Have your book-tastes changed over the years? More fiction? Less? Books that are darker and more serious? Lighter and more frivolous? Challenging? Easy? How-to books over novels? Mysteries over Romance?

Another great topic this week!

My book-tastes have definitely changed over the years. I used to read a lot of thrillers, horrors and romances in the past. But ever since I have started blogging and after reading so many wonderful book reviews from fellow book bloggers, I decided to be "adventurous" and try out all the different genres as recommended. Now I fell in love with fictions, fantasy, YA, and even Children's picture books! In other words, I am not as choosy as before and I will read anything that sparks my interest. (The down side is, I will be spending more money on books!)

24 Responses
  1. Nithin Says:

    I too have started being a bit more adventurous in trying out books, but the basically my book tastes have remained the same. I used to read a lot of mysteries and thrillers, and that hasn't changed much.

  2. BooksPlease Says:

    My tastes haven't really changed at all, but it has expanded reading other people's blogs.

  3. Of course our tastes change. For the better. I can read non-fiction a lot more now. I used to avoid that.

    Booking through trends

  4. Melody Says:

    Nithin - We share the same thoughts. :)

    Margaret - I agree with you about our tastes being expanded reading other people's blogs. There are so many great recommendations, aren't they?! Now the problem is I've a hard time choosing what to read next! ;)

    Gautami - Absolutely for the better! :) I hardly read non-fictions in the past but I'm going to change that from now.

  5. My tastes have changed too..I no longer read horror books, which I loved in my late teens and early twenties ;0)

  6. writer2b Says:

    Blogging has really jump-started, and broadened, my reading too!

  7. Paula Weston Says:

    I agree that blogging (combined with reviews in my favourite newspapers and journals) has helped me discover some amazing books.

    Yay blogging!

  8. Chris Says:

    Blogging has made me more adventurous too.

  9. Darla Says:

    I'm both more and less picky than I used to be. I'm less picky about the genre--I'll read anything--but I'm more picky about the quality of the writing. Curse of reading a lot.

  10. Jaimie Says:

    I don't where I'd be without the recommendations of other bloggers. Some of them you can only find on Amazon so I would never even know they existed!

  11. Traci Says:

    I think my experiences are pretty similar. I have definitely broadened my scope of what is readable. I'm more fearless in my reading choices than I used to be.

  12. Josette Says:

    Oh, now that I'm interested in a wider range of books, I don't know where to start when I'm in a bookstore! YA first? The fiction section? And yeah, it makes me spend an insane amount of money too!

  13. Debi Says:

    Spending more money on books...ain't that the truth?!!

  14. Florinda Says:

    I have to agree about how great it is to learn about new, intriguing books from other bloggers - even though I seem to have less and less time to read them :-)!

  15. Mountaingirl Says:

    I have always loved kids picture books :-) Jackie French's "Diary of a Wombat" is my definite favorite at the mometn lol

  16. Isn't it amazing what you can glean from reading book bloggers' reviews? I have tripled my TBR list in the past year!!

  17. Melody Says:

    Holistic Knitter - I love horror books during my teens, but I think I'm beginning to "mellow" down on those nowadays...

    Writer2b, Paula - You know, I wouldn't know what to read nowadays without fellow book bloggers' recommendations. ;)

    Chris - Indeed it is!

    Darla - Ah yes! The quality of writing do makes a difference. I'd also likely to give up a book if the premise is too dry & boring.

    Jaimie - I definitely agree with you on that! I'd found a lot of good books through your recommendations which are now on my wishlist! Oh my, the list is getting pretty long, hehe.

    Traci - I love variety! The more the merrier. ;)

    Josette - I've the same dilemma too! So many books to choose from!

    Debi - LOL. This is a fact that'll never change! :P

    Florinda - I definitely need more time! If only I've the ability to speed read. ;)

    Mountaingirl - Thanks for the recommendations! I'd have to check out that book.

    Smallworld reads - Indeed! I've a problem storing all the books now! ;)

  18. Kim L Says:

    So true. My horizons have expanded thanks to book blogging. I definitely have a much bigger wishlist than before!

  19. Melody Says:

    Kim - Book blogs rocks!! ;)

  20. I think my reading tastes have expanded over the years as well. I'm a lot more open to trying new things than I once was.

    I didn't get around to answering this week's BTT question, I'm afraid. Something came up at work and that took a good part of my attention thsi week.

  21. Melody Says:

    Wendy - Isn't it great that our reading tastes have expanded over the years? At least now we've more variety to read and won't stick to the same old genres... ;)

  22. Late this week but its prompted a reflective account so I hope you drop by. True I have access to more books now.

  23. Julia Says:

    I didn't do mine BTTs last week (was planning to but..) but I just want to say that I think my taste in books change over the years too. Intead of sticking to historical and contemporary romance...I now read lot of romance suspense books.

  24. Melody Says:

    John - I love it that book bloggers always love to recommend books to one another!!

    Julia - Yeah, I'm aware of your passion for romance suspense. ;)