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What is your favorite genre of book, and why?
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I love a crime thriller because of its plot and I like the situation of uncovering truths that the author has drawn in words.
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Romance, in the broadest sense of the word. Everything from sweet YA romance to 18+ too-kinky-to-be-believable fiction. Even a lot of my favourite books that don't fall under romance will have a good love story packed between the action.

For a decade I exclusively read LGBT romance, starting with fanfic before I came across Change of Heart by Mary Calmes in 2010. It was through that series I discovered how big the genre truly was and how great the community surrounding it could be. It was like I'd found my home as I'd been writing LGBT-centric fiction myself since 2006. But then when I lived with a friend for a year 2015-16 who gave me free-reign of her collection, mostly consisting of dystopian YA fiction, it got me reading a lot more mainstream stories with M/F couples. It broke down a barrier in my enjoyment of romance that I had acknowledged was there but hadn't had any incentive to cross. It's caused me to expand the scope of my own writing too to include het couples.

As for why it's my favourite, I like fast-paced stories that focus more on the characters and the way in which they interact with each other. I get stupidly excited over little details and reading between the lines. Nothing has me turning pages faster than wishing for my two favourite characters to get together. The more friction and snark the better. :heart:
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Romance, in the broadest sense of the word. Everything from sweet YA romance to 18+ too-kinky-to-be-believable fiction. Even a lot of my favourite books that don't fall under romance will have a good love story packed between the action.

For a decade I exclusively read LGBT romance, starting with fanfic before I came across Change of Heart by Mary Calmes in 2010. It was through that series I discovered how big the genre truly was and how great the community surrounding it could be. It was like I'd found my home as I'd been writing LGBT-centric fiction myself since 2006. But then when I lived with a friend for a year 2015-16 who gave me free-reign of her collection, mostly consisting of dystopian YA fiction, it got me reading a lot more mainstream stories with M/F couples. It broke down a barrier in my enjoyment of romance that I had acknowledged was there but hadn't had any incentive to cross. It's caused me to expand the scope of my own writing too to include het couples.

As for why it's my favourite, I like fast-paced stories that focus more on the characters and the way in which they interact with each other. I get stupidly excited over little details and reading between the lines. Nothing has me turning pages faster than wishing for my two favourite characters to get together. The more friction and snark the better. :heart:
I’d love to get some LGBT romance recommendations from you if you have any? I’ve got really into the genre this year and am always on the lookout for new books
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Horror.

People seem shocked when they find out how much I love all things horror because I am such a highly strung person in real life and suffer from a few anxiety disorders but I will happily expose myself to scary and fear provoking things while watching or reading horror fiction. The thing about horror is, its controlled fear. You are in control - you can switch it off or stop reading at any point whereas you can't when you have anxiety problems. I love the genre in general because of the control to it, I have always been into all things dark and macabre, horror fandoms are full of such brilliant and friendly people and that I find the genre to be an escape and outlet for when life gets tough. Like Stephen King said - "we make up horror to help us cope with the real ones" :yep:
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True crime. I love everything about it. The background of the killer and victims, the police procedure, the investigation, the profiling, the trial.
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I’d love to get some LGBT romance recommendations from you if you have any? I’ve got really into the genre this year and am always on the lookout for new books
Are you sure you're ready to open this can of worms?

Not sure if you're looking for contemporary romance or interested in it mixed with other genres so I'm going to throw in a mixture. Here are a selection of my favourites:

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At First Sight (Series) - T.J. Klune [Contemporary]
Bullied - Jeff Erno [Young Adult/Contemporary/Short Stories]
Change of Heart (Series) - Mary Calmes [Paranormal-Shifters/Urban Fantasy]
Chrysalis Corporation - T.A. Venediktov [Science Fiction]
Erasing Shame - Yeyu [Historical]
Hemovore - Jordan Castillo Price [Paranormal-Vampires/Urban Fantasy]
Infected (Series) - Andrea Speed [Paranormal-Shifters/Urban Fantasy/Detective/Mystery]
Plan B - SJD Peterson [Contemporary]
precious_boy - K.Z. Snow [Contemporary]
Psycop (Series) - Jordan Castillo Price [Paranormal-Ghosts/Police/Mystery]
Stygian - Santino Hassell [Contemporary/Light Paranormal]
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera [Young Adult/Contemporary]
Rage (Series) - Sam C. Leonhard [Fantasy]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan [Young Adult/Contemporary]



Arguably though I'd recommend almost anything by Jordan Castillo Price and SJD Peterson. And I've read incredibly good snippets from Josh Lanyon's extensive bibliography but not got as far as reading a full book yet. There are others that I'd recommend that veer more heavily towards kink/erotica, so I'll play it safe and say PM me if you want to hear them.
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(Original post by sinfonietta)
Are you sure you're ready to open this can of worms?

Not sure if you're looking for contemporary romance or interested in it mixed with other genres so I'm going to throw in a mixture. Here are a selection of my favourites:

Spoiler:
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At First Sight (Series) - T.J. Klune [Contemporary]
Bullied - Jeff Erno [Young Adult/Contemporary/Short Stories]
Change of Heart (Series) - Mary Calmes [Paranormal-Shifters/Urban Fantasy]
Chrysalis Corporation - T.A. Venediktov [Science Fiction]
Erasing Shame - Yeyu [Historical]
Hemovore - Jordan Castillo Price [Paranormal-Vampires/Urban Fantasy]
Infected (Series) - Andrea Speed [Paranormal-Shifters/Urban Fantasy/Detective/Mystery]
Plan B - SJD Peterson [Contemporary]
precious_boy - K.Z. Snow [Contemporary]
Psycop (Series) - Jordan Castillo Price [Paranormal-Ghosts/Police/Mystery]
Stygian - Santino Hassell [Contemporary/Light Paranormal]
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera [Young Adult/Contemporary]
Rage (Series) - Sam C. Leonhard [Fantasy]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan [Young Adult/Contemporary]



Arguably though I'd recommend almost anything by Jordan Castillo Price and SJD Peterson. And I've read incredibly good snippets from Josh Lanyon's extensive bibliography but not got as far as reading a full book yet. There are others that I'd recommend that veer more heavily towards kink/erotica, so I'll play it safe and say PM me if you want to hear them.
I'll check some of these out soon, thank you very much for the list

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Don't really have a favourite genre, if it has a good storyline, i'll read it

but mostly psychological thrillers seem to connect with me (particular with themes involving drugs, murder, etc)
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What is your favorite genre of book, and why?
Can classic be counted as a genre? classic itself has many sub-genres. Classic has not a clear definition, hasn't it?
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Can classic be counted as a genre? classic itself has many sub-genres. Classic has not a clear definition, hasn't it?
I think it can be counted as a genre myself - it's a broad genre, but it still counts!
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I think it can be counted as a genre myself - it's a broad genre, but it still counts!
It is almost the only genre I am reading. So it just can be this one. I like the timeless factor most of all.
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What is your favorite genre of book, and why?
Sci- fi. You can be as creative as fantasy and make it more interesting.
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i quite like books by Special Forces dudes.

"Chris Ryan" is better than "Andy McNab" imho
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What is your favorite genre of book, and why?
YA books and classics
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I love reading horror suspense and mystery
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(Original post by sinfonietta)
Are you sure you're ready to open this can of worms?

Not sure if you're looking for contemporary romance or interested in it mixed with other genres so I'm going to throw in a mixture. Here are a selection of my favourites:

Spoiler:
Show



At First Sight (Series) - T.J. Klune [Contemporary]
Bullied - Jeff Erno [Young Adult/Contemporary/Short Stories]
Change of Heart (Series) - Mary Calmes [Paranormal-Shifters/Urban Fantasy]
Chrysalis Corporation - T.A. Venediktov [Science Fiction]
Erasing Shame - Yeyu [Historical]
Hemovore - Jordan Castillo Price [Paranormal-Vampires/Urban Fantasy]
Infected (Series) - Andrea Speed [Paranormal-Shifters/Urban Fantasy/Detective/Mystery]
Plan B - SJD Peterson [Contemporary]
precious_boy - K.Z. Snow [Contemporary]
Psycop (Series) - Jordan Castillo Price [Paranormal-Ghosts/Police/Mystery]
Stygian - Santino Hassell [Contemporary/Light Paranormal]
They Both Die at the End - Adam Silvera [Young Adult/Contemporary]
Rage (Series) - Sam C. Leonhard [Fantasy]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Levithan [Young Adult/Contemporary]




Arguably though I'd recommend almost anything by Jordan Castillo Price and SJD Peterson. And I've read incredibly good snippets from Josh Lanyon's extensive bibliography but not got as far as reading a full book yet. There are others that I'd recommend that veer more heavily towards kink/erotica, so I'll play it safe and say PM me if you want to hear them.
I loved the Lightning-Struck Heart by T.J. Klune.
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I read a variety of book genres but I would say the three genres I tend to read the most are Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Realist Victorian fiction. I particularly like books that have a LGBT theme to it, such as E.M Forster's 'Maurice' and Lynn Flewelling's Nightrunner series.
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I like detective novels.A good story always keeps in suspense until the end.
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Sci- fi. You can be as creative as fantasy and make it more interesting.
Definitely agree with SciFi :love:
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