Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Summer Reading: Had me a Blast

2 Young Adult
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

1 Horror
The Passage by Justin Cronin

3 Crime Fiction
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

I consider myself a fan of women’s fiction, although by looking at the list I made above you’d never believe it. This is a list of the books I purchased this summer—some read, some not---and there isn’t a women’s fiction or chicklit novel on it. The list is shockingly short to begin with---I enjoyed a lot of surf and sun this summer—but the loyalty to my genre is shocking to me.

I received one women’s fiction book this summer, Good-bye to All That by Margo Candela. But I won it in a contest and not for fabulous writing either. I merely entered my name and address into a contest and the book came in the mail. Ummmm.

So I ask you do you have a favorite genre? If so, do you stick to it or will you read anything with a good story?

Better yet, what books did you buy this summer? Did they cross genres or did you stick steadfastly with YOUR genre?

P.S. I read more books than what is listed above, like Plain Jane by Cristyn West, but those books were given to me free of charge specifically for the purpose of reviewing them. These are the books in which dollars and cents were exchanged.

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