This is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag

This is My Genre Tell Me Yours

Alright! I was tagged by Sarah@ Reviews and Readathons to tell you a little bit about my favorite genre. The tag was created by Drew @  TheTattooedBookGeek.

This is my genre tag

It took me some time to inventory what I’ve read lately and see what my genre is exactly, because honestly, I tent to read all over the map.

Question 1: What is your favorite genre?

I think my favorite genre is historical fiction. I’ve always liked reading about different time periods, and different countries during different time periods. It’s probably about as close as I will come to taking a trip in the TARDIS.


Question 2: Who is your favorite author from that genre? 

There are so many different subgenres that I have a hard time picking just one. Plus, I haven’t really read the work of any one particular author, especially if they’re prolific. In the past, I’ve really enjoyed Sarah Waters’ work, especially Fingersmith, and I love Kate Morton’s aesthetic.

Question 3: What is it about the genre that keeps pulling you back?

I think it’s because of the number of ways the genre can be interpreted and put into use. There is so much history to explore, and it can take you back to certain points in time. Some writers are also really great at playing with time in their novels through duel narratives, which have been some of my favorites.

Question 4: What is the book that started your love for the genre?

Also, I was in elementary school when Titanic came out, and I remember the Titanic book from the Dear America series being in high demand at the school library.

Question 5: If you had to recommend at least one book from your favorite genre to a non-reader/someone looking to start reading that genre, what book would you choose and why? 

So my primer for historical fiction includes three books that treat historical setting differently. The first would be City of Thieves by David Benioff, I recommend this book to just about everyone, and I have always gotten positive feedback from people who have really enjoyed it. Plus, David Benioff is actually one of the writers from Game of Thrones, so you know you’re in for a wild ride.

The next would be In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. This is a historical fiction novel based on a true story. Its set in the Dominican Republic during Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s reign, and it follows the Maribel sisters as they join the resistance. It’s really a great book, and I recommend it. The writing is beautiful, and the story is very interesting.

For someone more comfortable with a duel narrative, I would recommend The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis. This is a book that using one character to bridge two storylines, and it’s still fascinating, even though only half of the book is set in the 1950s. This one deals a lot with changing gender roles, and what its like being a woman in the 1950s as opposed to the 21st Century.

Question 6: Why do you read? 

I read to see the world through another lens. Its part of why I don’t stick to just one genre and I will read mysteries, historical fiction, and young adult in moderation.

So, that’s my genre! I feel like there were about five ways I could have answered this tag, but I think this one rings true. So, I am going to tag a few people to keep this going!

Alex @ Whimsy Pages
Sophie @ Blame Chocolate
Celeste @ Inked Books
Em @ Keystroke Blog
Anjie @ Love Thy Shelf
Sydney @ Fire and Rain Books
Ola @ Ola Reads Books





Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

29 thoughts on “This is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Tag

  1. Thank you so much for the tag! Actually, this will be the perfect time to do this tag, because I think my taste has changed a lot since I started my blog and I am very very into Sci-fi and dystopian books right now! I might even have an obsession. πŸ˜€


    1. Hi Kristin, Thank you for commenting! WWII fanfiction is just amazing! I love how creative people have been getting with perspectives in recent years. The Women in the Castle is also on my list for the near future. I love 1920s fiction as well!


    Also thanks for tagging me!! This tag is so awesome!!


  3. I read that Titanic book when I was in primary school – I was so obsessed with at the time. I was trying to find it again recently but couldn’t remember what it was called – thank you!!


    1. I am going to look up Grave Mercy, it sounds like a story that I would like if the title is any indication. Honestly, I don’t know why more people don’t like historical fiction. I think it may be because they think of a certain time period, but it can really be any book that is set in the past, and there’s a lot of cross genre stories out there.

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      1. Oh sweet! I can’t wait for your recs! It’s hard with the book club because we’re looking for something that stands alone since we’re not trying to give people tons of book homework with a series. πŸ™‚

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      2. I totally understand! Fantasy books usually go for series or trilogies. Grave Mercy has 2 other companion books but can be read as a stand alone. Graceling by Kristin Cashore is also fantasy with companion books but can be read as a standalone! I haven’t read it but my friend did, The Siren by Kiera Cass is a standalone as well.


  4. I’ll be adding City of Thieves to my TBR because I’ve seen it everywhere lately, and now you also recommend it, even though I don’t read much historical fiction 😁 thank you for tagging meeee, I’m gonna do this some time this week! 😊


  5. Lovely tag! I love historical fiction too but for some reason I don’t read a lot of it… Hmm. Will definitely take up on your recs, though, especially The Doll House as I’ve been seeing it everywhere.
    Thank you so much for tagging me but I’ve already done this one before. I appreciate the thought, though, means a lot! ❀


    1. No problem! I am glad you stopped by anyway! πŸ™‚ I am going to check out your post on your blog.

      The Dollhouse has been everywhere lately, I think mostly because Fiona Davis just released a new book. I really liked her narrative though so I am looking forward to her new book.

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      1. Of course! Always enjoy reading your posts πŸ™‚
        Yeah, I hadn’t given it much thought as I’m always cautious when it comes to hype, but I’ll give it a go now πŸ˜‰
        Thank you for checking out my post ❀ Hope you like it!


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