Tell Me Something Tuesday: favorite authors with genres you don’t love

Posted February 7, 2023 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 9 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Would you read a book by your favourite author if it isn’t in a genre you normally enjoy?

Sure, I’d at least try it. Favorite authors tend to become favorites because of their ability to create characters that are complex and that I love (or love to hate!) and because of their ability to tell a compelling story. That doesn’t automatically disappear when we switch genres. That said, we also love certain genres because we appreciate certain things we can count on to be there or not be there. So, it’s very possible that they remain great at their craft but their genre shift just doesn’t do it for me.

What really helps though, is that I read pretty much every genre. I horror and sci-fi I’m very picky about because they aren’t my “thing” but I have several in both genres I enjoy. And I’ve drifted away from YA and Historical Romances in recent years, but they’ve been favorites and I’m still very open to reading them!

What about you?

Next week’s topic: Share some books covers you love!

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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9 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: favorite authors with genres you don’t love

  1. I agree, favorite authors have earned that spot and with my fairly wide reading palette, I’ll probably follow along. Unless I’m swamped and buried under my TBR!

  2. I don’t. I read paranormal romance and sometimes cowboy romance. I will read contemporary romance at times if the story sounds good enough. But I have a favorite author who also writes historical romance and I don’t read those because I really don’t like historical romance for the most part.

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  3. I would definitely read a book by a favorite author even if it’s in a genre I don’t normally enjoy. I try to have an open mind about most genres and am an eclectic reader in general. You never know, right?