I was tagged by Anne @ Inked Brownies to do this “This is my genre, tell me yours” book tag! It was created as a mean to see the favourite genre of people, by Drew (credited bellow) and I’m super glad I did it, even if the three of us chose the same genre!
- Credit Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek as the creator of the tag, either use the created tag name graphic or create your own and link back to his blog
- Answer the questions
- Tag as many people as you want
1). What’s your favourite genre?
I want to cheat and say SFF for Science fiction and Fantasy but I’ll choose fantasy because I started by only reading fantasy and then went to science fiction a little bit more in my teens (But I still love science fiction A LOT too).
2). Who’s your favourite author from the genre?
I would go with Robin Hobb even if I only discovered her books 4 or 5 years ago, thanks to my mother and grandmother! Her Realm of the Elderlings saga is amazing.
Close second would be Brandon Sanderson, his worldbuilding and magic systems are super original.
3). What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?
I love that in fantasy, we can find everything. From horror to romance, from mystery to military stories, from investigations to epic adventures, and I could go on. That’s a genre that is just so rich, it really contains a multitud of stories and I love that.
Also I love dragons and sword fights, complex magic system and amazing worldbuilding.
Plus maps are great to look at!
4). What’s the book that started your love for your favourite genre?
I was going to say Harry Potter but I remember that I loved to look at the pictures of the Black Cauldron disney book when I was a child! It’s in french because, well, I’m french!
I know it is not at all the best story of all, but I was maybe 3 or 4 and I don’t know why but I kept going back to this book.
I also learned not so long ago that it was based on a real book series by Lloyd Alexander : The Chronicles of Prydain! So I’m planning on reading them one of these days.
5). If you had to recommend at least one book from your favourite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why?
That is a very hard question! I remember that my mother started reading fantasy at the same time I did, so she started with Harry Potter and Eragon and I guess it all went pretty well since she now reads a lot of fantasy too! But I would also maybe recommend the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson and maybe some anthologies so that people can find which authors strike a cord!
Also The Name of the Wind is awesome (well at first I couldn’t get past the first fifty pages but then loved it) for people who want fantasy but neither with dragons or sword fights.
For something both grimmer and funnier I’d rec Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence, it’s quite dark but I laughed a lot!
And my favourite from last year was Sorcerer to the crown (my review) !
6). Why do you read?
I tried many times to answer that question over the years, and I think it’s simply because I love stories. I love to read for the same reason I love to watch tvshows and movies and play video games!
But reading is my favourite because at any time I can escape into my book without bothering anyone, I can bring it with me and even re-reading a single chapter out of the blue. I also love how words can evoke so many images in our head, that will always be way better than any movies (in my opinion).
Whoever wants to do this, consider yourself tagged! 🙂