Friday, 29 June 2018

50/50 Friday - Favourite/Least Favourite Genre

50/50 Friday is hosted at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books.

"What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favourite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!"

This week's topic:
Favourite / Least Favourite Genre

This is such a difficult topic for me because I don't usually read by genre. As you've probably spotted from my book reviews, my reading subjects are all over the shop! Admittedly there are certain cover styles that put me off picking up a book - overly romancey or gory horror for example - but that doesn't necessarily mean that I wouldn't enjoy the same book under alternative packaging. And even for those genres I say I don't like, there are always exceptions to the rule. So I'm going to have to slightly tweak this week's 50/50. Here are three books I enjoyed from genres I don't read! Click the pics or titles to visit each book's review post.

Militaristic Science Fiction:

Heart Of Granite by James Barclay


I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Books with 'The Girl' in the title

The Girl And The Bomb by Jari Jarvela

You can see everyone else's 50/50 Friday posts at The Butterfly Reader and at Blue Eye Books, and find out what next week's prompt will be.


  1. I like where you took this week! I was thinking of something like this alas I didn't... I Am Legend is such a good book, it's one I enjoyed too.

    Thanks for linking up!

    1. I think I Am Legend is my favourite horror and absolutely my favourite vampire book

  2. I do read by genre. Right now I'm kinda in a PNR fix and want to read that most of the time. My least favorite to read is historical romance.

    1. Historical stories annoy me if they don't get their history right

  3. I really like how you tweaked the topic, Stephanie! I love finding those hidden gems in genres that you normally wouldn't pick from. I try not to write off entire genres because, maybe obviously, not all books in the same genre are exactly alike in terms of tropes and things. Still, sometimes I do and it's nice to remind myself of the opposite! Thanks for linking up!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks