July 15, 2017

Favorite Genres

I don't know if you know this about me, but I listen to a lot of bookish podcasts. I love to listen to people talk about books. I even talk back, even though no one can hear me.

Recently, I've noticed people on various podcasts talking about their favorite genres. These people were talking about how they'd read everything available in their favorite genres. While I was listening, I realized, not only have I not read anything in my favorite genre, I don't even have a favorite genre! Is something wrong with me?

I mean, I have genres I don't care for: urban fiction, westerns, horror. But I can't think of a genre I like more than the others. I'm not an aficionado of mystery thrillers, or epic fantasy, or YA contemporary lit. I like all those genres, but I haven't read everything, and I certainly don't consider any of them my favorite any more than the others.

Do you have a favorite genre? More than one? Should I get one? Throw me a bone, here.