I don’t know about you guys, but I suspect this is going to be true for many of us, but I have a favourite genre that the vast majority of books that I read are from. For me, this is fantasy. I love fantasy and the world-building and so much about it, BUT if I am only reading fantasy then I am missing out on so many great books that are in other genres.
So, I figured this is the year to make a conscious effort to read a wider range of genres, and there are 3 that I really want to get stuck into. I’ve also given three books from these genres that are top of my list to pick up!
Sci-Fi is a really quick jump over from fantasy as it has a lot of parallels in terms of possibility for world-building and properly escaping from the real world. And as such, it is pretty strange that I haven’t picked up more of it!
My choices are:
- All Systems Red by Martha Wells
- Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
- The Solar War by John French
This is a genre that I already read a little bit of. If you go through my blog, you’ll see a couple of reviews for travel books but I want to get more out there! I have always been obsessed with maps and exploring the world and, unfortunately, financial restrictions mean that I can’t always go adventuring in person, so books are the next best way to do this obviously!
This a genre I occasionally dip my toes in, but I want to get more in. I find history absolutely fascinating and have done since I was a child. My favourite subject in school, don’t you know! Plus, I think it is vital to understanding so much of the modern world, so important too.
My choices are:
- The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God’s Holy Warriors by Dan Jones
- Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes
- SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard by John French
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Anyway, these are three genres that I really want to read more of.
Do you want to read any more of these genres? Do ou have any recomendations? Or do you have any other genres that you want to read more of?
Let me know in the comments!