Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Genres

Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey on youtube where she picks a topic and everyone shares their top 5 - there's a bunch of people participating (links are below)


This week's top is your top 5 genres. I do like a wide variety of genres, but I do have favorites that I read more than others and some genres I only read a little bit from and there's others I want to try more of! I already made a top 10 of my favorite genres which I will link below but that one isn't in order - this one will be :) These picks are regardless whether the book is fiction, non-fiction, YA, Adult, NA, classics....etc.


I will be counting down to my favorite, here is my top 5 favorite genres:


5. Fantasy

- I don't think I read enough fantasy, but when I do I love it so much. For me, this includes fairy-tale retellings which I love so much!

Some favorites books: The Princess Bride by William Golding, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, the lunar chronicles by Marissa Meyer, Harry Potter series, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern...


4. Coming of Age

- I just love reading about people growing up and going through something that changes them, just really good character growth

Favorites: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky...


3. Contemporary

- I just love a good book set in present day about characters just living life and dealing with real-life issues and happy stuff

Favorites: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella, The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick...


2. Romance

- I am a hopeless romantic, so I love a good romance in a book no matter what other genres that book is! I haven't read too much NA but I'm trying some and I don't like what I call the "fabio" type romance books but I just love a good romance!

Favorites: Every book by Nicholas Sparks, Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell....


1. Historical Fiction

- My weakness is for books set in a different time period. Whether the book is teaching you about something in history or just showing you a different era, I love it all!

Favorites: The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen, The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Infernal devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, Water for Elepants by Sara Gruen, the Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton,...



What are you favorite genres? Any recommendations for me based on mine?










- Gingerreadslainey's video:  - here's her channel, check her out!:

- List of other Wednesdayer's/goodreads page:


Related Posts:



Top 5: Recommendations for New Readers:


Top 5: Books I Want As Movies:


Top 5: Book Friendships:


Top 5: Book Parents:


Top 5: Best Sequels:


Top 10 Favorite Genres: