Book Blogger Hop!

Happy Friday! Last weekend I had planned to do a lot of reading but it didn't happen. So I'm planning that again for this weekend. We're supposed to get a lot of snow so if that's true then I'll have nothing to do but stay in and read!

It's time for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books. Each week over 200 book bloggers participate, so it's a great way to meet new people and find new books to read. This weeks question:

Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

I read a few different genres. I like non-fiction because I'm interested in everything that goes on in our world and learning about different ways that people live. I like chick lit because it's light, good fluffy fun. I like contemporary fiction because it tells stories of lives I wouldn't otherwise know about.

One genre that I really enjoy but doesn't get a lot of attention is Urban Christian fiction. It's real, edgy and doesn't shy away from drama. Though these characters are Christian they are not perfect, but the message remains that if we stay faithful to God we can get through the tough times. I was initially drawn to this genre because of the similarities to the church and culture that I live in.

What genres do you typically read?


  1. Good morning Shan as you know I love Urban Christian and your right it doesn't get as much attention .

  2. I cannot stick with one choice of genre.
    For me it is pop fiction, historical fiction and chick lit

    enjoy ur weekend

  3. Nonfiction is so important to dive into once in a while for a good (though sometimes bitter) dose of reality. Variety is the spice of life (and of books) :) Old follower hopping by. Here's my post.

  4. Here I am hopping on by...

    I went all over the map with this question on my blog. I read and enjoy almost every genre of fiction out there. There’s no way I could just pick one.

    So I talked about all of them. Even romance fiction (sort of)! I invite you to hop over to my blog at and see for yourself.

    Howard A. Sherman

  5. Hello again--just repaying the visit. Good answer!

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog Shan

    I like reading a mixture genre too. I love the most are those written by Asian writers. Coz it's not easy to get books from Asian writers as most would write in their native language instead of English.

    Have your read Vikas Swarups books? He is the one who wrotethe book titled "Q&A" which was turned into a movie called "Slumdog Millionaire". I have read this book plus "Six Suspect" and love them. Maybe you would like it too.

  7. Hey! I'm a new follower! Check me out at

  8. Wow I didn't know that was a genre. I'll have to look into it :) Just hopping through!

    You can find my HOP answer and FEVERfest recap at The Bookish Snob


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