BTT: Restrictions

April 29, 2010

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme.

God* comes to you and tells you that, from this day forward, you may only read ONE type of book–one genre–period, but you get to choose what it is. Classics, Science-Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Cookbooks, History, Business … you can choose, but you only get ONE.

What genre do you pick, and why?

*Whether you believe in God or not, pretend for the purposes of this discussion that He is real.

Can I go with “she”? <grin>

Anyways … I would likely pick Non-Fiction as a genre. Do I get to be that broad? I hope so. Because if I could only pick one genre, that would be it. I can handle never getting to read fiction again – I would be said, but I would survive. On the other hand, I’d be really bored, unhappy, and out of touch if I couldn’t read non-fiction anymore. I have such a wide variety of it, and the pile keeps on growing! I love to read about education, religion, sexuality, politics, ethics … all kinds of things! There’s such a broad range of topics within the non-fiction genre that I would be content and happy.

How about you?


  • Josette April 29, 2010 at 11:53 am

    It’s great that you like to read non-fiction. I don’t read much non-fiction but am interested in checking out some of those which I’ve been eyeing for a while. If it’s inspirational books by successful people, I’m interested too.

  • Michael April 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    I still think it’s one of those impossible to answer questions….or maybe it’s just me. Because I can go through stages (sort of like artists) where I’ll be in the mood for one type of a book or another.

    Couldn’t I just be banished to only read off my TBR list for the rest of my life?

    That would take about six years. 🙂

    • Carina April 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      Me, too! I have a crazy pile of books at my house that I’ve never read. Maybe a couple hundred.

  • Amy April 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Great choice! I wouldn’t have thought of getting around it like that. I would also choose non-fiction. And the few hundred on the tbr pile, because I already own them so it doesn’t count right? 😉

    • Carina April 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      I hope not, otherwise I’m screwed. 😉 I can’t believe how many books I’ve bought (or been gifted, or salvaged when someone was moving) over the past 5 years!

  • bookeywookey April 29, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I know what you mean! The teetering TBR pile. Nice out.

  • JLS Hall (Joy's Blog) April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I love to read nonfiction, too, but I could never give up novels. So I guess I’m out of luck! This was such a hard question – hope we never have to make the decision in the real world!

  • Wanda April 30, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    See now, GOD didn’t say anything about pamplets and magazines so technically, I could still get my non-fiction fix. 😉

    Thanks for dropping by yesterday!

  • Julie May 1, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Is Contemporary Fiction a genre in and of itself? If so, I would choose that, because it covers a wide range of books!

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