Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday Thoughts #9: Book Tastes

Thursday Thoughts is a weekly discussion meme hosted by Ashley on her blog Ok, Let's Read.
Join in on the discussion and check out Ashley's blog for the discussion topics and dates.

This weeks topic: July 10: Book Tastes- Currently, do you feel like you have a set genre or type of book that is your go-to and people know as "your genre?" Is there a genre that you've always loved or been drawn to in particular? Have you noticed your taste in books changing over time? Is there a genre or type of book that you used to love, but no longer read/enjoy? If so, what genre and why do you think that is?

I think that I usually read and enjoy a variety of genres.

Current Genre?

I think currently I am on a Fantasy and Contemporary kick. I have found myself reading a lot of Contemporary books lately and this is a genre that I haven't really found myself reading a lot of before.
I am not sure if there is a genre that people will say "That is so Stephanie".
But my friends and family do know that I enjoy reading Young Adult books.

Always Loved.

I think I have always loved Dystopia/Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic type books. As well as Fantasy.

I remember reading The Giver, Brave New World, and Alas, Babylon in school and I enjoyed those books.
I was also I huge fan of Harry Potter.

Taste in Books Changing Over Time.

Before I started my blog I would have told you that I mostly read Dystopian and Paranormal books.
I hardly read any Contemporary (Pretty much just Meg Cabot.)
I read a lot of Vampire books.

But now I have been reading a variety of different Genres. But mostly sticking to Dystopia, Fantasy, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, and Retellings.

So I think my taste has changed a little, but I am still reading the same kind of books that I read before my blog. Just not much about Vampires anymore.

Used to Love, But Don't Read Much of Anymore?

I guess Paranormal and Vampire type books would fall into this category. I read did go through a phase of reading a lot of different Vampire series. And I do plan on finishing the series that I already started. But I read so many other types of books now. I don't focus only on these books.

I do still read and enjoy the Paranormal genre, but I don't stick only with Vampire books in this genre anymore.

What is your favorite genre? Do you like to read a variety? Is there a genre you no longer enjoy reading as much or at all anymore?


  1. You've seen my post, so you know what my tastes are, haha. I agree with you about vampire books -- I think I used to read more of them than I do now.

    1. Yeah, I am not really sure why I don't read them as much, but there was a period where it was pretty much the only genre that I had been reading, and I am so glad that I branched out and started reading some others.

  2. I do read a variety... I tend to drift more towards High fantasy and Fairy Tale Retellings, I tend to not read many paranormal books anymore- just not my thing (vampires ghosts zombies demons etc)

    1. That is awesome! I LOVE Fairy Tale Retellings so much. And I am liking some of the other classic retellings that I have been reading. And I think I have been getting into High Fantasy some more lately than before. I am looking forward to checking out more in that genre.

  3. Amazing answer! I have recently started reading more fantasy and contemporary books, but my go to genre did used to be dystopian. Our tastes seem quite similar right now, in that sense. I am loving all the contemps right now, can't seem to get enough of them. Here's my answer.

    1. Thank you! I know what you mean, I feel like lately every few books that I have been reading have been contemporary books. And I am really happy that since blogging, I have branched out more.


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment! I read every single one and they make my day! <3