This week’s topic is really interesting. Usually my books are easy to categorize, since I do read a majority of mystery and thriller novels, those books are really not that difficult to place in specific genres. This week I’m listing my Top 5 books that are genre benders, meaning books that I had a particularly difficult time placing in a specific genre.
I’m going to try to stay clear of sci-fi/fantasy novels, since I know that those two genre’s have a very thin line of differences.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Yes, I know I said I will stay clear of science-fiction and fantasy, but this book really blur the lines between the two genre. Usually when you read a sci-fi/fantasy novel there is a clear winner of the genre, but with this book its a bit tougher to pick which one it would be placed in.
Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
Not really a novel, but still a genre bender. One of my favourite graphic novels to date. I’m not really much of a graphic novel, but I love this one and there really isn’t a clear definition what genre this book would land on. Action adventure? Science-Fiction? Fantasy? Fiction? who knows, don’t really care cause its an amazing series.
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
Another amazing read for me, and another head scratcher. This novel is about a girl, Deanna, who has locked herself in an apartment because she fear the dark thoughts that dwell in her head. In order to survive, she uses the internet to her advantage. So does this book land in mystery? thriller? erotic? all three? Either way, its still a great read!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I’m adding this book because the cover is very deceiving. Before picking this book up I always thought it was a horror novel, but I was really surprised that it’s not. I should have paid more attention to the reviews, and really should have kept in mind the saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’. Still, I was bamboozled!
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Another amazing read, still haven’t finished the series, but definitely a must check-out book. Also a book that’s a bit of a genre bender. The story includes mystery and action in one, with zombies in a dystopian backdrop! What more can you ask for, definitely a must check-out novel, but also a novel that defies common genre selection.