Your favourite book genre?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 6 Sep 2007.

  1. Romance

    1 vote(s)
  2. Western

    1 vote(s)
  3. Sci-fi

    0 vote(s)
  4. Reportage

    0 vote(s)
  5. Highbrow

    1 vote(s)
  6. Chick-lit

    0 vote(s)
  7. Classic reads

    0 vote(s)
  8. Adventure

    0 vote(s)
  9. Fantasy

    0 vote(s)
  10. Other

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Bored. Curious. Nuff said.
  2. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    The percentages add up to 266.6% :biggrin:
    I clicked other, for me that means popular science books & detective novels!
  3. I ticked other because I like lots of different kinds of book. I mostly seem to read history books nowadays, especially First and Second World War, or railway history, but I also like Iain M Banks (and his alter ego, Iain Banks), George MacDonald Fraser, Jonathan Coe, John Steinbeck and lots of others.
  4. strofiwimple

    strofiwimple Über Member

    Why is Humour not a choice?????
    Tom Sharpe every time.
  5. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    I like 20th century American fiction - particularly the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Beat authors, Hemingway, Vonnegut and Philip Roth.
  6. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    No mention of philosophy, travel, sport or semi/autobiography.
    But those I mentioned. :biggrin:
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    When I get the chance to read a book it's usually Sport related or has something to do with Travel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Sci-fi & fantasy, and when I need to return to the real world for a while, I like to read autobiographies and non-fiction type stuff; Richard Dawkins 'The God Delusion' is next in line, as soon as I've finished Steven Eriksons' latest.

  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    why is romance a separate category from chick-lit?
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute


    I have read every on of Tom Sharpe's books, Ancestral Vices I think is my favourite. I also like Ben Eltons books as well, they are easy reads, not to taxing on the grey matter.
  11. Emu

    Emu New Member

    a romance is girl meets boy and this is the central story whereas in chick lit girl meets boy doesn't necessarily feature at all.
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i call on all men who read romance novels to put their hands up…
  13. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    I read all sorts of books....fave Author is James Herbert. The Rats, Lair and Domain are my fave books....chilling reads. :biggrin:
  14. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    ABSOLUTELY with you there!!! I also love Truman Capote, Paul Auster, Jay McInnery and Armistead Maupin. I also very shamefully admit to adoring Bret Easton Ellis, even though I wouldn't tell that to my Mum!!

    But 20th Century European fiction is fabulous too!! I love Gunter Grass, Kundera, Boris Vian and Italo Calvino!! The last century was FABULOUS for writers!!!
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    if there's any books on 'highbrow chick-clit' then that's enough to get me to read the first few pages at least.
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