Some people say that reading across genres goes to make you a better writer. It should be argued that reading across genres is a great way to become a better reader and even a better person.
Being tied down to a genre limits what you read and how much you take in. Expose YourselfBy reading outside of your genre, you are being exposed to material that you never otherwise would have read.
Whether it is fictional or non-fiction, you are satisfying your mind’s desire to take in new data. Or at least learn new words that can help you expand your vocabulary.
Many people who don’t enjoy reading simply haven’t found genres that they like. Often because they haven't taken the chance to read across genres.
For children it is even more important that they learn to read across genres because they are still learning, and a solid grasp of genres helps to develop a better understanding of the literary world. It also helps them to find areas that they enjoy reading. You can’t go through all this and not point out that you also never know when you might discover a new genre that you enjoy reading!
What you need to do before reading across genres is to encourage yourself to keep an open mind. Those with a closed mind will find it really hard to read new content.
You can’t go through all this and not point out that you also never know when you might discover a new genre that you enjoy reading! First, find a large selection of books in new genres to start reading. Use a website such as GoodReads and find books in other genres with descriptions that you like.
Then just start reading. Don’t stop if the book seams a little hard to start, push through it and give every new genre a chance.