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Topic Run Dates: August 6th – August 12th, 2021
Do you tend to stay with favorite authors and genres or do you try to branch out? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
The short answer would be yes and no.
For genres, I have my go-to ones, such as romances/women’s fiction and fantasy as the general top two. Although I read a lot of novels that could go under the giant umbrella or either genre, I am open to reading almost any type of novel. I think my least go-to genre would be true crime, even fiction based on true crimes. While I will still read them every once in a while, they are not high on my list. Since I read many novels as an escape, I prefer to read novels with a dash of fiction rather than too true to life.
For authors, I have ones that I have read before and greatly enjoyed their novels. I have authors where I more or less enjoyed everything that I have read so far, such as Tricia Levenseller. On the other hand, I have authors that are a mixed bag, such as Jennifer Armentrout and Laura Jane Williams. For these authors, I enjoyed many of their novels, but there are few here and there that were not my favorites. Almost every time, I will pick up any new novel for these two types of authors. On the other hand, there are authors where their novels are just not for me, such as Sarah Hogle.
Even though I have multiple authors that I enjoy, I am always on the look out for new-to-me authors.
Essentially, I choose novels to read based on their synopses and what captures my attention more than the genre or author. However, the genres and authors I enjoy have a higher chance of ending up on my TBR as they either come up on a recommended reading novel or I receive notifications that there is something new to read.
How about you? Do you stay with your favorites or do you branch out?