13 comments on “The Literary Fiction Book Tag

  1. The Last is a great hybrid! I was really resisting reading Lanny (low tolerance for weird children in fiction + didn’t like Grief Is A Thing With Feathers) but I think I might have to, as it’s been recommended by so many people. I’ve checked What Red Was out of the library and am looking forward to it.

    • In a lot of ways, Lanny isn’t my usual cup of tea either, but thankfully something about it just clicked for me. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a go, and I’m excited to hear your thoughts on What Red Was!

  2. I love all your answers! And I can’t believe that the only one of these I’ve read is Ghost Wall when ALL OF THEM have been on my TBR for ages. Also, ‘literary horror’ is a GREAT answer to the last question, I can’t believe I didn’t think of that.

    • I think you’d like pretty much all of these actually (with obvious reservations re: Lanny’s magical realism), so you’d better get reading 😂 And YES, literally horror is the dream, honestly.

  3. Both gothic literary fiction and literary horror sound fantastic!! Trumpet sounds either very difficult to read or very addictive. I’m curious!

  4. Your answers are all so apt! I completely agree with your placement for the books I’ve read (The Last, Ghost Wall, and Lanny, which I’m technically only in the middle of, but can completely see your point about the style). What Red Was releases in the US later this month, so I’m really looking forward to that!
    Also, you nailed it with the definition. Great post!

  5. Absolutely agree about The Ghost Wall. Such interesting themes were discussed there. Never heard of The Last before but now I’m very intrigued to check it out.

  6. This is great! I like your definition a lot, very well put. And The Lightkeepers is a great choice for interesting structure; I hadn’t thought of how it follows the natural year and the creatures that surround the characters.

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