Feature and Follow Friday (6)

Hello everyone! It's another Feature & Follow Friday! It's been a blast meeting everyone and following so many blogs. We hope this week will be just as successful as last week! 

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

This week's question is...

Q: When you step out of your USUAL genre what do you like to read? Best books in that genre?

My usual genre is paranormal/supernatural/fantasy, but sometimes I am drawn to contemporary and history books (both of the fiction and non-fiction variety). Contemporary books are rather a hit or miss for me. I usually prefer them with a bit of a twist, like mystery/thriller. I absolutely LOVED Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I HIGHLY recommend it (read my review here). Slide by Jill Hathaway was a great contemporary book with a supernatural twist and so was This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers, which is essentially a contemporary-horror mash-up. I also love anything by Sarah Dessen. My favorite two books from SD are Just Listen and The Truth About Forever. She is really has been my go-to ya contemporary author. I have read every book by her except for three (though I imagine one day it will be none! ). As for my history ~kink, I love Phillipa Gregory and Alison Weir (though I have only read her non-fiction Tudor books). I am a HUGE fan of British History, especially the Tudor period, so if you have any recommendations, please let me know!

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  1. Good picks! Haven't read any of those but almost all of them are already on my to-read list!

    Old follow.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

  2. I love looking at all the blogs that have Halloween themes.

    Old follower via GFC :)
    Alise -- My FF

  3. Paranormal is my usual genre too. Ive had Slide on my TBR for awhile now, Hoping to pick that one up soon

    New follower via GFC
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  4. Paranormal is my genre! I really don't go for others. A teeny portion of dystopians that have nothing paranormal going on. And Maria Snyder's fantasy reads, but there's magic in them which has a loose connection to paranormal in my opinion. I love paranormal reads too much to stray.

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  5. I'm quite ashamed that I haven't read anything by Sarah Dessen. I should change that soon!

    Old follower! Here's my F&F :)

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

    1. Thanks for stopping by! And you need to read some Sarah Dessen! Start with Just Listen! <3

  6. Great Pick!
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  7. Some thing with me,Contemporary books are either A hit or miss, and a lot of the time the are a miss, because I can never get into most contemporary.
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  8. Yeah I'm more of a paranormal/supernatural fan myself. I've never enjoyed any of the contemporary books I've read, but since I've only read like 2 or 3 this year, it makes sense. xD

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    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

  9. Hopping through. I so need to read Gone Girl. I've heard it's great from so many people.
    My Hop

    1. Yes, you need to read Gone Girl!!! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  10. new follower hopping through. my ff http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/follow-friday-36.html

  11. Hi! In answer to your question on my blog (and it is a tricky question! :P) my favourite characters are Tyrion, Daenerys and Jon Snow and maybe Arya :) I love the books and the show and I'm going to re-read a few of the books for my dissertation in uni.

    Great answer too. I read contemporary from time to time but love historical fiction especially ancient history and british history :) I'd check out Margaret George and Elizabeth Chadwick if you like historical fiction.

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  12. Thanks for stopping by and the FF love! Followed you back via GFC!

  13. I haven't read any of those yet. I've heard great things about all of them though. I don't really read anything historical that's nonfiction but I do love paranormal and supernatural fiction. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for continuing to follow. Still following your blog.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower of yours as well! Those sound like some great choices for books - I'm not interested in straight contemporary books either!

  15. I've been waiting to read 'This is Not a Test' for a while -- it sounds awesome! Great choices. I enjoy picking up some historical fiction (or non-fiction) from time to time as well.

    Returning your follow -- thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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