What books have you read this year that would fit into this category? The adult literary fiction (I'm going pretty broad here - historical, contemporary realistic, book club - worthy) I've read in the last twelve months that I liked very much or loved includes:
Is there anything coming up that you're particularly excited about? YES! I can't wait to read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and will be attending an author event tomorrow night featuring him - can't wait!
What authors/novels would you recommend to someone new to the genre? Since we're talking about Khaled Hosseini, I would recommend The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, two of my all-time favorite literary fiction novels. I also loved:
Are there any misconceptions or things that you'd like to clear up for people unfamiliar with literary fiction? I think literary fiction can be contemporary and also popular - it doesn't have to be high-brow or classic. I'm a teacher, and one of the mistakes I think we make as teachers is that we make kids read classics when they don't necessarily connect to them.
What got you started into this kind of book? I'm an English Literature major, but honestly, even though I loved classics, the contemporary literary fiction books I read for books clubs are my favorite!
I also have LOTS of children's books and young adult literary fiction favorites, but I'm concentrating on adult fiction for this post.
Since I'm going to the Khaled Hosseini event tomorrow night, I think it's only right that I share his new book with you! Only two criteria...comment and follow/join my blog!! I'll pick from a hat a winner that has done those two things, and you will get a copy of And the Mountains Echoed in the mail!