Yes, that's right...time again for the Book Blogger Hop! This awesome meme is hosted by Crazy-For-Books and this week's question is, "Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?"
Within YA (which I don't consider a genre so much as a category), my tastes are pretty eclectic. I read some contemporary fiction (especially ones with some kind of intriguing angle outside of the typical 'high school' book), lots of fantasy, dystopian and fairytale retellings, some historical, and even a few mysteries from time to time (particularly ones with some kind of psychological element). And I also read ones that fall into more than one of these genres, like historical mysteries or contemp with a fantastical aspect.
So it might be easier for me to answer the question, "Why do you steer clear of certain genres?" My top two of those would probably be horror and sci-fi, horror because I get queasy at violence and gore and I scare easily (though occasionally I may read a book that's something of a "psychological thriller"), and sci-fi because I have never been that interested in outer space/aliens/robots/what-have-you (the exception to this is books involving time travel, because that is awesome and also falls into the historical genre). Otherwise, I'm drawn to books that sound like they tell an interesting story, and I read so many genres because I find a lot of different types of stories interesting, I guess!
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Time to hop!