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Discovering the Literary Genre That’s Right for You

May 1st, 2018 | Posted by Editor in Literature

Let’s say you’ve just started reading and haven’t got a clue as to where your interest lies. Maybe you find all genres attractive but you still want to find out which one is your favorite. Perhaps they all are? Well, this is definitely possible sometimes but not always. Mostly, people really do have their own favorite genre. It might take a couple of books before you actually realize what you want to read, but once you’ve found your genre, there’s definitely no stopping you!

Most likely you’ve just started reading since you haven’t found your favorite genre yet. That’s okay. We’re here to help you!

Here are a few ways to find your favorite genre:

1. Read Summaries
You can’t find your favorite genre until you’ve read other genres. You won’t have to spend your time reading about every single genre there is. Trust me, there’s a lot. All you have to do is to read a couple of summaries. Summaries are not only easier to read, they also give you the perfect view of whether you like a specific genre or not.

2. Follow Authors
When it comes to movies, people definitely have their favorite directors. Now what about those people who take pleasure in reading? Shouldn’t they have their favorite author? Sadly, some people only appreciate what other’s work without recognizing the master behind it. There are a lot of tough choices out there. Following an author will give you a greater peak into the specific genre they stand behind.

3. Look at structures
Admire the structure of the book and not just the story. The story is very important but there are more things to put in mind when it comes to books aside from a story. There is a clear difference when people tell a story and when people read one. The people who tell stories usually want you to believe their version of the story following every word they say. When it comes to reading, it is entirely different. How the author writes the book directly impacts the way you perceive it. Trust me, some of us have really colorful imaginations and this is the magic of reading.

4. Read more
Basically just continue reading. It is okay to read a bad book or uninteresting book every once in a while. The important thing is that you get to read good books too! Books are the backbone of learning. Although people can learn verbally by choice of hearing, there are some things that have to be read in order for people to experience the full potential of their wildest imaginations.

Not everyone is the same when it comes to their genre. One thing that we all know as a fact though is that life is too short for bad books.

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