#sixforsunday : My Favourite Genres

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m once again taking part in Steph’s Six For Sunday meme. Today, the theme is our favourite genres. Let’s get started on mine, along with some of my favourite books/authors within them!

In no particular order…

Romance- I always enjoy a swoony romance. There’s just something about watching two characters falling in love that hooks me in to a book. Some recent favourites include A Quiet Kind of ThunderAnna and the French Kiss and the Start of Me and You. 

Contemporary- I also love contemporary novels without romance, such as Beautiful Broken Things and Wing Jones (I know this does have some fabulous romance, but it also has quite a separate storyline so I regard it more as contemporary than romance). Even though I barely ever see it, I also love contemporary MGs. Being Miss Nobody, which fits that description, has been one of my top three reads this year, and another great example of contemporary MG is Susie Day.

Mystery- Even though I said this was in no particular order, mystery may well be my favourite genre of all. It got me back into reading at a time when I fell out of love with it (I’m forever indebted to Laura Marlin and Adventure Island, which I still reread often) and I think the quality of MG mystery being released at the minute, for example Robin Stevens’s Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, is absolutely sublime. 

Adventure- Recently, I’ve started to read some more middle grade adventure stories. I fell head over heels for the lyrical contemporary adventure Running on the Roof of the World, as you’ll probably already know if you’ve read some of my posts before, and I also loved the more action packed Defender of the Realm. 

Fantasy- WhileI don’t enjoy some more epic fantasies, I do love some more understated ones. Prisoner of Ice and Snow is a wonderful MG fantasy and I can’t wait for the next in the series! Polly Ho-Yen’s stunning books also have some fantasy elements, along with contemporary and magical realism.

Historical- It’s absolutely fascinating to read about other times and places, and these books are often based on real facts and sometimes even events. Emma Carroll really is ‘The Queen of Historical Fiction’ and Karen McCombie’s recent historical/timeslip offerings are also excellent.

Thank you so much for reading! I’d love to hear about your favourite genres in the comments down below or on my Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl

See you soon with a new post,

Amy xxx


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

15 thoughts on “#sixforsunday : My Favourite Genres”

      1. Biographies? Dawn French’s “Dear Fatty” is brilliant! In comparison, I didn’t like Jennifer Saunders one much. Oh and I loved Paul O’Grady’s first book “At My Mother’s Knee and Other Low Joints” – it’s a though you can imagine him saying it all to you.

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  1. A Fab selection of Genres. Anna and the french kiss is what got me into romance, so if you like cutesy type romance I’d check out Nora Roberts or perhaps 13 Little Blue Envelopes!

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  2. Romance novels! I feel like it depends on how it’s written that keeps me attached to the book until I finish it! For me, I love reading books that have a romance on the side and then something larger happening as the plot.

    Mystery books! yes! They always keep me at the edge of my seat wishing I could read faster to see how the book ends, have you read the book The Cuckoo’s Calling? It had so many twists and turns, you’ll love it!

    Adventure & fantasy books are also a favorite of mine to read! (to be honest I think I can read just about any book that I end up stumbling upon in the bookstore/ library hahaha) I love jumping into a completely new world, so much fun to read!

    HISTORICAL!! (sorry for the caps lock I’m actually reading a historical fiction right now!) I’m reading the book All The Light We Cannot See – just getting into it! Historical fiction books are always really interesting especially when trying to learn more about different time periods!


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