Hi guys, it’s Beth here! So, I haven’t done a bookish debate for a while and there is one I’d like to discuss.
My lovely friend Emma over at The Book Crunch tends to prefer fantasy/paranormal over contemporary/romance. But I’m the opposite! I adore contemporary and always have – I read Jacqueline Wilson as a child when everyone else were massive Harry Potter fans! I have changed a lot now…and I’ll read basically all genres – but my heart is still pretty set on contemporaries! They’re just perfect, easy reads for me.
The main reason I’ve always loved contemporaries so much is because they enhance life. They show things aren’t always so bad, and everything can change in a week, a month, a year.
But…I see the other view, with fantasy and paranormal. Because they take you completely out of this world and show you another…a world that only exists in you and the authors head. One completely invented but still just as magical as the one that exists right here on earth. And maybe that’s what a book should do, invent another galaxy.
But I’ve always found a crazy kind of comfort in contemporary. They’re just so easy to read because you don’t have to think or imagine how weird super powers would work or why that evil vampire won’t just die already.
What do you think? Fantasy or contemporary?
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽