Every bookworm has their own preferred genre when reading. In my case, I don’t care about the author as long as their works have something I want in a story. Sometimes, I don’t stick with my favorite genres, and I try to broaden my choices. I also read the books that my friends, fellow bookworms, and just anyone recommend to me. The majority of the time, I am looking for the same or similar books to what I’ve been reading for a long time.
Today, I just want to share my reasons as to why the following genres are my favorites.
Paranormal is one of my most read genre. Well, to narrow it down, it’s really a paranormal romance that I really like. As you can see, I’m interested in vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and much more that Science can’t explain.
My interest in this genre started when I was in high school. One of the books that I had borrowed from our library back then was a paranormal and even if I don’t remember the title of that book, I still know that it was about witches, vampires, and shapeshifters. Since then, I always look for titles that have the same genre, well, more on stories with witches and vampires.
Fantasy is my second most-read genre. I came to like this when I am in my second year in high school. One of my seatmates was reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan, and almost every one of my classmates was also reading it. I became curious about what it was all about, so I borrowed the first book from my seatmate. I’m still not aware of any mythology stories before, but I know what it was, it just that I’m not interested in it yet. After reading the PJO series, I started widening my preferences by also reading books on this genre.
These three genres sometimes overlapped with one another, and that’s why I decided to put them as one. I’ve just recently liked reading books with these genres, and I could say that I loved how I feel when I’m reading books that fall into it. They gave me excitement and makes me anticipate how the story will continue and how it will also end. If paranormal and fantasy help me in escaping my problems, these genres help me with thinking logically and sometimes, also help me find a way to solve some of my issues.
So far, these genres are my favorites! It might change in the future because the preferences of everyone always changes!
How about you? What is the genre(s) that you always read when choosing a book?