What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?
I actually don't have a favorite genre. There are some genres that I read more than others (and I do read a lot of non-genre fiction) and some genres that I rarely, if ever, read (horror and sick-shit mysteries come to mind).
I guess if I can to settle on one genre, it'd be historical fiction. There's not one book that sold me on the genre, but I'll happily share some of my recommendations with you.
Good historical fiction titles that leap to mind:
- The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
- The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani (the audio is fantastic)
- Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (YA)
- Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs books (which are also mysteries)
If you are visiting this blog for the first time, welcome! This is Karen. I'm a librarian and archivist and I've been writing this blog since 2006. [The Russell mentioned above is my husband who (very) occasionally reviews nonfiction on the blog]. Some of my favorite books are All We Know of Love (schneider), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (kundera), The God of Small Things (roy), The Handmaid's Tale (atwood), Pride and Prejudice (austen), The Storyteller (vargas llosa), and Zahrah the Windseeker (okorafor-mbachu).
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