Hello everyone, happy Sunday & welcome back to my blog!
Today my post topic prompt is ‘Write about your favourite genre’ so that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to try to explain why this genre is my favourite, how it helps me on a daily basis and give some great author examples so, if you’re new to the genre (which I doubt because it’s so popular) then hopefully you’ll find some enjoyment in reading it like I have. I also have some other favourites too, which I will also talk about but I do have a main favourite….
…So without further ado, my most favourite genre is….(drum roll)…. FANTASY.
Like you didn’t see that coming!…so I’m going to start with a little of how I got introduced to FANTASY and why it is one of my favourites. When I was younger I used to stay over on weekends at my Nan and Grandads house, and we would read various kiddy books, as I grew up and still went to visit them, my Grandad bought me Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone and I loved that book so much. When they each came out we would go to the store together and buy them and I ended up with them all. To me the Wizarding World was so captivating, we would spend hours reading them or watching the movies on repeat. This is one of my earliest memories of reading the FANTASY genre and it reminds me now of my grandad who died 2 years ago and all the happy memories we shared together.
Since then, I’ve been in love with reading. FANTASY is always my go to genre because it is so captivating, I do truly sometimes get lost in the worlds that authors create and for me now, they are a way to escape reality even for a little bit. I’m currently suffering with anxiety and depression so it means a lot to me that I’m able to escape reality in this way. Some other things I really love about FANTASY is that you can do so much with it! You can read fairytale retellings, you can read some really amazing books about mythology and folklore, faeries, demons, angels, dragons, vampires…there’s just so much included in FANTASY that I love it.
If you’re new to FANTASY which I highly doubt, here are some AMAZING authors you should check out!
Sarah J Maas – especially her Throne of Glass series, it’s one of my favourites!
Cassandra Clare – her imagination is incredible.
Katherine Arden – her Winternight trilogy is absolutely phenomenal.
Laini Taylor – her books are so beautifully written, it’s so easy to love them!
Another favourite is SCI-FI which, I’ll be honest, at first I didn’t like it. I found it too confusing to get into but since reading Illuminae Files trilogy, I’ve fallen in love with it again it’s so diverse, you can have spaceships, talking AI’s, robots and so on that there are endless books to read in this genre also.
And lastly, I’m not a huge fan, but recently I’ve been reading some CONTEMPORARYS, THRILLERS & MYSTERYS. I recently read The Chalk Man, which I loved because it was so different to anything else I’ve read. Also, The Silent Companions, which again I loved. I’m hoping to find some more books in these genres that I like because sometimes I feel very limited in what I can buy even though there are a MEGA TON of fantasy/sci-fi books out there, sometimes it’s nice to have a change.
I really hope you enjoyed this post & thank you for reading 😊