Wednesday's Weekly Challenge is up at Long & Short Reviews. Go there to participate. Each week we blog about the topic of the day. For Feb 16 - Favorite Book Genre and Why.
I always think my favorite genre is SF/F - and I read quite a bit in that broad category (space opera, mil-sf, hard sf, but also epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, urban fantasy, even paranormal). So really those are two different genres if we're honest, but SF/F has such a nice ring to it! (grin)
Anyway, when I look at my Goodreads stats at the end of each year, the three main genres I read are SF/F, western, and my number one category is thriller. Okay, another broad category I know which - for me - includes mystery, cozy mystery, political thriller, legal thriller, espionage (CIA, etc), and post-disaster (not necessarily apocalyps, but disaster aftermath and survival).
Why do I like thrillers? The thrill ride, of course. The fast paced action, or the slow burning tension, or the interesting scenarios that keep me guessing or on the edge of my seat. All so intriguing, I guess.
I read in so many genres I don't know what is my favorite from week to week, but thriller is evidently a top choice because of the sheer number of books I read in that category each year. What are your favorite genres? Comment below! And thanks for stopping by.