Friday, June 17, 2011

Follow Friday: Genre Wars


Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by the one and only Parajunkie!

Each week a myriad of bloggers answer a question that helps their readers know a little bit more about themselves. This week the question is:

Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?


I don't really conform to a specific genre, but there definitely is a style of book I love to read. Generally it's contemporary fiction with a dark edge to it. This might mean it's dystopian, horror, paranormal, fringe realism (i.e. about drug addicts, murderers etc) or a myriad of other things. I suppose it has a real psychological element to it and the story or characters (or both) absolutely must get beneath my skin.

Some examples would be Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro, I am Legend by Matheson, Trainspotting by Welsh, Candy by Davies, The Stand by King.

25 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of The Stand too! I'm your newest follower and would love to have you visit me when you get a chance.... http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2011/06/follow-friday_16.html

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  2. Psychological books always interest me, and for some reason always show an interest in them while on vacation in wooded, isolated, upper Wisconsin. Go figure!
    Have a great weekend!

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  3. Great answer! Yes, I love anything with a dark 'edge' to it. Same goes with the psychological element.

    New follower.

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  4. Hi guys! Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes that kind of book and that you actually understood what I meant with my wishy-washy answer!

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  5. Hi
    Following through from Parajunkee's. I enjoy the same type of things :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    www.bookdout.wordpress.com

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  6. Stopping by to say hi. I'm a new follower. My favorite genre is Paranormal Romance but I've recently started YA romance and that's quickly becomming one of my favorites.


    http://thefictionalbookshelf.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hopping through. I really want to read Never Let Me Go. It seems like a modern classic.
    New Twitter follower. Old GFC follower.
    My Hop

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  8. Hi & Happy Friday!

    I love a variety of genres but my favorite would be UF :)

    My FF, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice weekend.

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  9. Old follower stopping by to say Hi and Happy Friday!

    My fave is all things romance. =)

    Kati R @ Romancing Rakes

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  10. New follower hopping by, Happy Friday!

    Holjo @ PedanticPhooka.com

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  11. Great answer!

    New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

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  12. Hi,

    stopping by for the follow friday!
    I am not really all that familiar with contemporary
    have a wonderfull weekend
    Kyanara from the Life of a BookAholic

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  13. Good call - I love the darker stuff too, especially dystopian or paranormal! Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous weekend.

    Sally @ Bibrary Bookslut

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  14. Hey!

    I like a lot of genres. Nice answer.

    Here's my Friday

    Amy (new follower)

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  15. Hi Amy, Sally, Kyanara,Nikki, Holjo, Kati, Shelleyrae,Alison, Sharon, TFB!

    To the new followers thanks for the follow and welcome to the blog!

    To the oldies, thanks for stopping by again, good to hear from you again :)

    Have a great weekend everyone!

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  16. I love your response. It's so different from all the others I've read today. Although I don't read a lot of fringe realism, it does interest me.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my place! I'm returning the follower love :D I think the Stand is AMAZING its right up there in my top five books of all time. King is SO ridiculous....I wish I could write with as much complexity as he does...

    anyways! Happy Friday!

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  18. What a cool blog! New follower, stopping by :)

    Check mine out at http://everydayadventure11.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  19. Thanks for stopping by guys :)

    Jenni, I invented the phrase fringe realism (at least I think I did...)but basically it just means I read about all the seedy/hidden aspects of society. It's always interesting, but doesn't exactly leave me smiling after I finish, most times anyway!

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  20. Hello. Old follower returning for a visit. I like the way you worded your answer. I think it works a lot better than listing several genres. That's a really good way to think about it. Have a great weekend!

    Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter

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  21. Hope you have a great weekend Kayleigh!
    Happy reading :)

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  22. Hey stopping by from follow friday, great choices & great blog! Looking forward to more posts. Have a great weekend. New follower!

    Darcy @ Open Book Empty Cup

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  23. Thanks Marla :)

    Have a great weekend you guys!

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  24. While I do participate in follow-friday I never manage to visit all the participants' blogs (does anyone?). I wanted to let you know that I'm a new follower, but not because of follow-friday. I found your blog listed among Gabriel Reads' recommendations.

    I hope you are having a nice weekend.

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  25. HI Karen! Thanks for stopping by and following! I couldn't thank Gabe enough for including me in his list, I'm tickled pink :)

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