Favorite Polarizing Books
--These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.
I'm going to tweak this a little bit, but just roll with me.
- I think Urban Fantasy/Paranormal is a hit or miss with people. I think that due to some unpopular books and the whole over usage of Vampires a while back really put a bad taste in peoples' mouths and they were just done with it.
- My favorites would definitely have to be the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, I was a fan of these popular Vampire books while I think everyone younger than me (that's what it felt like) was OBSESSED with another series *cough*Twilight*cough*.
- Science Fiction is another category I feel people either hate or love. I think people find that it's intimidating or they don't know where to start, get flustered and just say forget.
- A classic Science Fiction book that was required reading for me in high school was Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I remember us having some serious class discussions about the book and the teacher across the hall coming in to quiet us down.
- Fantasy is another big one that I see people saying that they can't stand. And I can understand that, because I too was a non believer. But I feel that just like those people who say that they don't like to read, they just haven't found the right book for them.
- Mines, hands down will be The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien It was the first high fantasy book that I read and I listened to it with the audio book and I was just taken away. It was so magical and adventurous. It was an instant favorite.
- William Shakespeare isn't a category, but a playwright with whom people have some serious high school/middle school flashbacks and just cringe at the sight of his name. But for me, Shakespearean works flowed like butter. They weren't hard to understand and I loved studying his plays and sonnets. Some I still think about and reread to this day.
- My favorite, As You Like It.
And last but not least...
- Non-Fiction. I know that last November people were participating in Non-Fiction November and I took a look at my shelves and realized that I'm not a big Non-Fiction reader. On my list I saw that I read three (literally three) small non-fiction books last year. I know that I am not alone in my reasoning behind straying from Non-Fiction is that I'm afraid it's going to be dry or boring... or dry, and I can't seem to make myself do it. But this year I have set a goal (check my 2017 goals post) and I plan on sticking with it but back to the subject at hand...
- One Non-Fiction book that I really enjoyed despite my fears was The Hot Zone by Richard Preston I read this as a freshmen in HS (for a science project I was doing) and I was shocked! Slack-jawed the whole time I was reading this book. I couldn't read this fast enough. Yes it's about the Ebola virus and how it started it's spread in America and all the people it killed in it's wake. It was a truly scary read. But it's informational and it will open your eyes about things.
I hope you enjoyed reading this and have since added more books on your TBR piles, let me know 👇 down below 👇what are some of the subjects/books that you think are polarizing and have people toeing the line on either the love it or hate side. I can think of a few more, but I wanna hear from you.