Friday, October 19, 2012

Follow Friday - Not my usual genre

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.

Question: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in the genre?

Ugh that's hard.  I typically read Young Adult, but a wide range of YA.  I read fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, contemporary, etc.

I suppose the closest I get to stepping out of my genre is when I read adult urban fantasy.  Typically these are trusted authors.  Sean McGuire's Toby Daye series, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files or otherwise highly recommended books.  It's hard to even say that feels like stepping out of my genre.  I do read adult books, but it tends to be a mishmash (normally whatever good audiobooks the library has).  Urban fantasy is the only adult genre I consistently step out of YA for (though wouldn't that just make it one of my genres?).

I know that's not much of an answer, but I'm a genre hopper.  There are a few genres I don't enjoy, but I don't normally go looking for books in those genre.  If I read them it's normally a case of extreme peer pressure.


Angie said...

I read a lot of genres too, but Adult Urban Fantasy is one of my regulars. :)

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caffeinejunkie said...

I'm a genre hopper too. I haven't read Urban Fantasy, yet. One day.:) My FF:

Christina said...

I totally agree. YA is my fav :-)

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Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Me I inhale paranormals! But all kinds of paranormals! Adults, YA, Urban Fantasy, the occasional paranormal romance! Steampunks with paranormal elements, dystopians with paranormal elements! Mysteries with paranormal elements! Even some "magic" themed books since magic is a form of paranormal! I love paranormal and can never get enough of it!

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Unknown said...

I read a lot of cross-genre!
Have heard about the Dresden Files..on my TBR.
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Anonymous said...

I don't read a lot of adult books either. If I do it's urban fantasy or paranormal romance. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Shane @ItchingforBooks said...

Those are good too on an adult level..good choice.

Vikki said...

You should totally try the Kate Daniels series then the next time you branch out :)
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Erika said...

I read a lot of different genres too. Thanks for stopping by! Old follower.

barmybex said...

It is a wide genre and offers a variety. I like reading Adult Fantasy. I haven't read any of those authors but a woman I work with LOVES Jim Butcher. :D
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Nickie said...

Oh, I'll second the 'Dresden Files' series. They're fantastic, and I guess that's outside of my usual genre, too.

I'm usually up to my eyeballs in YA sci-fi and adventure stories, but if I go out of area, I go WAY out to non-fiction land.

Aurora said...

I'll skip into adult fantasy every once in a while, too. Sometimes the line between YA fantasy and Adult is very thin.

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