It's time for Whatcha Thinking Thursday, hosted by me! Here's how it works. Each Thursday I'll simply blog about something book related that's weighing on my mind. Feel free to comment away if you agree or disagree (just keep it clean, okay?), or if you want to post to your site either on the same topic or about whatever it is you're thinking about go right ahead. I just ask that you link back to here. Also, make sure you let me know in the comments if you've participated so we can find you!
This week I'm thinking about genre's, and specifically how it can be easy to get stuck in one genre and forget the rest. For me I've been on a major YA run lately- I'd say that since I read Twilight almost 2 years ago I've read almost exclusively YA, and within that catagory, almost everything has been of the paranormal ilk. There have been a few other book stuck in there, but by and large, what I'm interested in is YA. Thinking back I realize that I've always been like this- obsessive about a genre. I went through a phase where all I read were those books that delt with the dawn of man (in the sci-fi realm though) like Clan of the Cave Bear, a Arthurian phase and a historical-fiction phase. I even went through a phase where I read everything Mark Twain wrote- everything. Now, it's the YA phase of my life.
Recently I had to make a list of my top five favorite books and it went something like this: Huckelberry Finn, Hunger Games trilogy, Clan of the Cave Bear Series, Mists of Avalon and the Berrybender Narratives. In other words, Mark Twain, YA, Dawn of Man Sci-fi, Aurthurian and Historical Fiction. I wasn't thinking of genre's when I made my list, I was just thinking of the five books that I had a lasting attachment to, books that I read over and over until the point that they fell apart, books that I recommend when I get the chance. Now, a week or so later, when I am thinking about genre's I'm struck by the fact that each of those phases in my reading life had a lasting impression on me.
How about you? Do you get stuck in a genre and read that exclusively or do you share the love? Looking back are the genre's that stuck with you more then others or do multiple genre's hold a space in your heart? Sound off below!