Michael Cart on new (or maybe not so new) book genres

podcastIn his latest podcast, Infopeople’s bookmeister extraordinaire Michael Cart talks about a relatively new category of commercial fiction known as “new adult” fiction. But as he points out, this new genre has a lot of the same characteristics as another older genre: crossover books. Coincidence? Michael thinks not.

Some examples of “new adult” titles: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series, Stephanie Meyers’ Twilight series and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Other book titles discussed in this podcast: Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat, Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys and Scorpio Races, and Lois Lowry’s Son.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.