The Book List Meme at Lost in Books asks a simple question this week, “What are your favorite genres?” Actually it’s not that easy to answer. First there’s the “favorite” word. How do I pick my “favorites?” How can I choose when I love them all? And then “genres.” There are so many genres and sub-genres and books that cross categories that it’s tough, but I finally came up with a rather broad list.

Mystery – “Human nature doesn’t change. Our clothiers change, our technology changes, but the passions that drive people to commit a crime, which is what these books are all about, doesn’t change, and that’s endlessly fascinating.” ~Miner

Romance – “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” ~Amanda Cross

Fantasy – “Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.” ~Terry Pratchett

It’s interesting that those have been my favorites really since I was a young.

So, what are your favorite genres? Have they changed over the years?