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What is your favorite genre of books?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Bookstore interview

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The interviewer will be interested to know what type of books you like to read. Take the opportunity to relay information about some of your all-time favorite reads within that genre. It's a great idea to ask the question in turn so that you can get to know your interviewer on a more personal level."

What is your favorite genre of books?
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"I enjoy learning more about the environment. Subjects such as environmental sustainability and global warming interest me. What is your favorite genre?"


"I enjoy a wide range of genres; however, if I had to choose a specific genre I would say science fiction. I love how I can get lost in a sci-fi book for hours at a time."

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What is your favorite genre of books?
I have no favourite as I read a lot of different types but I guess if I had to pick it would be romantic novals.
Oh god how do I decide. I find myself more reading young adult books I'm hopeless romantic. What else to do enjoy a good horror funny book. Lately I've been getting into more historical Fiction books.
I love more historical or mystery genre books, I love to read about how things are created or made or meanings to places, names etc.
Honestly I read a lot of murder mystery, know that I think about it (David Balldacci)
I really don't have a specific one, I just pick up the first book I find that I feel like wanting to read.
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical.
I am going to be stereotypical and say fiction. I say that because it is the most limitless and I never get tired of being essentially tricked into believing the story, getting lost in the details, getting so desperately attached to a character that, at the end of the day, does not exist. But for a few moments they did exist. It was you. That being said, my interests vary from romance, science fiction, dystopian literature, young adult lit, historical fiction, the classics, thrillers, poetry and plays...
I enjoy murder mysteries such as Agatha Christie novels. I also enjoy the occasional biography as well as scientific articles that deal with biological functions and aspects.
I love most genres, but my favourites are crime and fantasy.
Mostly I enjoy romantic books and drama.
Non-fiction, philosophy, art history.
I enjoy all different genres, but I tend to lean towards Fantasy. Working in a children's book store, I've also read a lot of young adult.
My favourite genre would probably be fantasy and science fiction. We like to say that the classics like Gatsby and Tale Of Two Cities are the most important books, but when you think about it, science fiction has probably inspired more than all the classics combined.
I love mystery and humour novels.
I read and enjoy most genres, but I have to say the ones I enjoy most are Sci-fi/Fantasy, like Dune, The Hunger Games, and The Lord of the Rings.
Young adult fiction. Fantasy.
My favorite genre of books are biographies.
My favorite genre of books are biographies.
I read a lot of mystery books and classic books. But I'm a wide reader so I do read quite a few of each genre.
Science fiction, textbooks, whodunit.
I enjoy reading from a wide variety but am currently enjoying the classics.
I love learning so historical fiction is so interesting for me, I also really love horror and crime novels and lately I have been really interested in classical literature.
I read mostly educational books.
Magic Realism. Psychological nonfiction. Poetry collections. Modernist fiction.
Probably fantasy. I like a lot of different genres.
Fiction, classics.
Mystery, suspense, thriller.
I'll read just about anything, but I have always had a fondness for science fiction and fantasy.
High fantasy/sci-fi and dystopian society fiction.
I've always been a huge fan of the classics, the old-style of writing is beautiful to me, and I've loved the writing style of authours from the past, such simplicity.
I love young adult. There is something so captivating about this genre. I guess because I'm still young, I love reading most books from this series. The way the book is written is so fluid, and it just takes me back happy memories. I feel like with the adult fiction, there isn't enough magic, and the books are a bit more serious. This isn't always the case, but I do enjoy a good journey from start to finish, and young adult books usually don't di.
Paranormal fantasy and popular fiction.

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