Occasionally, I’ll have someone ask me what my favourite genre to read is. When I tell them I don’t really have one, they get confused and ask why. Well, I honestly like all different genres. There are some that I don’t like, very few in this category actually, and then there are the genres that I like.
I don’t think that I just have to pick one and scream to the world that it’s my favourite genre to read and then read all that I can get my hands on. No, I may go through phases where I’ll read all dystopias, which I have, or I’ll read all contemporary books for awhile. Sometimes I just want to read fantasy or science fiction or even a historical romance. Then ever so occasionally, a romance or erotica. But just because I read one over the other for awhile, does it mean I have to like one more than the others?
I have many favourite books. In my top ten favourites I have: fantasy, historical fiction, dystopian, science fiction, contemporary. All of these genres. So if I love these books so much, even if they have nothing really in common, not even their genre, why should I pick?
I know people, as I’m sure most of you do, that only read one genre. I kind of feel sad for them sometimes because maybe if they would break out of their comfort zone, maybe they will find something else that’s amazing. They might find a new genre that will open so many more books to them. Maybe. Or they might hate it and continue on with what they know and that’s that. I know I shouldn’t feel sad for them, but I do. Even though it’s their choice, at least they are reading something. Unlike those evil book haters! The ones who give nothing a shot.
So what about you? Do you think that everyone should have a favourite genre? Or can they be like me and just read anything and like it all equally?