Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA Genre Post: Literary Fiction

What authors/novels would you recommend to someone new to the genre?
 AtonementThe Kite RunnerLeave of AbsenceBelovedThe Weird Sisters
Unnatural CreaturesLife of Pi

I don't read much literary fiction. I do read tons of historical fiction, though. I notice many times the lines between these genres blur. So my list of books I recommend it very short, but I didn't want to include all historical fiction ;)

Are you a lover of literary fiction? Have you read any on this list? 

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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.


  1. I'm so bugged that I forgot to put The Kite Runner on my list! There's so many that I should have listed actually.

  2. I've heard Atonement is really good. I should try that one some time. Not a big literary reader, but once in a while. Nice to meet you!

  3. I read mostly literary and historical fiction and it looks like you have a good start, for sure! You're right about genres blurring. I'd say one of my favorite authors in the genre is Meg Wolitzer, especially her new novel The Interestings.

  4. I have read 4/7: Kite Runner, Beloved, the weird sisters and the life of Pi, the latest being my favorite of these

  5. I don't read much Literary fiction. : / I should change that! :)


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