This month’s question: Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choice?
I don’t read as widely as I used to. My preferences are mostly Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian with some Horror. I do not like reading “real life” types of stories unless they have a fantastical element to them (or paranormal).
I enjoy reading books like Harry Potter, Divergent, Maze Runner, Genesis of Shannara as well as a few of Nora Robert’s books (ones with the paranormal elements) as well as Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books.
Lately, I’ve been “reading” (via Aubible) novelization of certain films such as Aliens, Predator, and the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe).
I especially enjoy reading series (which incidentally nearly all the ones I listed above are part of a series).
My reading choices are pretty much in line with the types of stories I write.