What is Your Favorite Type of Book?

In honor of national book month, we’d like to know, what type of reading is your favorite? Maybe you get lost in the words of Steven King or perhaps you prefer reading tales from Nicholas Sparks. You might like to dream about worlds created by Orson Scott Card or envision the romances created by Nora Roberts. Or maybe you like to read nonfiction books in categories such as business, health, or self-help. Take the poll below to share your preferred type of reading, and add a comment below sharing a favorite book or author.

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Tyra Brooks March 20, 2014 at 9:02 am

I love to read the Bible, that is my most favorite, however I like inspirational books like Joel Olsteen, Joyce Meyer, and Ravi Zachariasis etc.

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Bonnie C November 8, 2013 at 9:46 am

I read a variety of genres, but primarily fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed all the Harry Potter books, as well as the Harry Dresden books (by Jim Butcher). Jim Butcher has also written the Codex Alera series, which I highly recommend. The series of The Sisters Grimm (by Michael Buckley) is enjoyable also.

While some of these may sound like books for younger people, they fill the need for lighter-weight entertainment for older people as well (some of the subject matter isn't well understood by younger people, and the double entendre employed by some authors is much better understood by readers with a bit more education and experience). They're usually an easy read, but that doesn't mean they won't make you think (and they usually contain some underlying message as well).

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Smith October 21, 2013 at 10:26 am

I'll read anything that is put in front of me, particularly fiction or any subject dealing with natural history. Horror, mystery, and sci-fi are my favorites, especially anything having to do with forensic science, such as the series by Jefferson Bass and Kathy Reichs.

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Smith October 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

I forgot to add that Diana Gabaldon is my favorite fiction writer; her characters have such depth that you feel like they are family, and years after reading one of her books, you wonder what a certain character would be doing at the moment. She has an amazing detail for historical accuracy, too.

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Rose October 21, 2013 at 9:05 am

I am an avid reader so there is no reading genre that I am really oppose to except horror. However when it comes to my favorite I would have to say that would be Christian fiction and that's funny because I had no clue that this subject in the Enoch Pratt Library had such a vast selection. Some of my favorite authors are RaShonda Billingsley, Vanessa Davis-Griggs, and Leslie Sherrod.

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jhawki October 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

I love to read what I write which is fiction; more specifically, fiction thrillers of the James Patterson sort, (like Elephants and Chopping Blocks Retain Their Natural Color, my own thriller).
I think a great thriller is right up there with Rocky Road ice cream.

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jhawki October 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

I love to read what I write which is fiction; more specifically, fiction thrillers of the James Patterson sort, (like Elephants and Chopping Blocks Retain Their Natural Color, my own thriller).
I think a great thriller is right up there with Rockey Road ice cream.

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Laura Gandy October 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

It was hard to pick one category. I am not a fan of romance novels, but read things in all of the other categories, and enjoy the work of many authors. I have recently finished Sharyn McCrumb's "King's Mountain" , and I am awaiting the delivery of Clive Cussler's latest Oregon Files adventure.

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