Okay, now it comes to favorite genre. I don’t know how to answer that question. Because I enjoy reading books just like that. I read the books of different genre based on my desire of what I want to read. If I want to read suspense/thriller, I will pick up a novel by Sidney Sheldon or explore some other spy/crime thrillers.
Hence, I am going to list down the genres I like and some of the books I like, which can be interpreted to be belonging to that genre:-
1. Mythology- I am like a teenager that way because I like the Percy Jackson series as well as The Kane Chronicles, both by Rick Riordan.
2. Horror- Desperation and Salem’s Lot, both by Stephen King
3. Mystery/Suspense/Thriller- Sidney Sheldon novels, A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer, Dan Brown books to some extent
4. Historical Fiction- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, novels by Khaled Hosseini, The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh
5. Biography- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
6. Drama- Books by John Green, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
7. Fantasy/Supernatural- The Dead Zone by Stephen King, Every Day by David Levithan, Harry Potter series
8. Science Fiction- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro,
9. Short Stories- Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, short stories collection by Jeffrey Archer
10. Adult Fiction- The Zahir and The Winner Stands Alone, by Paulo Coelho, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
and etc, etc…
I don’t like the idea of literary genres. I rather believe in something like this: