You may have noticed that I read a lot of YA lit. You may have noticed that, in particular, I have been reading YA contemporary fiction/romance, and dystopian YA. I just purchased 7 novels and all were by female authors with female protagonists (and the occasional male written by a female). I am all about girl power and smart, thoughtful, and/or funny female protagonists.
As I pulled my purchases from Powells from our Portland trip this weekend, I noticed a theme. I inadvertently went completely against my own grain with these purchases.
A couple of recent fiction reads by male authors that I enjoyed:
Deadline by Chris Crutcher – My Goodreads review
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan – My Goodreads review
I love a good buddy tale (Shawshank Redemption…Waynes World, ha ha!) and those two books definitely offered some male bonding perspective.
What do you think, is it okay to stick to a genre and enjoy it?
Do you try and diversify your library?