Hi guys, I hope you are all well. When in doubt in about what to post, do a tag :). So I saw this tag a couple of weeks ago on the lovely Kate’s blog (check her out – reading through infinity) and thought I’d do it. I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I’m going to use this opportunity to talk about my favourite genre. Let’s get started with the questions.
Credit Drew at 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.
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What’s your favourite genre?
Take a guess… no surprise to anyone following my blog, it’s fantasy. My favourite subgenres include epic and military fantasy. Urban fantasy is probably the subgenre I read the least of.
Who is your favourite author from the genre?
I have quite a few favourites, so this may take a while :). My favourites include Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, Brian McClellan, Ken Liu, Garth Nix, Sebastien de Castell, Nahoko Uehashi, Kij Johnson, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Juliet Marillier.
What is it about the genre that keeps you pulling back?
I think it’s the escapism of it. I love losing myself in a good book, especially if it’s a fantastical world with unforgettable characters. I just love reading fantasy books and have for quite a few years now.
What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?
I have four series that got me into the genre – the Old Kingdoms trilogy by Garth Nix, the Magician’s Guild trilogy by Trudi Canavan, the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini and the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I first read these series in my mid teens and I attribute them to getting me into fantasy and reading as a whole. I still love each of these series and would definitely recommend checking them out.
If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading the genre, what would you choose and why?
The first thing that comes to mind is The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I think it can be a great introduction to this genre, as it’s an entertaining read that can be enjoyed by a range of people. I’ve done a post all about recommending fantasy books to read if you’re new to the genre, which you can check out here if interested. Other books I’d recommend include the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series by Michelle Paver, the Moribito series by Nahoko Uehashi and the Spellslinger series by Sebastien de Castell.
Why do you read?
As I mentioned earlier, it’s the escapism of it. I just love reading it.
Adding in a question here: What are your top TBR books from your favourite genre?
There are so many books I want to read, or at least try out, in this genre. Let’s take a look at some of the books on my fantasy TBR – Magician: Apprentice by Raymond Feist, Legend by David Gemell, Valour by John Gwynne, Blood of the Gods by David Mealing, Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart, Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara, Seer of Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier and Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. There are more but I think I’ll leave it at that.
That’s all I have for you today. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about my favourite genre, so I hope you enjoyed this tag. What’s your favourite genre? I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.