#Genre Kryptonite

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

Genre Kryptonite: Boy Heroes

This is a guest post from Sharanya. Sharanya is an elementary school teacher in Washington, DC. When she’s not running ...

Genre Kryptonite: Bad Girls

This is a guest post from Rachel Weber. Rachel makes her money writing about video games and then spends it ...

Genre Kryptonite: Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Earnest preamble: I am fully aware of the dangerous, sexist subtext of the Beauty and the Beast story. The message ...

Genre Kryptonite: Tornado Books

I’m an almost life-long Midwesterner. Part of my experiencing growing and living here among the silos, corn fields, and rolling hills ...

Adventures in a New Kryptonite: Superman Origin Stories

We’ve established that I’m always late to the party. Partly because I tend to read in trades, and partly because ...

Genre Kryptonite: Near-Death Experience Fiction

Questions like What happens when you die? and What happens to you if you come back? aren’t new; in the Western tradition, you ...

Genre Kryptonite: Writers on Reading

I love reading books about people’s reading lives. It’s why I love sneaking peeks at the covers of the books ...

Genre Kryptonite: Beautiful Brutality

This is a guest post from Andi Miller. Andi is a proponent of fauxhawks, gaudy jewelry, country music, and writing. ...

Genre Kryptonite: Unreliable Narrators

I can’t remember the first book I encountered with an unreliable narrator, but I can certainly pinpoint the book the ...

Genre Kryptonite: Non-YA Books About Teenagers

I have more than a few kryptonites, but one of my more recent discoveries is books that are about teenagers, ...

Genre Kryptonite: Therapy Memoirs

I’ll be honest: I have benefited from therapy and would probably benefit from more. Long-term, low-grade depression is part of ...

Genre Kryptonite: Love/Hate Romances

This is a guest post from Marissa Meyer. Marissa is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles, which began ...

Genre Kryptonite: Women Who Time Travel

This is a guest post from Maddie Rodriguez. Maddie has her MA in English Literature from the University of Victoria. ...

Genre Kryptonite: Genre Mash-Ups

This is a guest post from Adam Sternbergh. Adam is the author of Shovel Ready and its sequel, Near Enemy. He’s also ...

Genre Kryptonite: Books on the British Royal Family

When I was eleven years old, I got to see the Queen. I mean, I didn’t meet her or anything ...