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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Top Five Wednesday - GENRES

This week's top five topic over at Top Five Wednesday on Goodreads was your top five genres, so in no particular order, my favourite genres to read are:

1. Dystopia

I suppose dystopian fiction is more of a sub-genre than a genre, but I love reading them so much that I had to to include it here.

2. Fantasy/magical realism

I'm not a fan of the high fantasy genre, really. There are exceptions, like I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings but for the most part, I prefer fantasy that takes part in a recognisable world, like Harry Potter, or the Rivers of London series (have I talked about those books enough yet?!)

3. Science Fiction

I am certainly a fan of sci-fi in television; I grew up in a family of Trekkies!

4. Comedy

Sometimes you just want to read something light hearted that will make you laugh – especially after all those dystopian books I like to read! And speaking of comedy that leads us onto number five...

5. Discworld

Yes, yes, I know the Discworld series is not a genre. But it should be. Those books are wonderful; funny and creative and always extremely enjoyable.    

Who knows, maybe one day I'll be able to do a list like this without cheating! 

What about you? What are your favourite genres?


  1. Totally agree with the first three! Books that take our world and put a new spin on it, or books that create their own worlds altogether . . . there's just something amazing about that. It pulls you in to a place where there are so many possibilities, and really tugs at your imagination. I find those books give me such a vivid picture and really evoke the strongest emotions afterwards.

  2. You explained that perfectly! It's about exploring a world that could be ours but still offers up new and interesting concepts and ideas, or creating a new world that offers a commentary on our own.