Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
This has been on my mind a lot lately: that for reasons I don’t entirely understand, genres in the book biz are here to stay and that isn’t such a hot thing for litera-toor. People eat up these titles like I gobble jalapeño smokehouse almonds, which makes it hard for an author with literary aspirations to attract the attention needed to move paper. Well, this list from Flavorwire shows how you can take a genre, say, romance, and dress it up to rise way above the strict requirements of the genre. And readers love these 50 books.
I haven’t read too terribly many of these, but the ones I have read stick with me and are among some of the most effective and affecting books out there. Have a look. They’re romance novels with heft.
I might add a 51st genre-bending romance, if you don’t mind: Occasional Soulmates, by Some Guy.