Everyone has favorite genres that they read- even eclectic readers like myself. Whether you enjoy historical fiction or science fiction, art books or nonfiction satires, memoirs or young adult- you have favorites. It's okay to choose. It won't hurt the other genres feelings, I promise. (Or we just won't tell them.)
Here is my list:
1. Historical Fiction- I like reading about places and people different than my own life. Historical fiction definitely fits that bill. My favorite time periods are Ancient Egypt, Regency England, and Ancient Japan.
2. Memoirs- I enjoy reading a tantalizing real-life account of someone, written from their own perspective. I usually go for memoirs that are either very funny or are stories of triumphs over adversity. Some favorite picks are The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster.
3. Contemporary World Literature- I love reading about other cultures, whether it be historical fiction or a memoir or contemporary fiction. Books that come to mind: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman, and The Writing on My Forehead by Nafisa Haji.
What about you? What are your favorite genres to read? Please share by participating in this meme on your blog! Then come back and add your link so others can find your post. You have all week to get your post together.