Friday, July 6, 2012

Follow Friday

This weekly event is hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read.

This week's question: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

My answer: Hmmm let's see . . . honestly it would have to be contemporary! I'm a huge fantasy and sci-fi fan you see, so I don't usually read outside those two genres, especially when it comes to YA books. But lately, like over the last few years or so, I've read many contemporary books (mostly because I heard so many amazing things about this genre and I felt like I was missing out) that have suprised me a great deal.

To name a few books they are . . . Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, Epic Fail . . . the list is endless. And, I even love books written by some of my favourite contemp. authors which include the likes of Sarah Dessen, Elizabeth Scott, and Jennifer Echols!

What genre surprised you the most?

Have a great weekend you guys!

35 comments:

  1. Hopping through. So glad you loved those contemp books. I've always been a fan of contemp. I especially love Anna and the FK.
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    1. I think everyone loved Anna. Such a brilliant book.

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  2. I really need to get Anna. I used to read Contemporary a lot when I was a teen until I found Historical Romance then Fantasy and Paranormal.

    New Follower

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    1. Thanks for following! You definitely need to read Anna!

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  3. I'm glad to find someone else who doesn't read much contemporary - and who loved Anna anyway! Happy Friday!

    My FF this week

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    1. It's good to see I'm not the only one. :)

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  4. I guess that means I have to read Anna and the Boy Next Door, as others have listed this as well.

    New GFC follower.

    Here' my FF #2.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks for following! Anna should definitely be a MUST!

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  5. New Networked Blogs follower... Oh I am not a major fan of sci-fi, but I found a series and author that I love!
    Alexia - Here is My FF Post

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    1. Good to hear! Thanks for following!

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  6. I'm yet to read Anna and the Boy Next Door *hangs head in shame* but one of these days I intend to get around to it! Old follower, here!
    Thanks for stopping by My FF!

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    1. French Kiss, French Kiss! I meant Anna and the French Kiss! My brain is fried from all the virtual blog hopping! :s

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    2. LOL. Don't worry I get mixed up too. haha.

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  7. Seriously love Anna and Lola! Thanks for stopping by! My Follow

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  8. I'm not a contemporary girl either, but I LOOOOOOOOOVE Anna!! I think that's my favourite contemporary to date! Lola was cute too, though nothing can top Etienne St. Clair ;) But if you liked those ones, I think you'll really like My Life Next Door, Erin! It's sort of semi-similar, and probably my second favourite contemp next to Anna :)

    Awesome answer, Erin! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! <3

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    1. Nothing will ever top St. Clair! haha.

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  9. I also sometimes give contempprary a chnace but not often.

    New follower.
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  10. I really want to start reading some contemporary books so thanks for all these suggestions! :D

    New follower!! Follow back? Here's my post. :D

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  11. Wow, I so cannot relate :) I looove contemporary. Always have, always will. But all the books and authors you mentioned will probably turn every reader out there into a contemporary lover. Dessen, Perkins, Scott - amazing!
    I'm a new follower and if you want to see my FF you can find it here:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/07/feature-follow-friday.html

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    1. Thanks for following! I know many readers have read nothing but contemporary books so it's great that I love this genre now.

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  12. I struggled with contemp untill I read What I didn't say which I loved! I need to read Anna and the french kiss, I have it but haven't gotten round to reading it. New follower Via GFC and NB.

    my Follow Friday

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  13. I'm the same. I never read contemps much before blogging, and I still don't read a lot (but I am trying :P). I loved Anna and the French Kiss!

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    1. I'm trying to read more contemps now too. But yeah, Anna is one of the best books out there!

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  14. I LOVE Anna and The French Kiss! It's one of my favorite books :)

    Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!! I am a new follower

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    1. Thanks for following! I think everyone LOVES Anna.

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  15. I have Anna & TFK on my Kindle, but I have not touched it yet. And I am a fan of contemporary. I ...am a fan of everything, lol. Sci-fi and and fantasy included because they. are. awesome!

    I love you little bio on the side too. K-Pop is awesome :0)

    New follower :0) You can find my FF here.

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    1. I'm pretty much a fan of everything nowadays too . . . every genre surprises me more and more.

      Yes! K-Pop is awesome. >_<

      Thanks for following.

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  16. I am so glad you're enjoying the contemps you've been reading! For me it's sci-fi/paranormal.

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    1. I'm really glad too. I absolutely love sci-fi and paranormal so yay! :)

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  17. I'm actually a fan of contemporary and I'm dying to read Stephanie Perkin's books so I think I'll have to check them out soon since you enjoyed them and you don't usually like contemp!

    Fab answer this week, Erin!

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  18. I actually love contemporary romance or "vanillas" as I like to call them. I would like to try Urban Fantasy as I have a good friend who raves about them. Thanks for your comment on The Readers Den. I followed GFC and through email. :)

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