#Genre Kryptonite

GENRE KRYPTONITE is a regular feature about genres we have an inexplicable weak spot for. Check out previous entries here.

Genre Kryptonite: Non-Fiction For Fiction Lovers

For most of us, when we’re introduced to books, we’re reading fiction. Parents read us tales of once upon a ...

Genre Kryptonite: Attack of the Killer Plants

I remember the book that taught me how thin the line between sci-fi and horror is. I read it as ...

Chick Noir: Awful Name, Awesome Genre

After the wildly popular release of Gone Girl, and the even bigger frenzy surrounding the movie release, it was inevitable ...

Genre Kryptonite: Political Campaign Novels

This is a guest post from Claire Handscombe. Claire moved from Europe to DC in 2012, ostensibly to study for ...

Dear Diary: On Loving Literature’s Journals

Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken a secret pleasure in finding your older sibling’s or cool older cousin’s diary ...

Genre Kryptonite: Not Quite Realistic Fiction

This is a guest post from Adi Alsaid, YA author of two books, part time basketball coach in Mexico City, shameless ...

Genre Kryptonite: Post-Apocalyptic Lit

Grab the last can of Coca-Cola left in the world, pull up a radiation-scorched chair and ignore the howls of ...

Genre Kryptonite: When Horror Meets Humor

When it comes to horror movies, I’m firmly in the NOPE camp. It tends to take some heavy convincing and ...

Genre Kryptonite: Ladies Who’d Make a Sailor Blush

There’s nothing like a perfectly dropped f*bomb from a ladies lips. I mean to this day one of my all ...

Genre Kryptonite: The Artsy Girl

Buffy the Vampire Slayer came later in my life than for most people my age. As a result, I loved ...

Genre Kryptonite: Books about Immigrants

August 2015 marks 20 years that my parents and I have been living in the United States. We came to ...

Genre Kryptonite: Academics Down the Rabbit Hole

I love reading about academics who end up in the middle of conspiracy theories or obsessive hunts for serial killers. ...

Genre Kryptonite: Summer Friendships

“Summer read” is one of those terms thrown around somewhat loosely; a term that can mean a variety of things, ...

Genre Kryptonite: Introspective Heroines

I’ve always been a quiet girl, more content to sit in a corner and observe the people around me than ...

Genre Kryptonite: Superheroes

This is a guest post from Scott Hawkins. Scott lives in Atlanta with his wife and a whole bunch of foster ...