I don't personally know any writers who aren't also readers. I've heard tales of non-reading writers, but like mountain lions in Missouri, I haven't encountered one yet.
Now, I'm not talking about writers who don't read while they're writing their first drafts. It takes a whole lot of writing your own words to defeat the voices of other writers in your head, so I totally get that. Hell, for years, I couldn't read other works of fiction while I was writing my own. And then for a while I couldn't read other works in the same genre while I was writing.
Nope, I'm talking about writers who proudly proclaim that they don't read. Or that they don't read new books. :shrug: I don't get it, but whatever.
Personally, I'm a reader. I've been a reader since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. And I read widely. Partly because I was a reader first and I love most genres. Partly because, as a writer, you never know what might come in handy.
To give you a sample, you can go here to see what I've read so far this year. Six books - mystery, action, history, paranormal romance, paranormal suspense, and YA paranormal. Pretty mixed bag, even if you group the paranormals together.
And here's a list of what I've one-clicked to read since the start of 2017...
Remember the Night by Silver James (paranormal romance)
The Thirteenth Man by JL Doty (SF)
In For a Penny by Naigle and Browning (cozy mystery)
Good, Bad, & Sexy by Jennifer Lyon (romance)
No One Lives Twice by Julie Moffett (mystery)
Granny Hooks a Crook by Julie Seedorf (cozy mystery)
Loads of new-to-me authors in there. I'll intersperse them with some old favorites from my shelves. Some hard-boiled crime, naturally, along with a few suspense novels waiting for me, and I've got two SF series I'm working my way through, and a couple fantasy series I'm in the middle of. I might also throw in a classic or two. I also read kids' books when the mood strikes me. Keepin' it fresh. You feel me? It's a smorgasbord all up in here.
What kinds of things do you read? Are you a one/two genre reader or do you read whatever strikes your fancy? Feel free to give a shout out to your authors of choice.