Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Talk to Me Tuesdays: Your Favorite Genre

Talk to Me Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by the Melodious Melissa at i swim for oceans!

This week's question: What is your favourite genre to read, and why?

This one is a pretty easy question for me. My favorites, without a doubt, are Suspense Thrillers and Dystopian novels.

While I've been reading a bunch of YA Fiction lately to see if I like it or not, give me a James Patterson or Iris Johansen novel any day! I actually stopped reading so much suspense after Kiss the Girls scared the you-know-what out of me. I hope to read lots more this year!

And I've recently discovered that I am in love with Dystopian novels. The genre in general is so intriguing to me. All the way back when I saw "The Truman Show" starring Jim Carrey as well as "Pleasantville", I loved the juxtaposition of the Utopian society vs. the underlying Dystopian society. Other TV examples off the top of my head are The Obselete Man on the Twilight Zone and even an episode of Charmed where the world was changed for the "greater good" but in the end, the citizens had no free will.

If you're unfamiliar with these genres and you'd like to check out some goodies, here are some I've read that might get you started:

Run for Your Life by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge (Suspense)

The Running Man by Richard Bachman/Stephen King (Dystopian & Suspense- two for one!)

The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau (YA fiction & Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic)

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz (Suspense -disclaimer: The Killer in this is ruthless and there are some bone chilling parts)

What's your fav genre?!


  1. I'm totally with you on Dystopian novels! They're endlessly intriguing for me, and I'm just loving the variety. Great answer, Lah, and thanks for participating :)

  2. My favorite genre is thrillers. The action captivates me and I want to see if the antagonist can be stopped before reaching their goal.
    Best thriller of the year, so far:
    "The Sentry" by Robert Crais
    Mike Draper

  3. Awesome! Will check out The Sentry for sure Mike!

  4. Mysteries are great! But i tend to like cozies. I've never read any of James Patterson's books. Your doing great on the reading challenge! I like dystopian, too. Love The Hunger Games!

  5. I love Dystopian novels too, never thought i would but have got really into them.
    'Matched' by Ally Condie and 'Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins had me hooked.

    My fav. genre is YA paranormal and fantasy. :D


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