Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"V" is for...

VARIANT
by Robison Wells

This book caught me totally off guard and I love that about it. It is such a cool story and I don't know if I can wait until the next one comes out. If you haven't read it - DO IT!


VARIETY

I like a variety of things in my reading. I am not partial to one particular genre or age group when I choose what I read, although I do go through phases. Right now, I particularly love YA in either fantasy, paranormal or dystopian. Love them all!

In high school I read tons and tons of Mary Higgins Clark books! I love me a good murder mystery and she is phenomenal.

Elementary school had me flipping through the set of Little House on the Prairie, Babysitters Club, and my favorite... The Boxcar Children.

It's kind of fun to read a variety of things because you never know what may spark the idea for your next book. And lots of times, it comes from unexpected places.

So, have you read Variant yet? Did you like it? How about your reading? Do you like a wide variety of things or do you stick to one particular genre?

25 comments:

Joanna said...

I haven't read Variant yet and I too am pretty eclectic in my reading taste, though up for most good murder mysteries. I normally do not like science fiction, but last year reviewed Open Minds, which I adored, and can't wait for the sequel coming out at the end of the month.

Tobi Summers said...

I go through phases too. I usually get stuck on a genre or series until I burn it out, then switch to something else. Right now it's been urban fantasy for a few years (though I've moved from magic to werewolves back to magic). As a kid, I used to focus on a series until my parents cut me off because it was too far under my reading level (I read the Babysitters Club from second grade all the way through to seventh). Then in high school it was John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon and other legal thrillers.

Variant sounds really interesting. I'm going to have to check it out.

Cristina said...

this was a good book... it kept me guessing right up to the end. As long as it's YA and good I'll read any thing.... scifi, fantasy, dystopian, contemporary :)

S.P. Bowers said...

I really enjoyed Variant until the last two pages. They were so far out there, didn't make sense with the plot and were just so confusing that for me it didn't work. I know it was meant to be a cliff hanger but for me it was a real turn off.

I read a wide variety of things. I sometimes go through phases but mostly I just pick up whatever strikes my fancy.

Cortney Pearson said...

I haven't read Variant yet, but you're the second person to recommend it to me!! Guess I probably should, eh? :-p

elizabeth seckman said...

No, but I will have to check it out.

L.G.Smith said...

I'm a complete omnivore when it comes to reading, though I sometimes have a hard time with the sci-fi stuff. Just goes over my head usually.

Someone else recommended Variant. I'll have to stick it in the TBR pile. Must be good.

Stephanie Sinkhorn said...

Haven't read it yet... sounds intense!

I came by to let you know I tagged you in a Lucky 7 meme ;)

Rachel said...

Leigh - I haven't read VARIANT but it is on my to-read list. I just started THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer (it is a freakin HUGE book...like almost 700 pgs!) so I feel like I am going to be with it for a while lol. I am glad to hear its a good mystery and dude, I LOOOOOVED The Boxcar Children. :) I used to ask my mom if I could get a new grandpa with a rich house and I could live in his backyard, lololol.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I read a lot of different things - whatever story (and that includes nonfiction!) strikes me. Right now, I'm reading - and loving - CHOMP (MG/YA) by Carl Hiassen.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I used to love The Boxcar Children too! I actually wanted to live in a boxcar as a kid and I loved the Babysitter's Club. I usually read a lot of the same genre, but I am actually starting reading a lot of different stuff now. I'm finally reading a nonfiction book, not really my favorite genre but I will try. I'm reading "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" by Donald Miller.

Cassie Mae said...

Love me some Variant!

And Boxcar Children... I read a book a day when I was a youngin.

Carrie-Anne said...

I tend to read the kinds of things I write, historical fiction, literary fiction, and classic world literature. Usually I don't really get into contemporary books unless there's a strong element of literary fiction, or cultural or religious elements. I also read some sci-fi.

I read the BSC in elementary school too, then in junior high realized how unrealistic they were and how bad the writing was. A few years ago I started revisiting them as an adult, and was struck even more by unrealistic situations and bad writing, though the first few books were relatively well-written and the characters fairly well-developed. Why again did AMM and her ghostwriters think it were a good idea to trap these girls in a timewarp and have them repeat 8th grade over and over again instead of letting them grow up or proceed at a slower pace, with far less books?

Hope Roberson said...

I read Variant, talk about a great twist!

Morgan said...

I'm reading this right NOW!!!!!

I'm really liking it. And I'm SUCH a sporadic reader... in that I read everything... it goes along with my crazy unstable life ;)

Patricia T. said...

Haven't read Variant. I like variety and I do like some science fiction. Don't laugh, but I enjoy a good Amish book, as well as have favorite adult authors. I like books that take current issues of today and write them into fiction. Also read a lot of spiritual material, in addition to the hundreds of children's books.

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

I haven't read Variant yet, but it looks good. I do like a bit of variety in my genres, it keeps things interesting and I've found some great books that way!
A2ZMommy and What’s In Between

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good choice! I can't wait for October when the next book in the series comes out.

inluvwithwords said...

I haven't read Variant yet, but I love the cover!
I also go in phases with my reading. Right now I'm into YA contemporary and YA written in verse.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I have five-six different genres I like.

Nicole said...

Love the Boxcar Children! I had SO many of those books as a kid. I haven't read Variant yet, but it sounds really intriguing.

Clarissa Draper said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your blog looks wonderful. I haven't read this book but I love the cover and the genre.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I am also a big YA fan and I have NOT read Variant and am adding it to my list immediately - in fact, I may bump it ahead of whatever was next in the queue because it sounds SO GOOD! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. And only another week before Insurgent comes out!!!

Leslie Rose said...

Variant is new to me. I try and read in the genre I'm writing at the moment. YA - Sci Fi is my focus right now, but I'm eager to read Death Comes to Pemberly to satisfy my Mr. Darcy itch.

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