Today's theme at Armchair BEA is Literary Fiction. I enjoy literary fiction about as much as I enjoy the genres that I wrote about yesterday. I like a mix, so I don't think I could just read literary fiction over and over. One thing I will say, though, is that I have a hard time categorizing books as literary fiction. Some are clear, but others could be considered literary fiction even though they also fall within historical fiction or other genres. I looked at a list of popular literary fiction books, and a couple of the books I mentioned on my genre post were on the list!
Here are a few of my favorites that I would consider literary fiction, but not necessarily genre fiction.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
In the Lap of the Gods by Li Miao Lovett
The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
What about you? Do you read literary fiction? If you do, what are some of your favorites?