What is a genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?

I stumbled across this question somewhere in cyber space and it immediately brought to mind a genre I’d love to delve into – memoirs! I’ve read a couple I have adored and would love to explore the genre further.

Some of my favourites:

In fact, I’ve loved most memoirs I’ve delved into. I adore reading about people who’s lives have been completely different to my own. I find it fascinating, and I’d love to read more from the genre. I just have no idea where to start! Does anyone have any recommendations?

What genre do you rarely read but wish you did? Maybe we can all work together to recommend some titles!

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13 Responses to What is a genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?

  1. Abbie Taylor says:

    I recently read a good memoir, Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert. . As you may know, she starred as Laura on the television series, Little House on the Prairie. This book talks about her life including her experiences on the show.,


    • Jodie says:

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll check it out.


    • Laura says:

      Have you read “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” by Alison Arngrim? She played the horrible Nellie Olsen in Little House on the Prairie, so the book is all about how she grew up as one of the most hated women on tv. It was GREAT – really funny and interesting!


  2. shari says:

    I don’t know if I would say rarely read but I wish I read more biography. I think people’s lives are interesting.


  3. Heather says:

    I highly recommend Etty Hillesum’s autobiography. A genre I want to get into more is good historical fiction. Was blown away by “Devil in the White City”!


  4. Ken Dowell says:

    I’d like to read more philosophy, but it takes a level of concentration and pacing that I usually don’t have the patience or the right environment for.


  5. Hi, I generally don’t read fantasy -apart from classics and some excellent writers like Rothfuss, GRRM, etc – and I’d like to. But lack of consistency puts me off. Biographies and memories are interesting, especially historical ones when well written. Renaissance is one of my favourites, let me know if you need any suggestion. 🙂


  6. I actually agree! Mine is memoirs as well!


  7. Karen says:

    I do love me a good memoir. Judi Dench’s And Furthermore is one of my favourites there.
    I want to read more contemporary fiction. I’m just more drawn to fantasy/YA at the moment. We’ll see whether that will change (probably not, the list of books I want to read in those genres is getting endless… haha)


  8. Meg says:

    I pretty much read all kinds of fiction, and no non-fiction, but I’ve read a few really great travelogues that make me want to set off on an adventure!


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