Genres I don’t read (often anyway)

Hey everyone! I hope your Saturday was great! I just thought I should share more of my reading habits with you because I don’t think I talk about them a lot. Remember all opinions are mine!

If you have check my Currently Reading post recently, you would of seen that I am reading crime fiction triller The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag. 

Now I am do not find crime novels that interesting which is why this book is a huge rarity for me. I think I don’t pick up crime/ thriller a lot because it is too real for me and I read books to escape my  reality, not read about something that could easily happen next month.

Another genre I do not pick up is paranormal. The exception has to be the Unearthly series by Cynthia hand (which is my Fortnightly Recommend) because I loved how Angels and the Angel world were explained and the plot was super intriguing. Other than that I just see the same old thing happening with many paranormal novels which just bore me.

Sci-fi is was an absolute no no, but I am slowly edging my way into the sci-fi circle. When I was younger it was drilled into me that sci-fi was a boys genre which definitely affected the way I viewed the stories in that genre. Now I realise that many stories I like have some scientific element to it!

Lastly, I swear I do not read enough horror! It’s really a shame because I love getting scared (even though after that means not sleeping at night). I am thinking of reading Dorothy Must Did, so if you have any thoughts on that book please share them!

And those are the major genres I don’t read a lot of. I know there must be great novels within those genres so if you have any recommendations for Crime/thriller, paranormal, Sci-Fi and horror please comment below because I don’t always want to read Fantasy and Contemporary!

I’ll write soon!


9 thoughts on “Genres I don’t read (often anyway)

  1. impossiblegirl123 says:

    I don’t know if you’ve maybe already read it, but I can only recommend The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s a Sci-fi story and was my favourite summer read this year!

    I’m not a big reader of Thrillers and Crime myself, but you could always read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn if you want something twisted.

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    • A Stranger's Guide to Novels says:

      Oh I actually wanted to read The Martian this month, but I think it’s going to go on my November TBR pile. I’ve heard a lot of great things about that book, so I’ll be looking forward to it. And Gone Girl! Also I have been seeing another book as well called Girl On The Train I think and I’m pretty sure that’s a Gone Girlish book as well, so I will have to think about getting that book as well. Thank you for reminding me about those books 🙂

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  2. Ayunda says:

    That’s so weird, from the three genres you mentioned here that you don’t read often, two of them are actually one of my favourite genres! I guess it really shows how different people have various different preferences on reading 🙂

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  3. sibillerose says:

    A quick sci-fi series (I use that word loosely as it’s 2 books) I enjoyed was The Korsak Brothers, which includes Chimera and Basilisk, by Rob Thurman. I’m not a huge sci-fi reader either, but I greatly enjoyed these books (I actually have some of her other novels sitting on my to-read pile now because of these novels).

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