Well, I'm not terribly surprised that historical fiction pulled ahead as the clear favorite in our little poll :
Nonfiction, Memoirs, Biographies--turns out truth is stranger than fiction (30%)
Historical Fiction--the past calls! (50%)
Fantasy and/or Science Fiction--I love visiting other worlds or seeing a new twist on my own (20%)
Literary Fiction--the words, I love them (30%)
Classics--you can't beat 'em, might as well join 'em (20%)
Women's Fiction or Romance--like getting a hug from a book (10%)
Other, any, or all! (10%)
We're a bunch of old souls when it comes to readers, it seems! Also, given the number of writer-friends dropping by, am not surprised by the literary fiction gaining a bit of a foothold, too. If you were in the group that enjoyed one or both of these genres, I recommend that you enter the Leaky Bookshelf Giveaway--pop over, leave a comment, the usual. Both books are literary historical fiction, so they'd be right up your alley!
I was, admittedly, a bit more surprised that nonfiction earned a steady 30% of readership. Not that I don't adore a good nonfiction--I tend to dive into research. I love research. Put me in front of a stack of books in a musty corner of a dingy library and I'm in heaven. I just didn't expect that so many of the rest of you enjoyed a good romp through reality as well!
Classics and Fantasy/Sci Fi maintained a solid presence with 20% each. Creating this poll reminded me that it's been ages since I read fantasy--any recommendations for getting me back in the game?
Poor Romance and Women's Fiction--seems its biggest fans are not reading this blog. They're not writing this blog, either--I enjoy a good love story, but layered into the folds of a historical or literary fiction plotline. Thoughts?
Care to elaborate on your vote? Any genres that I missed? Are you with the majority here, or do you have more eclectic tastes?