Publishers have tried to help fiction readers by assigning genre classifications to various styles and types of stories. There are at least nine major fiction genres currently used in contemporary fiction. The major fiction genres include: action-adventure, crime, detective, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, western, and inspirational. In addition to these major genres there are an increasing number of subgenres including classifications like paranormal romance, leisure horror, and culinary mysteries. Within the mystery genre there are bookstore mysteries, knitting mysteries, and cozy mysteries just to name a few. This week in the bookstore we are featuring inspirational fiction. Inspirational fiction is often defined as faith-based fiction and some of the better known authors include Janette Oke, Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, and Wanda Brunstetter. We have a nice selection. You might even find the perfect Christmas gift for an inspirational fiction reader you know.
Speaking of Christmas, we have a cart full of holiday books. We have stories, cookbooks, and crafting books for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. We are also continuing to put out new biographies and memoirs. If you enjoy biographies be sure and check out the biography spotlight again this week for new titles.
The annual Gift Book Sale is on Friday, November 25 – the day after Thanksgiving. This is the sale you don’t want to miss! Gift quality books at a fraction of retail price. These books truly are quality books that you will be proud to give as gifts. The sale starts Friday at 10:00 and continues until supplies are gone. Plan to come on Friday, but if you can’t don’t worry there will still be a good selection on Saturday. Just don’t miss this sale!