Armchair BEA: Genre: Fiction

May 29, 2013

If you’re a reader of genre fiction do you have a favorite author or series? And what keeps bringing you back for more fantasy/sci fi/horror etc? And if you don’t read one (or more) of these genres what is it that deters you from those sections of the bookstore? I’m also curious to hear why you think these genres often don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Oh, goodness! I love fiction! Historical fiction, Sci Fi and Fantasy (just recently). I have loved fiction for a long time. I love how I can slip off to a new time or a whole new world that isn't anything like I've seen or experienced. I could read what I know, but that can only take me so far. Fiction can go so many different ways and introduce me to some that's been around for a long time, but in a whole new light! It can be so funny to where I'm laughing public or just so sad that I'm crying for only reasons I know. There has also been a few times where the story has made me so mad for a character, I wanted to throw my book, but out of respect for the book, I didn't!

I need to make a list of my all time favorite fiction authors.

Historical Fiction:
Stephen Bly
Kristen Heitzmann
Tracie Peterson
Michelle Moran
Cliff Grahm
Hank Hanegraaff
Sigmund Brouwer
Margret Mitchell
Diana Gaboldon

Fantasy and Sci Fi:
Veronica Roth
Suzanne Collins
Rick Riordan
J.K. Rowling
George R.R. Martin
Deborah Harkness

I think that sometimes, these genres don't receive the recognition since some people have give them a type cast. Oh, you read fiction, it must be smut or you only read fiction because you just can't handle something heavy. I think it just boils down to people who haven't wanted to get out of their familiar. If they did, then they might be able to dive into a whole new world!


  1. I'm not a big historical reader, but I love fantasy and you mentioned some great authors! You covered The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Harry Potter--awesome books!

  2. @Bookblogbake, I used to only read historical, but in the last 10 years I've expanded my reading, and I've loved all the other kinds of fiction out there! I completely agree... Harry Potter, Divergent, and The Hunger Games are right at the top of my list as favorites.

  3. I will read whatever strikes my fancy. Some days when I want to just veg and not pay attention to much, I read a romance or go back and read a little 50. I think once you put something in a category, you kind of set its fate.

    1. I completely agree. Once it's labeled it's hard to break it from the area.

  4. I love historical fiction too! Have you ever read any of Ann Rinaldi's books? They are YA but they are really good. :-)

    1. No, I haven't. Thanks for the recommendation! I'm always on the look out for new authors. I love to read YA and Adult, it doesn't matter as long as the story is good. :-)


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