11 May, 2018

#FaveFiveFriday - Fave Five Genres

#FaveFiveFriday is an initiative by Buzz Magazine



1. Mystery / Crime
Books that made me fall in love with reading were by Satyajit Ray & Agatha Christie. Feluda, Poirot and Miss Marple charmed me into building a reading habit. And so, this is the genre that remains always tops my preference list. I would prefer picking up a good Murder Mystery over everything else. Who doesn't like a gripping 'Whodunnit'?

Recommendations: Death on the Nile, Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Rebecca, Woman in White, The Hound of Baskervilles, The Final Problem.


2. Suspense / Action Thriller
Car chases, lots of action and near death situations make for entertaining reads. The excitement, the anticipation and the suspense is just intoxicating. 

Recommendations: Lee Child, Chris Kuzneski, Andy McNab, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, James Rollins, Oliver Bowden.


3. Fantasy / Speculative Fiction
I got into reading fantasy quite late. I used to think that magic and magical creatures belong to fairy tales and were meant for kids. I used to find it amusing that adults could believe in stories with dragons... Till I picked up Harry Potter. And the rest, as they say is history. 

Recommendations: Game of Thrones, Throne of Glass, Six of Crows, Harry Potter, The Handmaid's Tale, The Young Elite.


4. Young Adult
When Harry Potter proved me wrong about my notion about Fantasy, I started reading more genres and more of genres other than mysteries... Young Adult stuck with me too.

Recommendations: Diary of Anne Frank, The Book Thief, Fault in our Stars, Wonder, Anne of Green Gables.


5. Literary Fiction
I love this genre because the books in this genre are always a learning experience. They push me to think outside my comfort zone sometimes and challenges me to understand and empathize with people and situations. Sometimes they are real scary with how relatable they are too.

Recommendations: The Colour Purple, The Sense of an Ending, Little Women, Kite Runner, Perfume.