Emily of Emily's Reading Room
I am still scared to qualify books as literary in my head because I am afraid I will like it less just because of that genre qualification but I am not that scared of picking them up anymore.
I have read several books this year fitting this category. Some better than others. My favorite so far was Heading out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick.
I think one of the biggest misconceptions the genre is dealing with is the definition "it has to mean something and make you think" that sounds very heavy and it is not the relaxed escape all my world problems wish a lot of readers have. On the other side there are books that make me think or mean something to me that no one would qualify as literary fiction.
I do not really keep an eye on this genre though and usually pick up these books by accident. I do however participate in the Literary Giveaway blog hop organized by Leeswammes to get more feeling with the genre but also because I am curious what other givers qualify as literary. I love to see the variety of books on offer. Which makes me curious about your favorite "Literary" fiction books.
Leave me the title of the book that touched you most and kept you awake for three days after finishing it in the comments please!!
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