May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA-Day 3- Literary Fiction


Okay, I feel stupid to say this, but upon seeing the post that was put up for the day, I felt like an idiot. I wasn't really sure what it was meant by literary fiction. I went through almost every post that was on the link in order to get a handle on what the post was supposed to mean.

I might still not be doing it right, but I got from it that the book was either a new take and very unique or it is a type of book that sucks you in with meaning and hidden messages. If I'm still wrong, I'm sorry. I'm trying! I promise!!

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What books have you read this year that would fit into this category?

Um...this year...sadly probably only one. Holding On and Letting Go by Lucy A. Kelly. I'm working on The Fault in our Stars right now by John Green as well, but I'm not finished with it yet.


Is there anything coming up that you're particularly excited about?

Gah, this post is going to be horrible for me. Hmmm.... as of right now I don't have anything I can think of but I know there has to be. My brain is frazzled at the moment.


What authors/novels would you recommend to someone new to the genre?

um...Well Lucy A. Kelly above I would for sure recommend. I would also recommend Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. 


Are there any misconceptions or things that you'd like to clear up for people unfamiliar with literary fiction?

There are also books that some might not think mean alot to them but have to me, like Harry Potter. I know a lot of people read the books and loved them, but some of us took them a step above and made it into a part of their life. For me, I am in the latter category. My whole life changed after reading those books and I will cherish them for the rest of my life. Not all books necessarily are out there to change lives, but I think most author's hope to change someone's life, even just one person with the writing that they do. There have been many books that I have read that I can pull out meaning of those books for reasons I can't always explain but my world is rattled for a while after reading it. To me that is a misconception. I didn't know what literary fiction was, but in my eyes I see it as any type of fictional book that changed your life no matter the genre or content.


What got you started into this kind of book?

I wouldn't say anything necessarily got me into this kind of book, as sometimes I see a book that sounds good that becomes this kind of book for me. 


Name a novel that hasn't received a lot of buzz that definitely deserves it.

Well, I have listed it a couple times and wrote a review the other day on Holding On and Letting Go. Sadly you can only get it on kindle but I have to say it too changed my life. I fell in love with the book and would recommend it to anyone. there is so much emotion in good as well as bad ways. You feel the pain within the book. Here Is my review for it!

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Okay, well, I know my post stinks, but i promise you guys that I tried on it!!

Amber

3 comments:

  1. I understand completely about Harry Potter that series has just ingrained itself in my life and will forever hold a space in my heart. I haven't read much Literary Fiction and only one this year that I really feels fits the category. I'm definitely more of a Genre fiction girl that's for sure.

    My Literary Fiction Post

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  2. I considered HP in my own post as well! Great job "trying", you ended up better than I did. I still dont think I totally get it haha, but hey, for me, books are books and I love them all.

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  3. Thirteen Reasons Why has been on my TBR list for so long!

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