There are certain types of books that I more or less assume all readers read. (Novels, for example.)
But then there are books that only YOU read. Instructional manuals for fly-fishing. How-to books for spinning yarn. How to cook the perfect souffle. Rebuilding car engines in three easy steps. Dog training for dummies. Rewiring your house without electrocuting yourself. Tips on how to build a NASCAR course in your backyard. Stuff like that.
What niche books do YOU read?
Hmm, I hope I can do this question justice. I read a variety of stuff so I don't have a particular niche that I just have to read, but I do read some slightly odd ball stuff:
*Craft Books: This consists of sewing, scrapbooking, crochet and general craft books. I have a nice collection of those. I don't know if you can say I read them as much as use them. Although some are beautiful enough that I just enjoy looking at them.
*Classics (written by women): Are classics a niche? I don't know, but I have a soft spot for old books written by women: the Brontes, Austen, Eliot, Wharton. I'm interested in reading how they saw the world as people who didn't have much of a say in things.
*Weird Science Non-Fiction: Occasionally I'll come across non-fiction science reads that interest me: The Secret Life of Lobsters, The Seven Daughters of Eve, The Pluto Files. Something that deals with the fun side of science. I'm looking forward to reading Wicked Plants.
*Ecology: This is along the lines of the previous niche. I've become very interested in books on ecology lately: Ecoholic, Animal Vegetable Miracle. Anything that discusses how to live a more 'green' life.
*Local Folklore particularly Ghost Stories: I'm a sucker for these 'true' tales. They are true, right? Why would anyone make this stuff up? I love the local stuff because I can freak myself out when I'm in the location of the supposed event (Is that where he saw the hairy man?).
I think that's it. How about you? Do you read any of my niche books?