It’s probably no secret that I tend to read mostly Fantasy books. I have always loved reading books about magic, full of fantastical creatures, in far off lands. There are some genres that I don’t read a lot of however, and I want to branch out a bit more.
The first genre is non-fiction, in particular biographical books about people’s lives/experiences. Last year, I read This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the style of the book and reading his own voice and his thoughts. I read Louis Theroux’s Gotta Get Theroux This recently and loved it, especially because he read the audiobook too! My friend also bought me another Louis Theroux book for Christmas (The Call of the Weird) which I can’t wait to read. I think with biographical books, I need to find ones that I’m really interested in, either if it’s the person or the theme. I want to read Michelle Obama’s autobiography as it’s had some really amazing reviews and I think she’s an amazing woman. I’ve added so many non-fiction books to my audible wishlist that I’ll hopefully be listening to this year.
Along the same lines as above, I want to read more books that are about different events in history. I loved history when I was in school (I did both GCSE and A Level History) and I enjoyed learning about different time periods and the different histories of other countries. There are a few books on my tbr that fit this, the first is The Five: The Untold Lives of the Killed by Jack the Ripper. As I mentioned, I did history at GCSE and during that course, we did a piece of coursework on Jack the Ripper, the theories surrounding him, and Whitechapel at that time. I find this really interesting and I’ve heard that this book is quite good as well. I also want to read/listen to The Devil in the White City which I’ve also heard a lot about. It centres around the Chicago World Fair
I have read quite a few science fiction books, but I want to read more. I tend to go more for fantasy than science fiction, but I really enjoy reading both. The first on my tbr for this year is going to be Deviat3 by Jay Kristoff. I also want to continue reading the Red Rising saga as I enjoyed the first book last year but was in a bit of a reading slump when it came to starting the second book.
Last year I read my first few thriller/mystery books and I want to continue reading them. I’ve found that I can read them fairly quickly because I’m hooked on the writing and need to know what happens next. I’ve read a few of Ruth Ware’s books and I really enjoyed them and want to read The Woman in Cabin 10 (I’ve had it downloaded on my kindle for a while). I also want to discover some other excellent thriller authors, so any recommendations are welcome! I bought The Silent Patient the other week and I’m intrigued by it. I’ve heard it’s very gripping and I can’t wait to read it!
What genres do you want to read more from? Let me know!