Your reading genre/type


What's the type of genres that you read?

  1. Nonfiction - Bibliography

    7.4%
  2. Nonfiction – Historical

    24.1%
  3. Nonfiction – Documentary

    14.8%
  4. Fiction – Science Fiction

    61.1%
  5. Fiction – Fantasy

    48.1%
  6. Fiction – Romance

    13.0%
  7. Fiction – Suspense

    33.3%
  8. Fiction – Thrillers

    40.7%
  9. Fictions – Horrors

    24.1%
  10. Fictions – Western

    3.7%
  11. Fictions – Mysteries

    37.0%
  12. Newspapers

    9.3%
  13. Megazines

    18.5%
  14. American Comics

    5.6%
  15. Manga/Manhwa

    9.3%
  1. Sak01

    Sak01 Well-Known Member

    I normally like the genre but I'm suffering from Fantasy fatigue at the moment. The whole Chosen One, coming of age, defeating evil in an epic finale has been done to death. I can only read it if it's done differently.
  2. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member


    What if its set in a postapocalyptic setting?
  3. Sak01

    Sak01 Well-Known Member

    Maybe but is that the only difference? What I'm tired of mainly is predictability. Not knowing how things will end is what makes a book unputdownable for me.
  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Are you into medieval fantasy? Try reading the Song of Ice and Fire series. It's one of my favourite series. Only complaint is that it takes too long for the recent books to come out :(Also something of interest is that HBO has made it into a series call Game of Thorns.
  5. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator


    Well hello stranger:)
  6. Sak01

    Sak01 Well-Known Member

    Try reading it?? haha that's one of my favourite series of all time. That's exactly what I'm talking about when I say 'different'. In fact, it's because of ASOIAF that I'm getting bored with the rest of Fantasy. Having experienced a world with complex political machinations, exquisitely grey and realistically varied characters, shock deaths and no clue as to how it will end, it's hard to go back to the old cliches.

    Got any other recommendations? The Kingkiller series is good (hats off to NightAngel for that).
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  7. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    haha :p Stranger? I thought we see enough of each other in the Team Forums!

    It's a bit off from straight fantasy but it's Stephen's King best work (I can't stand his other works). The Dark Tower septology if you want to read something different...that is if you haven't read it before ;) lol. This is a western sci-fi. Human has basically destroyed the world and it reverts back to a very western medieval life style but as the world corrupts, that kind of life died. :) Very well done plot and character development and there's no cliche in the stories at all.
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  8. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Dying for book three, probably won't see it until at least 2013 though

    You ever read any Brandon Sanderson (he is finishing the wheel of time for R jordan btw) his original stuff is great. he prides himself on every story having a completely unique style of 'magic'. The Mistborn series is fantastic plus the 2 (maybe three) stand alones are awesome also.

    He just started a epic series himself as well, kinda in the same ballpark as wheel of time (so i here, haven't read book one yet)called The stormlight archive, first book is 'the way of kings'
    Yes but you have been no show in our lit section for EVER!!!! Glad to have you back, first OTD comes back now you are back in book section. Happy day!!

    Hmm, i'm beginning to be intrigued by this series. Only King I ever read was the only (i think) fantasy novel he ever did, it was called 'the dragons eye' (maybe 'eye of the dragon' cant remember) was a very good read though
  9. Sak01

    Sak01 Well-Known Member

    I have actually read the first book but I didn't really like it. However, other people have said it gets a lot better so I think I'll give it another shot.
    I have heard of Sanderson. The thing is I'm not big on epic series as I find the story tends to lose it's way. That's why I've never read WoT. How many books does Mistborn contain?
  10. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    haha, I haven't read much lately that's why :p

    I was hooked from the first sentence :D, 'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed'. I have a thing for a grabbing introduction and King did a superb job with that one.
  11. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Just bought The Enemy by Lee Child. Had decent ratings so I decided to give it a go. So far so good 60 pages in.
  12. Sak01

    Sak01 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that was a great opening. It's what grabbed my attention too.
  13. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    The first book is a bit slow, but if you can get pass that, it gets better with 'The Drawing of the Three'. That was my favourite book in the series.
  14. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Mistborn is a trilogy (with a possible new series based on it forthcoming)
    Plus the stand alones, Elantris, Warbreaker.... all awesome reads.
    Its NO excuse roze! :p
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  15. Aiyan

    Aiyan Well-Known Member

    He also have played on the idea of making another book into the Warbreaker universe. That alone got my heart to rush little bit. Though he certainly is turning into one of the most promising writers in the fantasy branch. I really enjoy is fresh take on a genre that is bit generic at times.
  16. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    That would be awesome, loved warbreaker. His stuff is really good. Looking forward to the new mistborn book but heard its supposed to be hundreds of years in the future. Not sure how i feel about that
  17. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    I'm a wide reader, reading almost any topic as long as I find it interesting, but my usual reads are:

    Fiction:
    scifi
    fantasy
    mystery

    a lot of Manga.

    Its more for me an escape from the stresses of the real world. :)
  18. NukeBenji

    NukeBenji Well-Known Member

    I read mostly:
    Sci Fi
    Fantasy
    Westerns and some select Literature writers like Charles Bukowski, Chuck Palahniuk and Joyce Carol Oates
  19. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    You know you can read Manga online. There are a lot of sites/fans that scan/edit/translate unlicensed manga. The sites take the manga down once they are license.
  20. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    I like to read paper format too...but manga is simply not worth it to buy. 1/2 an hour of reading for $15/manga is way too expensive. Sometimes, the anime is not the same as the manga. One example at the top of my head is Death Note. The anime ending was altered compared to the manga and I didn't like it at all.
  21. Hipster90

    Hipster90 Member

    I love fictional history stories (The Witch of blackbird pond),
    romance stories (any Nicholas Sparks novel!),
    the autobiographies of unknown subjects (Burnt bread and chutney is a good one!),
    and women's (Glamour), mens (Esquire), and home (Town and Country) magazines!!
  22. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide


    The biggest thing I hate about anime are the fillers. Too much extra stories that does nothing to move the story and is often contradicting the universe of the story.

    The only fillers I have applauded is the first iteration of Full Metal Alchemist. They did not follow the story in the manga. The Brotherhood version did though.
  23. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    I read literary fiction almost exclusively, though I intermingle various nonfiction pieces as well (biography, current events, history, essays for non-fiction genres.)
  24. kcerica

    kcerica Active Member

    I know this thread is kinda old but I noticed a few ppl brought up Brandon Sanderson and I am wondering if you guys have read the newer mistborn book the alloy of law and what you thought of it.
    I freaking love Brandon Sanderson and fell in love with mistborn (and the other books I've read by him so far (Elantris and warbreaker) were really good, I too would love another warbreaker book, this book is the 1st book I read by him and I instantly knew I loved this author and couldn't believe I loved him more after mistborn.)
    Can anyone recommend any other authors or books that are like these books?


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  25. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    I love Brandon Sanderson, haven't read alloy yet though, or his other new series, stormlight archives I think
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