One thing that becomes quickly obvious to any visitor here is that I’m a genre hopper and I want to encourage you to hop too! Trust me I’m a book lover, I won’t lead you astray 🙂
Why do I think you should try something different every now and again? Good question, these are a few reasons why I jump around the genres:
– It stops book slumps. Honestly, I have never had one. I think because I move around so much and rarely have time to get worn out on repetitive trends in certain genres
– Could you watch just one type of movie or listen to one type of music for the rest of your life? Well why box yourself in to one particular book genre.
– If you read YA, then you are already experiencing different genres within that category. Go a step further and try a non YA book. YA is awesomesauce and is my true love but there is literally a world of other books out there. Don’t be shy, fool around a bit, it’s allowed!
– Variety is the spice of my book life, it keeps everything more interesting.
– You discover new authors to love
– And if it doesn’t work out, YA will always be there for you. Promise!
So if you are looking for a few different types of books to read, here a few of my favourites outside YA/NA.
Psychological Thriller – Harlan Coben
If you like books that are Twisty McTwisty, then this author won’t let you down. Honestly, when I get to the end of these books, I’m dizzy from all the twists and turns. I usually end up rereading part of them just to make sense of it all.
Chick-Lit – Lyndsey Kelk
A relatively new find for me over the last year or so but these books are great fun and make me laugh like a lunatic on day release. Light hearted, feel good and oozing with high jinks. If you like contemporary YA, this would be a great author to try out.
Classic – Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
My favourite classic ever. One word – Heathcliff! Enough said.
Cult Book – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
There is a reason why this book is so many peoples favourite book ever. 559 pages of excellent reasons actually. It’s a slow build but holds the tension in such a special way that you will never forget this bunch of misfit friends.
Bookish Chat : Do you genre hop? If not, have I encouraged you any bit? What are your fears about reading other genres? If you do hop, what is your favourite genre outside of YA?