|Irish author Tana French|
|Author Daniel Silva|
My favorite sub-genre is literary mysteries, those that tackle the genre from an intellectual plane. My favorites here are easy for me to name: Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book and Michale Gruber's The Book of Air and Shadows.
Of course, there are many that don't fit into a sub-genre, that defy boundaries. Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian for one. Michael Gruber's Det. Jimmy Paz series is another. Val McDermid's A Place of Execution is written like a sad song, a tragic ballad.
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.
|Author Michael Gruber|
I'll tell you what I don't read: chick lit, straight romance, or YA. Not my thing. It used to be I didn't even read books written by women! I wanted it hardcore and straight up, no punches pulled. But then I opened my mind and found some of my favorite authors to be, get this, women. Who'd'a thunk it?
So...if you have a base genre, do you ever read outside of it? What about sub-genres? Do you like them all within your fave Genre?