Today’s topic is genre fiction and I’ve encountered a few people who look down at those who read (insert genre). I’m not sure why since I’m all for anyone reading no matter what it is. I review a variety of genres here at Literary, etc. My favorites though are historical romance and mystery (suspense / thrillers included).
I’ve always been a mystery fan. I was the weird girl reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at age of 12 when I ran out of Nancy Drew books to read (I grew up in town with a population of less than 2,000). There’s something thrilling about solving the mystery alongside our lead detective. I get a rush of excitement and then comes the big reveal…was I right or wrong? Some mysteries throw me for a loop, while others have me grinning ear to ear because I “knew it.” I tend to group suspense / thrillers as a subgenre of mystery, but in reality they stand alone. Here are some of my favorites:
I came into the romance genre by accident. It was the summer of 2004 and I was working on a research project and burnt out. I was at the dollar store with a friend and there was a medieval romance. I picked it up for the laughs, but found myself intrigued. I did some research for writers in the genre and picked up another historical romance, Amanda Quick’s The Wicked Widow and never looked back. I’m not a big fan of contemporary romance, but do read them from time to time. These are some of my favorite historical romance books:
What are some of your favorite genres in fiction?