian Jackson Braun, is like visiting a dear friend.”




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