Jun 25, 2011

Top 5 Sundays

Top 5 Sundays is a weekly blog meme created by Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life.

Here's a little info about the meme taken from Larissa's blog:

Every Sunday I will post a TOP 5 list on the blog. It can be about anything and every week I'll have a new theme {You can vote on next week’s theme on my left sidebar!} and I will ad the Mr.Linky bellow the post so you can do a list with the theme and add you link to it.

1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)

This week's topic is: Favorite Genres NOT UF or PNR

*in no particular order

**Also note that I did this post early Friday, at that time this topic was the one with the most votes, think it will be the winner as well. If by chance it's not, the my apologies! I set this up early since I'm on vacation!

On another note...OMG! This is hard! I only read UF or PNR. And I highly doubt UF YA is going to count as not UF! :) But after some thinking I did chose some, mostly titles, that I read a a few years back that I really enjoyed. And 2-3 current ones that I love! So there are 5 (maybe 6) books/series, in some cases, that I read and loved and they aren't UF. But they did fall under the same genre at times!

Historical Fiction

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
Somehow I really did enjoy Dunant's books. Didn't read her third one in this series, but I really liked the time period in some ways that this took place. In Italy, possibly during or near the Renaissance.

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
This one so counts! Just because there is mentioning of vampires and whatnot doesn't really make it UF or PNR! This has a boatload of historical references in it! And really the "vampire" parts aren't really vampire-like that we're used to. So it counts! ;)

Classic Fiction

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Somehow a miracle happened! All throughout high school I didn't like a single book we had to read. Everyone had faves like To Kill a Mockingbird and others. I just didn't care for them. Remember I'm a paranormal reader. But for some reason I LOVED this book! I thought it was just incredible!


This was a steampunk novel that I really got into! Totally loved it! Although, it might be "cheating", because in some of the steampunk books that I read there are the occasional vampire or werewolf. I also like Gail Carriger's The Parsol Protectorate series!

Soulless by Gail Carriger
Not totally counting this in my Top 5, since there's vampires, werewolves, and parasols! Wasn't sure if it could count!

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
 (as well as the rest of the Study and Magic trilogies!)
I love-love-love-LOVE Maria's books, as you may know by now! Hers was the first and possibly still the only fantasy series that I read. One of the few that I read without vampires, werewolves, etc! There was still plenty of action, fight scenes in this one. And Janco! He's the best! Makes the whole series worth reading, even though he's not there all the time! Best secondary character ever!


  1. There are genres outside of PNR and UP? :O! That is news to me! ;)
    Oh gosh! I wouldn't know how to answer this question...

  2. Awesome picks! totally agree with Steampunk and Fantasy! =P


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