This is my genre, tell me yours – book tag

The Rules:

  • Credit Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek as the creator of the tag, either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to his blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.

I wasn’t tagged, but I came across this tag via Britt @ Geronimo Reads! She posts about a variety of genres, which I really appreciate.

 

What’s your favorite genre?

These days, it’s a really close tie between historical fiction and suspense. I guess I’m going to have to go with historical fiction.

 

Who’s your favorite author from that genre?

I honestly can’t pick just one. Kathleen Grissom is marvelous with “The Kitchen House” and its sequel, “Glory Over Everything.”

I’ve only read one of her novels so far – “Early One Morning” – but Virginia Baily is excellent as well.

 

What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

There are a plethora of great authors out there who are bringing to life time periods that I would love to step into if I had a time machine – the Roaring Twenties, the Civil War era, etc. Historical fiction is the next best thing to time travel, as far as I’m concerned – so long as it’s well researched, of course!

 

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What’s the book that started your love for the genre?

It’s hard to say for sure, but I’m going with “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles.

The New York Times bestselling novel that “enchants on first reading and only improves on the second” (The Philadelphia Inquirer

This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

If you had to recommend at least one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?

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I cannot overemphasize how much I enjoyed “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir” by Jennifer Ryan. It is a delight to read, told through letters and journal entries. It has humor, drama, romance, intrigue, character growth … want me to go on?

You can read my full review here.

Why do you read?

That’s like asking, “Why do you breathe?”

Reading is my therapy, my escape. It takes me to places I’ve never been, introduces me to strange and wonderful people, shows me things I never knew. Finishing a really good book is like saying goodbye to a  dear friend, and picking up a new book is like meeting another one.

My very first blog post might help round out the answer to this question.

 

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I tag:

Amanda @ Cover2CoverMom

By Hook or By Book

Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads

Donna @ Chocolatenwaffles’ Blog

Brandie @ Brandie is a Book Junkie

If you were tagged, please rest assured this is optional! You don’t have to do it just because I tagged you! And if, like me, you weren’t tagged but think this looks like fun … go for it! Either way, please post your link in the comments so I can check out your tag responses. 🙂

 

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5 thoughts on “This is my genre, tell me yours – book tag

  1. I love historical fiction, too! I’ve never heard of any of the titles you recommended, but you bet I’m going to look them up. I like how you mentioned it’s the next best thing to time travel, and you’re totally right!! I’ve only read one book set in the 20s, but I loved it so much that I’ve been trying to look for recs of books set during or around that time. I’ll be taking a look into Rules of Civility, for sure. Thanks so much for doing the tag and sharing!!

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    • Thank you! It was hard answering the favorite author question, as I haven’t read a ton of books from any one historical fiction author, but I did my best. 🙂 Amor Towles recently released another novel called “A Gentleman in Moscow” that I really wanna check out. Of course, I’m already swimming in books here at home! Ugh! Good problem to have. Thanks for checking out my tag post and for posting yours!

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      • I think I’m going to buy it in the next few days! I am too! I have so many unread books that it’s ridiculous. I’m hoping to be able to get through a good chunk of them soon, though!

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