Book Blogger Hop | My Favorite Genre by the Numbers

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

My Answer

I always hate when people ask me which genre I like the most. I love books – all genres – as long as they have something to which I can connect. Some are full of meaning that will resonate with me for years to come, and others are just a fun escape. I mostly love the fun escape, but I do have a deep appreciation for the talent it takes to write books with many levels of meaning. So let’s look at the numbers based on Goodread’s data:

No surprises here – I mostly focus on mystery and fantasy for this blog, and I think the pie chart reflects that it was the appropriate choice for me.

If I were to walk up to a table full of all genre books, what would I pick up first?
Well, epic fantasy books usually have the prettiest covers, in my opinion, so that would be the first book I would pick up and read the back cover. Then I would look at the books where the title is tantalizing, promising a thrilling read. After I’ve exhausted those, I would pick up books that look like they would be funny – usually, you can tell by the cover and title. After all of that, I would walk up the cashier with a massive stack of books and a heart full of excitement for what the covers hold.

I read to escape, and the world I like to escape to is the one where good always wins in the end or where I get to laugh at my quirks and eccentricities.

So, which genre do you like the most?

5 Replies to “Book Blogger Hop | My Favorite Genre by the Numbers”

  1. I read across multiple genres, including non-fiction, but I do have my favorites—psychological thrillers, mysteries, and suspense. Some times it just comes down to what I’m in the mood for. I like a good historical from time to time, and every now and then I like to sink into non-fiction related to a topic that interests me.
    And covers definitely catch my eye. They’re the first thing to draw me, after the genre!

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    1. I’m the same. Ooh hand I just finished a psychological thriller you may love – Please See Us which comes out March 3rd and I have a review for a five-star one The Other Mrs. that I’m posting tomorrow❤️

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      1. Oh, I can’t wait to see the reviews! And Please See Us sounds really familiar. I’m headed to Amazon now to check that one out!

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  2. I, too, read across multiple genres. What I read depends on my mood. My fav is probably dystopian fiction, followed by other sci fi, fantasy and legal mysteries. Does anybody read only one genre? They’d be missing out on an awful lot. My writing is in multiple genres, too. Guess that makes sense. 🙂

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    1. I can’t imagine they do. I know I would be awestruck if I met someone who does just because I think it would be rare.


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