Top Five Wednesday: Genre Benders


Happy November! A new month means a new round of Top Five Wednesday posts! Today’s post is all about book that defy genre or are hard to place in a certain category. I’ll primarily be talking about books that could fit into more than one genre below!

Geekerella by Ashley Poston– Geekerella can be considered to be a fairytale retelling, as sixteen-year old Starfield fan Elle is forced to live with her mean stepmother and stepsisters, or a contemporary read.


The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr The One Memory of Flora Banks is promoted as and is definitely more-so a contemporary book, but as you read the book more and more, some psychological thriller vibes kick in.

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock The Smell of Other People’s Houses could be considered a historical fiction novel, since it takes place in 1970s Alaska, or a contemporary novel, as it follows the daily lives of four teenagers. Whatever it is, READ THIS BOOK, IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITES OF 2017!


The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer– Fairytale retelling or sci-fi? I always classify The Lunar Chronicles as both, calling it a sci-fi fairytale retelling, as I feel that the books don’t fit into just one genre.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins There’s Someone Inside Your House definitely falls more into the horror genre, but its YA romance and family vibes could place it into the contemporary genre.

Top 5 Wednesday is a collaborative group of book bloggers from various platforms who love sharing lists on Wednesdays. The T5W group can be found here on Goodreads.


6 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: Genre Benders

  1. Great list Haley! ❤ I LOVE this topic, didn't you?! I remember reading your Geekerella review and was thinking recently that I really need to read that retelling soon! The Smell of Other People’s Houses sounds intriguing! Amazing that it is one of your favorites for the year! High praise.

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    • Thanks Dani! I thought this topic would be hard at first, but it ended up being so easy and I had fun with it!
      I definitely recommend reading Geekerella if you’re in the mood for a fun contemporary or a book with fandom or fairytale vibes (or both!!). The Smell of Other People’s Houses was absolutely amazing, I wish it received more hype in the book community overall!

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