On Romance Writers Weekly, we can talk books (especially romance, of course) all day long. This week on the Blog Hop, A.S. Fenichel says:
Other than the genre you write, what kind of books do you love to read and why?
If you joined me from Leslie Hachtel, welcome!
I have to be honest – the vast majority of my reading is romance in one way or another. I don’t like to read books that make me cry (even those that friends say “But it’s in a good way!”) or that leave me feeling depressed about the state of the world. I like to know a happy ending is coming, or that the bad guys will lose, even before I read page one.
But Andrea’s question is “other than the genre you write,” so that means I can mention anything other than contemporary romance, right? I don’t have to stay away from all romance, do I? 😊
In that case, my favourite genre to read is historical romance. I love Regency, but also Victorian and even as “modern” as the 1960’s. If you’re looking for great reads set during the Space Race, check out the “Fly Me To the Moon” series by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner. It’s fantastic. Other historical authors I love are Eloisa James, Courtney Milan, and Julia Quinn.
Stepping away from the romance genre entirely, my favourite stories are mysteries and detective novels. I have a lot of comfort reads in this genre, including Dick Francis, Robert B. Parker, Rex Stout, and Dorothy L. Sayers. The most recent author in this genre I’ve read is Ian Rankin. It might be time to find some more current reads in this area – if you have a suggestion, leave it below!
Next on your hop is Caro Kincaid, author of historical romance! See what else she likes to read here!