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Hello, Romance Bookworms! We are finally in mid-December and the year is almost over. Obviously, we are now familiar with the Goodreads Choice Awards and I have WORDS!
Disclaimer: I read YA, so this post is NOT an attack on YA. I am just speaking out for more adult romance representation.
This is probably an unpopular opinion because I think there should be more romance categories! Why? Because it’s ROMANCE and it is the biggest genre in the industry, that’s why!
I mean, come one! There are TWO Young Adult categories. TWO! So, why can’t there be TWO romance categories? And I mean, ADULT ROMANCE. And this is not me hating on YA, it’s me disappointed that there isn’t a lot of adult romance representation.
Because EVEN IF Colleen Hoover’s Without Merit is a romance, it is classified as a YA romance so, shouldn’t it be nominated under Young Adult Fiction? Basically, it now looks like YA is getting THREE CATEGORIES. Sigh*
I am saying this because it is frustrating that not a lot of romance books get the praise they deserve. Not only that, the romance genre doesn’t get the recognition it deserves and it’s freaking annoying.
I also wish they would create a WOMEN’S FICTION section. Now, I am not a fan of this genre but I know this is very popular and definitely should have a spot in the Goodreads Choice Awards.
Do you agree with my unpopular opinion? Do you think the categories should stay the same?