All through the month of May we'll be playing the hashtag game #MayWeRead.
We asked our authors to send us responses to the various prompts, and we'll be featuring some of them throughout the month.
I love the imagination and fun worlds I cantravel to in fantsy and sci-fi. Historical fiction makes history come alive. That's the only way I really learn it.
Kandi J Wyatt
I love just about anything fantasy, and a smattering of sci-fi - basically, if it's got a bit of magic and romance, or transports me to incredible worlds, I'm in. I also tend to stick to the young adult category, because I've found the stories there to be awesome, and I have to wade through less of the stuff I don't like to find more of the stuff I do like.
I love YA fantasy, especially if it includes some romance! I enjoy YA because it's such a transformational time in life, and full of so many possibilities. And fantasy is fun because anything can happen and authors can get so creative.
I am a pretty eclectic reader, but I love history and certain historical time periods: ancient Rome, the Golden Age of Piracy, medieval Europe, anything in Scotland, the Vikings, the Celts... I will read historical fiction in any of these settings. It's one of my top two favorite things to read. My other favorite thing to read is fantasy, which is probably because elements of any and all of those time periods often pop up in fantasy, with magic thrown in to boot! Oh, and I also love the classics.
I got into reading in elementary school. We had a program called Book-It. Being competitive by nature, I tried to read as many books as I could.
Babysitters Club, Nancy Drew, books from R.L. Stine, and Christopher Pike, Boxcar Children: were a few of my go to books.
I love reading fantasy, science fiction, YA and MG reads...pretty much anything with a hero, a villain, and an adventure. If there is a dragon or true love's kiss included, that's frosting on the cake!
I'm open to most genres. But I especially love fantasy. Because of the possibilities.
Mary Anne Landers
I have loved fantasy, adventure, and historical fiction since I was eight years old. I've always felt like I've lived in the wrong place and time, so books have been my passport to other worlds.
Katy Huth Jones
I was the stubborn kid who told her mom that obviously she was quite capable of surviving without things like school and reading, and I think I learned to read purely based on exposure. After that, I had a period as a kid where I really thought I wasn't "allowed" to read books that didn't have the correct "grade level" mark on them. I think it was a friend who was reading well above grade level who made me go, "Wait? That's allowed? I can do that." Because of that, I really hate grade level requirements and reading lists.
I read all over the place. My favorite is fantasy, but I like light fantasy rather than sprawling epics. I also have a major soft spot for children's fiction. I like the clarity of it.
H. L. Burke
A blog about all things fantasy from the elements we all love to how to write it. Posts are from our very own Fellowship of Fantasy authors.