What’s Your Favourite Genre?

I’m curious about you.  I know you’re reading this.  I want to know something about you.  Not a lot, just one thing.  Since this is a blog mainly about writing and books, I’m assuming you’re here because you like books.  So, I have a question.  Or let’s make it two questions.  Here they are.

  1. What’s your favourite genre?
  2. What’s your favourite book?

The first one is probably easier.  The second not so easy.  I find it difficult to answer myself.  Here are my answers.

  1. It’s actually difficult.  I like both fantasy and science fiction, but I feel like I’m drawn into epic fantasy far more than any other genre.
  2. How do I answer this?  It’s honestly a very difficult question.  But if I were to choose, I’d say Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.  Close behind is Fellowship of the Ring.

Now it’s your turn.  Please leave a comment with your answers.  In the words of Gandalf the Grey: You shall not refuse!

Oh, he didn’t say that?  Well then, in the words of the Borg: Resistance is futile.  You must reply.

15 thoughts on “What’s Your Favourite Genre?”

  1. Both should be easy questions, but as you kind of allude to, it isn’t quite that simple. My favorite genre is science fiction, but some of the books that have had the biggest emotional impact for me are fantasy novels. Science Fiction remains my first love, however, as that is really where I started in genre reading when I was a kid.

    As for favorite books, my all time favorite is Dracula, by Bram Stoker. I read it for the first time when I was 11 and have re-read it many times. I find it thrilling and romantic and exciting and I love the characters and the language. After that Lord of the Rings is probably the most meaningful book to me, followed closely by The Silmarillion.

    1. Thanks for the reply. I love watching science fiction. I’m a big Star Trek fan, yet I’ve never read a Star Trek novel. I also really enjoyed The Silmarillion. It drew me in so much. Never read Dracula, though.

      1. I hadn’t read any Star Trek novels until the early 90’s when I was working at a bookstore and decided to give them a try. I enjoyed the taste and read several then, but got away from them until a few years ago, and since then I’ve read a handful. There is always just so much to read.

        1. Yeah, I can’t imagine reading them all. I want to read the very first Next Generation novel, even though it was written before the TV series even started airing and the author had little idea about the characters’ personalities. I’ve heard it isn’t very good. Still curious, though.

          1. I think the only Next Gen novel I read was one that had them and the original cast together. At some point I’d live to read some of the ongoing novels of the Deep Space Nine characters that take place after that series ended.

  2. I’m a big Fantasy Fan – too much of the Sci Fi I find is cheap knock offs of others works.

    He says, winding up for the reply. My favorite book, though, is Sorcerres of Darshiva by David Eddinga. Somehow he and his wife took every fantasy trope and made it work. Lots of fun.

    If you are looking for good Trek, Michael Vornholt does some great trek writing. I just finished the Destiny Trilogy and have started on Typhoon Pact. Good stuff there as well.

    1. I have yet to read anything by the Eddings. I know some think of them as using too many fantasy cliches, but maybe I’ll like them. The familiar can still be fun.

      I’ll check out those Star Trek novels.

  3. Fav genre – chick-lit, closely followed by humour, thrillers, epic fantasy.
    Fav book – The Hobbit because it was the first book that made me cry and which truly immersed me in another world.

  4. Favourite genre — probably fantasy. I’m pretty sure about that, even. I like many other genres, but my main genre is always fantasy. Favourite book — I might have to follow the crowd and say Lord of the Rings. There’s just so much in it; I’ve read it many times, and will read it many more; I wrote an essay on it during my MA and… I just never stop finding more to love about it.

    Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising (or maybe The Grey King) and Ursula Le Guin’s Tombs of Atuan are pretty high on my list, though.

    1. A re-read of Lord of the Rings may be in order for me. However, the books were borrowed from my sister, and they’re on the other side of the world right now.

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