Thursday, June 5, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Trends

Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?

Ok. When I was younger, I read mostly literary fiction. The serious and deep stuff that you could pull all kinds of great quotes from. :)

I definitely read fluffier fare now. I don't only read commerical fiction, but I read a lot of it. I try to read non-fiction, but it's not as enjoyable for me. I enjoy most genres, though, because story and character are the most important for me, not so much whether it's a vampire romance or a legal thriller, I love it all if it's well written.

I like to be challenged, to learn about new things, to see things in a new light when I read. I like to have a story that I think about days after I've turned the last page. I think you can find that in all kinds of books. :)

How about you? Have your reading tastes changed?

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Anonymous said...

Sure, I read a lot of stuff and find that I need to mix it up to enjoy it all the more. I love nonfiction, too. I didn't read much at all 15 years ago and now I have all sorts of books ready and waiting.

Marie Cloutier said...

i could have written your entry too. well said. :-)

Jen said...

When I was younger I was all about the fluffy romantic novels. But now I do more book club type books. I like books that make me think or introduce me to a period or culture I may not have ever knew anything about if I hadn't read the book. I try to only read a book if it has been recommended highly by a lot of people (Amazon rating of 4/5 stars or higher). I go through phases of what I like to read. Sometimes I'm on a big non-fiction kick where I just can't wrap my head around a story.

I'm struggling to finish the book that I'm currently reading. I just can't seem to get into it, but I've invested too many pages into it that I just have to finish it to know what happens.

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