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.


  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....

  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!

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

    New follower.

  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!

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

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  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.

  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

  8. Hi & Happy Friday!

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

    My FF,

    Have a nice weekend.

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

    My fave is all things romance. =)

    Kati R @ Romancing Rakes

  10. New follower hopping by, Happy Friday!

    Holjo @

  11. Great answer!

    New follower! Happy reading, friend!

    Nikki @ Books Most Wanted

  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

  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

  14. Hey!

    I like a lot of genres. Nice answer.

    Here's my Friday

    Amy (new follower)

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

    Check mine out at


  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!

  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

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

  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

  23. Thanks Marla :)

    Have a great weekend you guys!

  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.

  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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