Thursday, May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA (Day 3): Literary Fiction

Design credit: Emily of Emily's Reading Room
I have no vivid idea what literary fiction even means so many thanks to google I managed to solved such dilemma haha! thank you internet! XD

HEADS UP! there would be lots of links and (re)direction involved on this post I added some (hopefully) helpful links try to click them for more info. and please do bear with me. Thanks for your patience and cooperation ^_^

I stumbled upon this well written article here.It has lots of insights from different literary editors about this genre and 10 reasons for lit. rejection.Moving on...I also found a book that's very much fitting on this category that I actually read a-ha!

The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

such a wonderful heart warming story and the movie adaptation was brilliant!though I find Emma's american accent weird yet ok she did a good job being Sam .For more of my movie review exp. (click here.)

I'd also like to share with you some of my to be read pile (TBR) on this genre since this books are the ones I would most likely recommend/ask & tell a friend about. I do admit that I haven't read a lot from this genre so I'll definitely change that and try to get into them soon enough pwahaha!

Some of the Top bestsellers:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (ever so legendary! one of the must read books)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (this sounds interestingly epic so I got it)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (I love the movie so why not read the book as well? ;))

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (perhaps the first circus novel I'll read)

Water for Elephants: A Novel by Sara Gruen (lots of good reviews and crying moms that read/seen the film,moms knows best haha! )

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (too cute to pass X3)

Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell (The movie's kinda confusing at first but the concept's great reading this might clear some things up)

Les Mis√©rables by Victor Hugo (the play and movie adaptation never fails to make me cry T_T)

Now for THE BOOK I'm so freakin excited about!


I love this guy! he's definitely a LEGEND I mean all his stories are so fun to read and weird yet amazingly awesome you should check them all out and I found some free stuff like How to talk to Girls At Parties by Neil Gaiman.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, I've been hearing a lot of good things about it from friends so I'm greatly intrigued.

 Life of Pi by Yann Martel, I watched the movie and it was very touching and moving.One thing comes to mind God is Good all the time,all the time God is Good.So I'd like to read it you know what they say the book is always better and a friend of mine urge me to so yeah haha!

Want some free ebooks?here are some of the Top 100 Best Sellers in Literary Fiction on Amazon.

more blogs on this topic over here.

There you go haha! I know it could be quite overwhelming esp. the links go here  this and that nya-ha! I hope you enjoyed it.Don't forget to download and share (esp.the freebies I told you ok?)  Feel free to share your thoughts below let me know ^_~

23 comments:

  1. It looks like we have similar tastes! I really want to read Les Miserables and Life of Pi soon! I've heard so much about them! :)

    Fahima @ I Read, Ergo I Write

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    1. Great! me too and thanks for dropping by :D

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  2. The Alchemist is my favorite book ever, I think! And I really loved The Kite Runner as well, even though I cried a whole lot while reading it...

    Great list, and thanks for the amazon link!

    Here's my Literary Fiction post.

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    1. Nice! now I'm so ever excited to read them XD
      thanks for dropping by :)

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  3. Such a great list of books. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for dropping by :D

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  4. Okay, I'm off to check those free books...lol; And I loved The Help.

    Here's MY ARMCHAIR BEA POST

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    1. Haha Enjoy! I love the help as well I'm glad I got my hands on a copy XD

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  5. I loved Water for Elephants! I'm reading Khaled Hosseini's 2nd novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and I'm loving it also. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had to do some research on literary fiction. :)

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    1. Haha! high five!Oh my colleague is also reading that book as well it look really good.Thanks for dropping by! XD

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  6. Water for Elephants was so good and I'm so excited for Ocean at the End of the Lane! I saw Life of Pi too and really enjoyed it but I haven't read the book yet. Thanks for the link to the free ebooks! Cheers!

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    1. Woohoo! you're welcome \_/ \_/ cheers! ^_^

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  7. I LOVED Water for Elephants. Such a great read. :)

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    1. I'm glad you loved it and I can't wait to read it then watch the film.Thanks for dropping by! :D

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  8. Perks of Being a Wallflower is (arguably) my best Literary Fiction so far! And the movie is great too! If you haven't seen it, I suggest you should as soon as possible!

    Here's a link to my Literary Fiction post

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  9. See quite a few of my favorites on your recommendation list. Perks is showing up a lot, guess I need to get to it.

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    1. Yey-yeah! high five! thanks for dropping by :D

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  10. We have very similar tastes/TBR piles, and The Alchemist especially seems to be showing up all over ABEA! Must cave in soon and read that soon.

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    1. Woohoo! yeah me too I'm glad and thanks for dropping by :)

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  11. I loved a lot of the books you mention, too, especially The Night Circus and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

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    1. Thank you so much and I'm happy you stopped by! XD

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  12. I don't read a lot of Literary fiction (I've only read two on your list!) but I am REALLY looking forward to "Ocean at the End of the Lane"! It just sounds so amazing!

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    1. me too! and what's the title of the two you read?.Thanks for dropping by :)

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