I read everything from fantasy to thrillers to war-based, from romance to historical fiction to travelogues. I enjoy mixing it up and I try to not read the same genre for too long. This stems from the fact that there’s is always too much that I want to read and I almost never manage to make enough time. Especially now, since, I want to spend some time concentrating on my writing process as well. Of all the kind of fiction I read, my favourite genre is Magic realism, a genre where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise mundane, realistic environment. One example of magic realism occurs when a character in the story continues to be alive beyond the normal length of life and this is subtly depicted by the character being present throughout many generations. (Wiki)
Some of the best stuff I’ve read include works by Marquez and Murakami. Especially brilliant are:
- One Hundred Years of Solitude
- Of Love and Other Demons
- After Dark
- Sputnik Sweetheart
- Like Water for Chocolate
While this is just from the top of my head, this is a good list that I frequently refer to.
What’s your favourite genre? Can you even pick one?
Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!