Women’s Fiction: Does It Deserve To Be an Individual Genre? – A Discussion Post

I've recently read a couple of books labelled as 'women's fiction' and it got me thinking. What makes a book one in the women's fiction category? Why does this genre exist? Does it have a right to? And if yes, why isn't there a genre for 'men's fiction'? Because...it would be logical, wouldn't it?

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‘Blackberry and Wild Rose’ by Sonia Velton

It's been a while since the last time I read historical fiction, and I love them, so I decided 'Blackberry and Wild Rose' was going to be my next read. And I loved it! This is a wonderful and promising debut novel, and I loved the journey to another time, another place. Oh, I'd missed time-traveling by books so much! It's good to be back. This time, in 18th century London.

‘More Than Bones’ by Craig David Singer

After reading several mysteries and Christmas themed books (for some reason I read more of the first ones when I feel like wrapping myself up in a blanket and just watch the cold and dark weather from the inside), I decided to mix it up a little, and I chose the next book from my NetGalley pile that gets published. It seemed like a nice change, yet it sounded like one that would still not be too much during the rest of the holidays.ย  Well, I was wrong. This book had nothing to do with that cozy tea drinking holiday feel I imagined myself to be reading. I caught up, though, so after the first couple of pages it didn't bother me anymore. I have many thoughts on this one, they have created a complete chaos in my head, but I do my best to conduct them to you. Maybe a cup of coffee would make you good while reading this.

‘The Christmas Forest’ by Rebecca Boxall

This is the second Christmas-themed book I've read just a bit before the holiday. I don't remember ever reading Christmas themed book on purpose around this time of year, I thought it would be just as cheesy as the over-repeated Christmas sings playing everywhere since the beginning of November (!!)... but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked to read these.