7/6/12

Follow Friday!

I totally forgot it was Friday... Anyways, on with the show!


This week's question:

Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.


Ok, I know I'm going to be judged for this, but I'll say it anyway...

The first book I picked up from another genre was The Host. And like everybody else on the planet, I only picked it up because it was written by Stephenie Meyer. There, I said it. Feel free to judge. 

But the thing was, I read it... and loved it. I'd never read anything even remotely similar, and it was like this huge surprise - finding out that there were these whole other genres with whole other books that were kick-ass and entertaining and awesome. From that time on, I wouldn't shy away from books people recommended from other genres (which probably explains why my TBR pile is taller than I am at this point). How about you guys?

9 comments:

  1. It's always good to try new genres, you never know what you might like.

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  2. Funny, my answer was also Stephenie Meyer, but Twilight. I'd never read much paranormal, especially vampire, books before then. The Host was natural for me to read, but I already love a nice soft scifi.

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  3. Nice! Seeing a bit of this one today!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. Hey if the book help opens your mind up to knew genres and books you never would have considered before then I say give the book credit :). I have a couple of friends who say that the Twilight series introduced them to paranormal YA so yeah I'm not a Twilight fan but then I wouldn't have them to talk about other paranormal YA books with if they hadn't come across Twilight first.

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  5. I picked up the Host for the same reason (but I disliked Twilight and I wanted to find out if this one was better), but I couldn't get through it. So I'm glad that you loved it so much! :) And that it changed your habits.

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  6. Hahaha! No judging here. The Host remains one of my favorite novels even though I've read a LOT. Thanks for your thoughts.

    I'm a new follower via GFC!

    hope you'll stop by my new blog, Ensconced in YA!
    http://cahreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/feature-and-follow-friday-1.html

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  7. Lol it's okay. That's the main reason why I read the host as well, but I'm glad because I absolutely loved it too! My friend mentioned the book to me and told me what it was about and I was like, "Really? A book about aliens taking over the world... I THOUGHT YOU KNEW ME, JERK NUGGET!" Lol jk, but turns out she did because that book is just epic!!
    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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  8. I love surprises! I've heard such good things about The Host but haven't dived in yet. Glad you enjoyed it.

    New GFC follower - Happy FF!
    Renee @ Succotash Reviews

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  9. I don't think I'll read this one but I'm glad you enjoyed it, it's nice to have some books like this one.

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