If you haven't guessed from the sidebar, I'm a bit of a bookworm. Or at least I used to be until I had kids and was working full time. My husband reads a lot more than me. He reads old mysteries in ebook format on his phone or his tablet while he watches the girls. I've read some stuff on ebook but I prefer to hold the actual paper book in my hand. At least until I get a Kindle Fire or something. Someday. And soon I won't be working (for those of you joining me for A to Z, my T-Mobile call center is closing in June).
I read a lot of books when I was younger. I always hated the ones they assigned us in school. I did the summer library reading and the MS Readathon (my kind of marathon since I don't have an athletic bone in my body). When I was in 3rd grade, I got bored with the kids section and wandered downstairs to the adult section where all the Star Trek books were. Now, I generally read young adult stuff. It's generally more engaging and better written. I don't touch romance books (not with a 10 foot pole).
I generally do scifi and fantasy as my genre of choice. I find as I grow older, it appeals less. Probably losing my innocence or something.
Here are some of my favorites:
The Looking Glass Wars (Frank Beddor). I picked this book up because a) it looked kinda cool and b) it was on clearance. I have all three books in the series. It's a very interesting take on Alice in Wonderland.
Star Trek New Frontier (Peter David). This is the only Star Trek series that I still read. Peter David was always my favorite author in the Star Trek universe and this is a novel-only series with his twisted sense of humor. There are even a few comic books in the set too. Getting the latest book of Amazon once my gift cards come in.
Dragonriders of Pern (Anne McCaffrey). I haven't read all the outlying books, just the main books of the series and I do like them a lot.
Tales of the Frog Princess (E.D. Baker). A interesting take on the frog prince story where the princess is wearing a charm-reversal bracelet...which turns her into a frog when she kisses the frog. The other books introduce more magical characters. I just realized there are another 2 books that I don't have. Oh, well. I guess I'll collect them later.
I've also done the other "extremely popular" series like Twlight, Hunger Games, and Inheritance. They were ok. I do really like Harry Potter though.
You can see the rest of the books that I've read along with reviews if you click on the Goodreads widget in the sidebar.