After I posted two weeks ago about reading too much fantasy, I started thinking about ways to get some other genres into my reading life.
I am always telling my students to expanded their horizons, in other words read something different than that copy of Wimpy Kid you have read at least ten times that you are currently checking out. I decided that I needed to take my own advice and find some books I might be interested in that are not fantasy or even science fiction, my main two genres.
I mostly use Goodreads as a way to track my reading, but not much else. I decided to give the recommendation section a try. I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked and I was able to find a few titles that I have added to the top of my TBR list.
All Covers are linked to their Goodreads summaries.
I used to read a lot of Mystery/Thrillers, but I have moved away from them in the last few years. These three are all series and all sound pretty awesome.
This is probably the genre I read the least, I usually only pick up rom/com types. Still I was able to find a few that sounded like I might enjoy them. I have even added the first to my NetGalley list, so I will at least read that one. The last one also is a bit of a mystery, but that is ok. (I know the first two are still romcoms, but hey small steps.)
Except for a handful, most of the historical fiction I have read has some fantasy or a supernatural aspect it to them. It was hard to find ones that I thought I would be interested in that didn’t have fantasy elements, but I finally did. (at least I don’t think they do? The last one might have a little bit, but I’m trying!)
I’m a little more excited about some of these than the others, but I think I will at least give them all a try.