Each weekend, I post a readable, a watchable, and a listenable of which I'm fond. You can choose what happens next. Earlier volumes can be found here.
This is the And-By-Recommend-I-Mean-Do-Not-Recommend Edition. I'm going to focus on a genre of books I find most disturbing.
Christian Romance Fiction.
The vague cover of a fake book that probably exists.
And I don't mean all of it. I'm actually a big fan of authors Francine Rivers and Deeanne Gist.
Due to my extensive experience, I suggest you avoid the following:
1. Book covers including a white pioneer woman staring forlornly to her right.
2. Any stubborn, yet beautiful protagonist who's widowed or spinster at 26.
3. Any novel categorized as "Christian" but the only spiritual struggle is the previously mentioned stubbornness.
4. Book covers including a white contemporary woman carrying shopping bags.
5. Authors who have written more than 30 books in less than 10 years.
These books tend to lend themselves to crazy bad writing.
They also convince you some rugged cowboy or rugged FBI agent is waiting to push your buttons, but sweep you off your feet.
I've hidden a huge stash of it in my heart.
Time for a new favorite story.