Monday Pep Rally is a weekly feature where the Misfits post a question for you, the reader, to answer. You can answer on your own blog and link in the comments, or just answer here!
Ever hear yourself say "I mostly read this (genre, market, tense, etc), but I loved this other (genre, market, tense, etc)? I do this ALL THE TIME. Basically, I like to eat my words. For example, I always talk about how I don't like first person. It's too much in the narrator's head and I like scope. I've put down books because they're first person and get too navel-gazing-y (totally a word). Yet one of my favorite books of all times (Leigh Ann's ONE) is first person and it's the PERFECT voice for that story. Or I don't like adult romance. Particularly inspiration romance. I mean, really? But I've read one particular historical, inspirational, adult romance (it's called CIRCLE OF HONOR) probably a dozen times. Any time I attempt to restrict my reading habits, I come up with more exceptions to my own rules. Even my current MS is an exception. I write fantasy and yet here I am with a contemp romance I adore. I think it just proves that each story is more than whatever categories you can stick it in. The most wonderful part of reading is traveling to different places, meeting different people. experiencing new things in your head. Exceptions are exactly why I love books - they're all those things and more because they're not what I normally read.
How about you? What are your favorite books outside your normal reading habits? Share so we can all go break our own rules!