Day 3 of Armchair BEA: Giveaway and Literary Fiction

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:37 AM

 
Day 3 of Armchair BEA is all about giveaways and Literary Fiction. 

This giveaway is open only to US.  Please review my Giveaway Policy for my rules before entering.  You can find it HERE
 
One lucky winner can choose one of the below ARCs
 
 
 
 
 


a Rafflecopter giveaway


 
Now on to today's topic: Literary Fiction.  I must say that when I read the topic for today's discussion I got a little nervous because I wasn't really sure what exactly Literary Fiction was.  So after searching Google and Wikipedia for the definition I take Literary Fiction to mean books that made an impact on us, ones that made us sit back and think long after we read the last page.  Below are a few books that did that for me.




 
Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn
 
 
 
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
 
 
Hate List by Jennifer Brown




 

32 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these authors....but I've heard good things about John Green's books, especially The Fault in our Stars.

    Here's MY ARMCHAIR BEA POST

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  2. I've heard wonderful things about John Green as well but still have not read any of his work. My post is all over the place in terms of lit fic! I love your choices here. (And my pick from above would be Auracle!)

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  3. I guess I'm still trying to figure out what qualifies as Literary Fiction in my mind. But this is a great list and I'm adding some of the ones I haven't read to my goodreads :)

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  4. I'm reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS right now. I've owned it since it came out. I pre-ordered it and it's signed by John Green. I am near the end and I want to read it but I'm scared. :(

    Great list of books there!

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  5. I looooved The Fault in Our Stars, one of my favorite books! And, the Hate List was awesome too! Great choices.

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  6. I've seen John Green pop up every now and then for these posts! I haven't read anything by him, but if many people think his works are considered "literature", then perhaps I shall check out his books! :D

    Check out my post!

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  7. Ah, no The Fault in Our Stars for me. Something is always keeping me from reading the probably most valued YA novel of 2012:/ But it will happen...before I die :D

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  8. Thank you for sharing with us and for the dandy giveaway opportunity. I would likely choose Undead. I always shy-away from the "literary fiction" term as so often people think it is the next great opus. I agree with the definitions you found in that it is a book that leaves a lasting impact on the reader. Key word "reader." Reading is so subjective and I will say a fun silly yet heartbreaking read put me on a new reading road and I will always treasure the book titled Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, yet I know it would be very unlikely to fall into this category by others. :)

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  9. So many mixed reactions to A Fault in Our Stars! But I think if a book makes you impassioned (either for or against it) then it has made an impact on your life.

    Great list - thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh yes - and for the giveaway - I think a copy of Once would be great! :-)

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  11. The Fault in Our Stars has been on my TBR way too long!

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  12. I like how you've defined literary fiction. I tend to look at it as books that critics rave about but that don't generally appeal to a wide audience because of the writing style or subject matter.

    I've not read any of the books on your list but would love to read The Fault in our Stars.

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  13. I'd choose Every Other Day :)

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  14. The only book on your list I've read is The Fault in Our Stars and I wasn't a huge fan of it. It was okay but I didn't love it like everyone else did!

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  15. I've heard A LOT about The Fault in Our Stars... I should pick it up :)

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  16. I'd pick Every Other Day. And I loved The Fault in Our Stars.

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  17. I'd choose Once. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  18. I'd like to win Once. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. I think I'd choose Once. Thank you!

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  20. I'd like My Life in Black and White =) It sounds really good =)

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  21. I'd love to read My Life in Black and White.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  22. Great giveaway, thanks! :) If I win I would like Once. :)

    My Rafflcopter name is different then my comment name.

    Rafflecopter name is: Vannah Batista

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  23. I'd love to win Once! Thanks for the great giveaway and some reading suggestions!

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  24. I think if I won the giveaway, I would go with Once. OF course, I could also be happy with whichever of those was your favorite.

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

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  25. Everyone keeps telling to Fault in our Stars but I haven't found the time. Thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

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  26. I haven't reead any of these. I thiknk that I would chose ONCE if I won.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I would love to win Auracle! Thanks so much

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  28. I think I'd pick Auracle. Thanks!

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  29. I think I'd choose *Auracle* or *My Life in Black & White*.

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  30. I'd choose Undead! It sounds hilarious! also I definitely agree with The Fault in Our stars being literary fiction! Such a beautiful book.

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