I decided to do a little stats analyzing (oh, my inner nerd) to see if those genres I tend to like get more 5 star reviews than genres I don't normally like. And, of course, if the reverse is true of 2 star reviews. Specifically, I wanted to see if fantasy had more positive reviews and realistic fiction had more negative. Here's the breakdown from my blog in pie chart form (see above parenthetical exclamation):
And discovered that fantasy also tops that list. Mind you, I found that I nearly equally give 2 star reviews to each genre. In fact, the only genre that seemed to move up a bit in comparison to 5 star reviews was paranormal (which, I kind of expected). As this kind of disproved my initial theory, I thought I'd better look at my overall reading by genre. I only did reading for this year since the data was the most complete.
As you can see, fantasy does top my list at 31%, though I was a bit surprised by how low dystopian was on the scale (only 13%). It feels like I've been reading lots of that, but I guess not in comparison to fantasy and paranormal. Based on this, it makes sense that fantasy tops both my 5 and 2 star reviews. I read quite a bit more of that genre than any other, so I should have more reviews in general of that genre, both good and bad.
If you've stuck with me thus far, bravo for you! Do you find yourself reading more of a certain genre or thinking you give more negative reviews of a specific genre?
If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage