HW Assignment: Reading Profile

Note: This is a homework assignment for one of my MLS classes. We were asked to create a reading profile for ourselves (basically just describe what we like to read and why).

I’ve always been a big reader. The one exception was my freshman year of college, but once I got a Kindle my love affair with books resumed. I almost exclusively read YA, but am definitely open to other genres. While I’ll read any subgenre within the YA category, I’m especially drawn to contemporary romances, historical fiction, fairy tale retellings, and steampunk. I also have a weak spot for stories about teens who find themselves at strange boarding schools. Oddly specific, I know.

Some of my favorites that I read this past year include:

I think I like YA so much because I’m not too far past that age myself. I can still relate to the characters even if I’m not in that exact same period of life. I also love that the writing can still be beautiful and impactful, but that the plot and characters are the most driving elements of the story.

But like I said in my intro paragraph, I’m open to branching out. This past year I participated in Popsugar’s Reading Challenge and it made me read some books that I otherwise wouldn’t have been motivated to pick up. I read my first graphic novel and fell in love with Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. I’m excited to see what other books I discover in this class.

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6 thoughts on “HW Assignment: Reading Profile

  1. Reading Winter currently, so I made sure to scroll very quickly past your review so I didn’t see any spoilers 🙂 What have you found for steampunk reads? When I did an RA assignment for 501 last semester my partner was interested in that but I found it’s a pretty nebulous category. Not sure if it qualifies as steampunk but I recently read the first Lockwood and Co. book by Jonathan Stroud and really enjoyed it.

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    1. I really like Gail Carriger. She has one adult series and two YA series’ that are all set in the same world. Another good steampunk series is the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. I hear that the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld is also REALLY good. I have the first two books, but haven’t gotten to them yet. I’ll definitely have to look into Lockwood and Co though! I really enjoyed the Bartimeaus trilogy so I’m sure it’s great. I hope you’re enjoying Winter! I thought it was SO GOOD.

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