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Book Genres That Don’t Exist But We Wish

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Recommending books based on the genre only is sometimes impossible, since stories that fit into similar categories

Often when I am reading, I struggle to label my books, and I often wish there were

So I asked around and found out book genres that don’t exist, but several book lovers

But for the sake of a bit of humour – and a nicer title – let’s call all

Most of the time, when I am looking for a rec that falls under, for example, dark

I want to read a book with the exact vibes I’m in the mood for, independently

In fact, more than once I really couldn’t care for an intricate plot; just give me

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There is a deep satisfaction in seeing characters reaping exactly what they have sewed, and I wish

In this category: Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

I personally love these because they always surprise me in the best way possible

These books never fail to be amusing; sometimes they’re disturbing, other times just absolutely… bananapants

Do you ever read a book that contains a romance and realise you’d actually have liked

I’m as much of a sucker for romance as anyone else out there, but in some

Moreover, there are not enough books out there without romance, and it would be super nice to

Let’s imagine a best-case scenario: the world crumbling around a group of people who are just

In this category: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou by Hitoshi Ashinano

In this category: Paper Towns by John Green and Onion Skin by Edgar Camacho

When I was younger I used to watch several anime series: Pokémon, Naruto, Avatar: The Last

Tea Dragon would be a Studio Ghibli meets Pokémon category: no fight, just going around the

In the face of this, it’s actually surprising there aren’t more books out there with

And this is the reason why books portraying this should have a category of their own

We all try, one way or another, to find our place in the world, and sometimes blood-family

So many queer stories are about struggle and hurt, and sometimes what we want to read is

There is nothing I love more than a book that completely and utterly destroys me

The sadder, the better, and this sometimes makes it hard to do my job as a bookseller,

If someone tells me they read a book and it made them cry a lot, I’m

Some books manage to hide a very thin layer of sadness underneath a hilarious narrative, and that

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