As a child
other mystery and suspense books I could find in my reading level
As a Teenager
romance and horror were my mainstay:
Sweet Valley High
Silhouettes Teen romance line
mainly suspense and horror books:
More Stephen King
More Dean Koontz
First years of Marriage (right after college)
I picked up romance again and found romantic suspense and also paranormal romance:
Last few years - I continue branching out
I've gone back to young adult and moved into more general fiction, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction and even non-fiction. I also really like new authors with the small independent presses - you can find some real gems among them:
Twilight series (I had to see what all the fuss was about)
Cecily von Ziegesar
This is just a quick overview of authors/series I could think of. One thing that has not changed over time is that I love to read.
I really love the doors that reviewing has opened up to me - books I wouldn't have necessarily read, but I got a chance to review them and they sounded good. These books have ended up as some of my favorites. I still find myself getting the big names from the library when their books are released but not as much as I use to - there are so many great authors out there waiting to be tried. Not everyone will like the same books I do, but that's the beauty of the wonderful variety there is out there - we don't all have to like the same thing.
How about your evolution as a reader - have you changed over the years - broadened your horizons or come down to one or two genres you like. Tell me about it how you have changed or stayed the same and what authors you like now for a chance to win 1 book of your choice from the selection of book/ARCs below. Either leave a comment with your answer or a link to a blog post if you would like to do that. Open to US/Canada only. Ends 2/12/10.