Monday, June 21, 2010

Musing Mondays: Favorite Genres...

 This week’s musing asks:
Name your top 2-3 favorite genres (the ones you read most from).
Musing Mondays is hosted by Should be Reading
I read a lot of nonfiction. Mostly memoirs and autobiographies. I love reading about the lives of people, the things they've overcome, the lessons they've learned. Most autobiographies give me hope that there really are good people in the world who are trying to do better. (I say most because not all autobiographies or memoirs follow that formula, like the Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx eek...). I also find that memoirs and autobiographies offer a lot of good material for sermons and I'm constantly on the lookout for sermon inspiration.
I also really enjoy legal thrillers like John Grisham and Lisa Scottoline. I spent most of my life wanting to be a lawyer and starting reading these authors in the fifth grade. Now I'm just hooked on these authors and will read anything they write.   
Finally,  I love dystopia and utopian genres but I haven't had much luck in finding large quantities of these books. But Books like 1984, Brave New World, The Giver, The Hunger Games are my personal favorites. If anyone knows of any books that fall into this category please point me in that direction. 

1 comment:

  1. see, and I read almost no non-fiction at all!
    But I do agree on the legal thrillers, and I have been enjoying some dystopia recently. Love The Hunger Games.