Bookish Debate: Fantasy or Contemporary?

Hi guys, it’s Beth here! So, I haven’t done a bookish debate for a while and there is one I’d like to discuss.

I adore contemporary and always have – I read Jacqueline Wilson as a child when everyone else were massive Harry Potter fans! I have changed a lot now…and I’ll read basically all genres – but my heart is still pretty set on contemporaries! They’re just perfect, easy reads for me.

The main reason I’ve always loved contemporaries so much is because they enhance life. They show things aren’t always so bad, and everything can change in a week, a month, a year.

But…I see the other view, with fantasy and paranormal. Because they take you completely out of this world and show you another…a world that only exists in you and the authors head. One completely invented but still just as magical as the one that exists right here on earth. And maybe that’s what a book should do, invent another galaxy.

But I’ve always found a crazy kind of comfort in contemporary. They’re just so easy to read because you don’t have to think or imagine how weird super powers would work or why that evil vampire won’t just die already.

What do you think? Fantasy or contemporary?

 

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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6 thoughts on “Bookish Debate: Fantasy or Contemporary?

  1. I honestly LOVE both. Which one I gravitate to depends on my mood and what’s going on in my life at the moment. If I’m just feeling kind of down and like things suck, contemporaries can be a great way to lift my spirits up a bit. Fantasy doesn’t do the same for me, even though it brings me to a completely different world. I don’t know, I guess I find it deals with a lot of dark/tough themes so it’s not as much of a mood-lifter for me. But yeah, I really love reading both. 🙂

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    1. That’s a great way to be! I totally agree with contemporary being a mood-lifter, I find them them light and easy to read when I’m down too. I also find fantasy hard to read when I’m down as I tend to have my energy focused on something else and I can’t help but find fantasy a little draining!

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      1. Fantasy can definitely be draining! Especially when you’re first getting into it because there’s always a lot of world-building and if you don’t have your attention on it 100%, you’re likely to miss things that may end up confusing you later. It definitely requires you to focus more than contemporary.

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      2. Definitely! I find a lot of fantasy confusing actually, there’s just so much to remember. Especially if I leave a series for a while or it takes a long time for the next book to come out!

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