Hello Literary Lovelies,
How is September treating you?
Today I wanted to discuss genres from those we love above all else to those we turn to in moments of reading slumps.
Is there a genre which will always receive the gold medal in your hearts’ dearest readers?
I have always loved mystery and suspense from my childhood with Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective to Nancy Drew to Mary Higgins Clark and the many dark and twisty thrillers I read to this day. There is nothing like a great novel to keep you gripped to its pages or fill you with pride when you knew who the culprit was all along.
Fantasy has always been a top contender in my childhood but I do not often find it finding the light so much in my adult life. I loved The Enchanted Forest Chronicles and still do to this day but I have yet to find another one beyond Harry Potter (which I read in my adulthood – although I loved it, it did break my heart to the point where I could no longer continue watching the movie franchise.) I did really enjoy the Six of Crows Dulogy by Leigh Bardugo but I worry since Harry Potter when it comes to epic fantasy I just can’t allow them my whole heart.
Now for my next question (I furtively gaze around the room before leaning in) do you have a genre which you might be secretive about? Are there books you are dying to read and which tinge your cheeks pink if you think someone might catch you with it?
I feel if any genre would do this for me it should be the Romance genre but I have to say I am loud and proud about my love for romance; especially regency romance. (Insert literary sigh here!) My current favourite is Mary Balogh and her latest series which always starts with “Someone to…”. I have never held books tighter or cracked books spines quicker than when I am reading her words. I smile till my cheeks hurt and laugh and even cry with her characters.
Do you have any genres you hide away and those who you can’t help but shout about from the rooftops? I would love to hear about them!
Till next time lovelies!
Postscript: What has been your favourite read of the summer?