What’s Your Story?
I don’t consider myself an eclectic reader. I don’t stray very far from romance anymore, and I’ll snap up anything in my favorite subgenre, romantic adventure.
But then I look at the list of books in my “to read” folder on my Kindle.
Don’t Look Back by MJ Fredrick (romantic adventure)
The Knife’s Edge by Stephanie Draven (erotic short story)
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs (paranormal YA)
Hearts In Darkness by Laura Kaye (erotic contemporary romance novella)
The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen (paranormal YA)
Touch by Jus Accardo (paranormal YA)
Out In Blue by Sarah Gilman (paranormal romance)
Ward Against Death by Melanie Card (new adult fantasy)
(That list is distressingly short. I need to buy new books!)
Small sample, so let’s add the last six books I read:
Cold Sight by Leslie Parrish (romantic suspense)
If I Die by Rachel Vincent (paranormal YA)
Something to Talk About by MJ Fredrick (contemporary romance)
Night Betrayed by Joss Ware (paranormal romance)
Divergent by Veronic Roth (dystopian YA)
Too Hot To Touch by Louisa Edwards (contemporary romance)
If someone handed me that list, I’d call it eclectic, though there’s an obvious slant toward paranormal YA. 🙂 Some of the books in my much-larger “to buy” folder are mysteries, urban fantasy, women’s fiction, and even what used to be called chick lit.
My mood changes so fast when it comes to choosing a book to read. Sometimes I’ll buy a book the day it goes on sale, and I’ve been dying to get it for MONTHS, but I’m in the middle of a book so I don’t start it right away, and then when I’m ready to, something else seems to fit my mood better.
Sometimes I want to read two books so equally much that I’ll pick something I’m less interested in just so I don’t have to choose. LOL
As a writer, I’m not nearly as varied in my tastes. It’s romantic adventure all the way, nowadays. But even then, it’s sometimes straight romantic adventure, like:
Sometimes, It’s paranormal romantic adventure (aka urban fantasy romance), like:
And when I get a break between contracted books, I turn to…(brace yourself)…paranormal YA!
How varied are your reading tastes? How do you choose what kind of book to read next?