What genre do you enjoy reading the most?

What genre do you enjoy reading the most?

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

35 thoughts on “What genre do you enjoy reading the most?

  1. I go through phases with different genres and eras, but I always come back to speculative fiction, mostly science fiction and fantasy (and a dash of horror). Lately I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction shorts and really loving them. It inspires me to get more of that intense speculative imagination into my fantasy writing.

  2. I have to pick one, huh? Just one?
    I read all over the place so I’m struggling to pick a favorite. I have a soft spot of sci-fi, especially speculative fiction/dystopian stories that include sci-fi elements. I love the mashup of contemporary and fantasy stories that urban fantasy provides. I find myself reading Grisham-type suspense novels or King-variety horror on vacations.
    But a favorite?
    I guess the common element for all of those is action/adventure, though that’s not the primary genre for the stories themselves. Does that count?

  3. Urban Fantasy. I honestly just discovered it was my favorite genre last year. I hadn’t realized that the books I had enjoyed the most were Urban Fantasy. Now I try to devour as many books in the genre as I can. lol

  4. Dan, you’re too cruel. I can’t pick just one. I love fantasy and all it’s sub-genres and spec fic too much to pick just one. That’s like asking me to choose my favorite child!

  5. Romance, but that is such an enormous category, so let me specify better: love stories with meaning. Not the typical fluff for escapism but something with a political, moral or dramatic element of some kind to it. And that’s what I write as well. 🙂

  6. So much to choose from, it would probably be best to say what I don’t like reading….Mills & Boon springs to mind..ooops showing my age 😉

  7. I love horror and have done since a kid but I also love fantasy, urban or otherwise, not keen on high fantasy. It`s all those “thee” and “thou”. Also, sci-fi, Oh God, should have told you what I don`t like. Romance. Normal girl meets normal boy meets obstacles to their love, the end.

  8. Pretty much anything that’s the equivalent of mental Cheetos. Reading is as close to a vacation as I get…so I don’t want to waste it by thinking too hard.

  9. If I had to pick one it would be historical (and that often leads into Classic lit. I’m usually most happy reading thing that balance a lot of elements, especial humor, romance, mystery, action, and suspense). See. Simple. 🙂

  10. I write fiction, but I love reading history. Historical figures can’t be as controlled as fictional characters so they often surprise and delight me more. Plus, as a workaholic I can rationalize reading history as research for the next novel.

  11. Great question, Dan. As for reading enjoyment, I read mostly in the speculative fiction realms, from horror to science fiction to fantasy (and, of course, there are all kinds of subgenres within). But I also really enjoy biography, certain nonfiction topics [e.g., writing, humor/satire, social issues, medicine/virology, science], poetry, plays, and so-called literary fiction. My humble opinion is that, to be a better writer, I have to read in other genres outside the one I write in (predominately). I find things I enjoy in every genre, honestly, from romance to mystery to historical fiction and way beyond. The only genres I can’t remember ever having read a novel in is Westerns, and I haven’t read some of the world’s ‘other cultures’ great literature either, such as Tolstoy.

  12. The classics never go out of style.

    I agree that you need to/ought to read outside “your genre,” if only because so many elements of other genres are present in any great story. Reading them allows you to see a bucket of paint and dip your brush in to color your own work.

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