Jun 5, 2008
Booking Through Thursday: Trends
Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?
My taste in books has definitely changed over the years. When I was younger, I read alot of romance novels like Danielle Steele. Then I turned to legal thrillers, mainly John Grisham. After awhile though, I got burned out and found I didn't like them as well. I read a lot of contemporary fiction and suspense. I'm not a big self-help reader, however I did find Joyce Meyer's BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND to be helpful during a difficult time I was going through. I never used to read non-fiction, but now I'm reading quite a lot of it. One subject in particular that has grabbed my attention is the impact of the Islamic culture on Europe and America. Although its an uncomfortable subject for some, I feel its important to be aware of it. WHILE EUROPE SLEPT by Bruce Bawer is an excellent book on this subject. As far as fiction, nowadays I enjoy novels about family and friendship. I also enjoy suspense. I have not read much Historical Fiction. It doesn't interest me much, but I'm not opposed to it. Science Fiction and Fantasy are two genres that I don't care for and probably wouldn't read. My reading material has definitely become more serious and challenging and I think that comes with age.
Since I began book blogging I've really opened up my horizons and read some great books that I normally wouldn't have come across. I get so many recommendations that I've become obsessed! But I can think of worse things to be obsessed about! I'll take books any day!