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Middle-Grade Fiction: I generally don't read this genre, but if you've got something along the lines of Percy Jackson, Septimus Heap, Spiderwick Chronicles, or Redwall, you've got my attention.
YA and Adult Fiction: Fantasy / Paranormal / Sci-Fi / Humor / Romance. If it's witchy, fae, gothic, superhero, or fantasy, it has my interest. I mainly enjoy character-driven books with a dash of romance. Anything for fans of Throne of Glass, Six of Crows, Eragon, Terry Pratchett, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nalini Singh, or Neil Gaiman is up my alley.
Nonfiction: Lore, mythology, ancient cultures, or books on writing. If it talks about fictitious stuff and/or I can use it as a writing reference, I'm in.
Middle-Grade Fiction: The genre that sealed my fate as a book lover. If it involves epic quests, magic, mythology, or monsters, I'll probably enjoy taking a break with these easy reads. Think the Riordanverse or the Magic Tree House books.
YA and Adult Fiction: Fantasy / Paranormal are my go-tos. Anything by or for fans of Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, or Holly Black is going to pique my interest. I'll cave on the occasional romance if it has a compelling plot and good character arcs.
Nonfiction: Pretty much what Jordan listed—ancient cultures, lore, and mythology; philosophy and psychology; and books on the mystical arts or writing.