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Toni:What are your favorite subgenres? Do you prefer to only review those books or branch out?
I’m generally a tried and true kind of girl. I know what I like and often stick with it because, hey, I know I like it. 😀 I tend to steer clear of certain subgenres, such as fluffy romance, historicals, or books with children. However, if it is an author I know I’ve enjoyed in the past, I have relaxed my feelings and given it a shot which has mostly paid off.
I read all of the m/m sub-genres except horror. I particularly like paranormal, but I read lots of contemporary, suspense, historical…. I also read some non-m/m books as well, mostly urban fantasy or paranormal romance.
Not many these days, but a few of my favorite authors I’ve followed for years.
I LOVE fantasy, fairy tales, and mythology. I also like shifters, science fiction, and contemporary. I have to be in the mood for historical and I will not read war era or non/dub con. I will branch out sometimes but I have a hard stop on the non/dub con.
I have a penchant for murder mysteries, paranormal, BDSM, action, scifi, apocalyptic, futuristic, etc. But I also enjoy contemporary a lot, but I need to mix up the sub-genres. There’s nothing I don’t read at all, really. That being said, I’m not too fond of historicals, or religion themed books. But I’ve read some, and some have been great! So I try to not fence myself in by saying I don’t want to read something, because I might end up loving it. I’m an open book when it comes to subgenres. Heh. 😉
I don’t really have any. I have things I avoid, but generally I read a whole range of books. I do have some go to favorites though. I enjoy books where people find love later in life, coming out stories (particularly when the person is older), young love, enemies to lovers and the fake relationship to a real relationship. If I kept listing things, this answer would be pages long.
I prefer to stick to sci-fi, fantasy, horror, other speculative fiction, strong character study books, and really dark books. I try to never pick up a sticky sweet romance if I can help it. We have a lot of reviewers who prefer them, so I leave them all to them.
I think everyone has favorite types of books. I prefer contemporary and sometimes paranormal or mystery. I don’t read historical or horror. I do occasionally read something out of my comfort zone which is fun, but mostly a real hit and miss. As for contemporary, I love everything from sweet fluffy reads to hardcore BDSM.
Contemporary is my favorite sub-genre, but I will give anything a go once.
When I first started reviewing I stayed pretty much within my comfort zone but I very quickly became bored reading the same type of books with the same formula and the same outcome. That was when I decided I was going to start reading different authors and different sub-genres.