If you read this blog, you will know I read all sorts of books so the reviews that you see on here are a bit of a pick and mix selection. I have described myself before as a crazy grasshopper who hops from book to book and genre to genre, without rhyme or reason.
I did see a note from a publisher on NetGalley recently that this is something publishers don’t like to see as they like you to specialise or focus on one or two genres. I was surprised at that but the more I thought about it the more sense it made. From a commercial point of view; if you write all YA reviews and you have all YA followers then they are reaching their target audience.
I don’t keep this blog for NetGalley or publishers though, I keep it for myself. And one of my blog goals is to stay true to myself. Which means I read and review YA, NA, dystopia, paranormal, contemporary, mystery, thrillers, suspense and historical novels. I love mixing all the different books up, I read a lot and mingling different genres keeps things from getting stale on me. I don’t think I have ever in my life hit a reading slump and I credit this to the varied selection I read.
Prowling around the different genres is fun too. One day I’m mixing with dangerous vampires, the next day I’m back in WW2, then I’m on the hunt for elusive killers. After that I’m swooning in a contemporary, smexy NA and then I’m off to a dystopian future to kick ass and save the world. What’s not to love about that! Variety is the spice of my bookish life.
I do wonder though what do the people who read my blog think, (yes you, thanks for reading by the way!)? Are you put off by my mixture or do you just skip over the reviews for genres that you don’t like? I’m hoping that’s what people do. It’s what I do myself, if I see a review for a book I have no interest in, I just skim it but it won’t stop me coming back to the blog if I like other reviews/features that they have.
Bookish Chat : Over to you, I would love to hear your opinions.