Being a pretty conservative, straight-and-narrow reader, I tend to read literary fiction, historical fiction, commercial fiction, and an occasional mystery. I'm living on the edge right now by reading Angelology, by Danielle Trussoni. Gasp...I know...it deals with a subject beyond tangible reality. I'm enjoying the novel thus far, and it makes me wonder what I've been missing by keeping my reading list so "vanilla."
While I can't imagine myself writing anything outside my traditionally preferred genres, I think that reading other genres might help me be a more creative writer. I've fallen into a genre rut and I can't get up! My next book needs to be from a genre I don't usually read.
What genres do you like to read and why? Do you tend to stick with one or two genres? What book best represents the genre you like to read? Help a girl out here, will you?