Musing About Things: Authors Across Genres


Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Books and a Beat‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:

So today’s topic is: Authors across the genres!

So there’s a bunch of authors out there that write in more than just one genre, which is great because that usually just means more books to read by our beloved authors.

A few of my favourite authors write in more than one genre such as:

Victoria Schwab/V.E Schwab – I super adore her adult books (The Darker Shades of Magic series is amaaaazing, Vicious), and she also writes YA (The Archived, Monsters of Verity)

Lisa Kleypas – Is one of my most favourite-est historical romance authors, and she also writes tons of contemporary romance.

J.K. Rowling – You’ve got Harry Potter and than you’ve got Robert Galbraith

Though I have to make a confession: the weird thing is, I haven’t actually read any of their books outside the first genre that I started with them. I mean, I adore V.E. Schwab’s writing but I can’t seem to get into her YA books. And same-sy with Lisa Klepyas. Not sure why, but maybe one day I’ll get into those!

I definitely do enjoy the many romance authors that write a variety of romance genres – Kristen Callihan writes one of my favourite historical/paranormal romance series (The Darkest London series!) but also writes lovely NA romances. And Elle Kennedy writes NA, sports romance and suspense! And despite not having read Kleypas’ contemporary books, I like knowing I have the options there, haha.

I found that there’s often many authors that write YA and (adult) romance like Sophia Jordan and Sherry Thomas.

I also do love when authors have pen names for their different genre’d books because it makes it’s pretty easy to distinguish what genre you’re getting when you pick up that book. Like Nora Roberts/ J.D Robb!



Anyway, the point of this post was I’m just wondering, do you guys follow authors across genres?

I feel like I want too (even though I’ve done kind of a bad job at it), but I really do love that some of my favourite authors are cross-genre writers because it give me the opportunity to expand my reading!

Do you have a favourite cross-genre author?

Author: Cyn

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3 Replies to “Musing About Things: Authors Across Genres”

  1. Okay, this is such an awesome topic! But, it’s kind of what my next discussion post was going to be about. Like when my favorite authors start writing in a new genre and quit writing the one I did read. I don’t know that I will follow them. A lot of the time it is because I don’t always read the new genre they start writing. For instance, JK Rowling’s adult mystery series, not my type of book, nor her adult literary fiction book. Then there is an author I found through new adult romance, who is now working on a YA fantasy book, and sadly, I don’t know that I’ll switch to try her new book, even though I do read YA fantasy. Guess it will just depend on the final description of that new book. Great post! Of course, now I’m thinking of another way to tweak my discussion post so it’s not exactly the same as this one.

  2. Some authors I will follow across genres, although not from adult to young adult Seanan McGuire writes as Mira Grant and those books tend to dip into zombies, horror and science fiction. Jayne Anne Krentz write contemporary romantic suspense, sometimes with paranormal elements, as Amanda Quick she does historical romance and suspense sometimes with paranormal. As Jayne Castle, she writes futuristic, off-planet romantic suspense with paranormal elements. Nora Roberts is another who writes romance in different genres, suspense and sometimes paranormal. She switched things up and wrote a dystopian that is fantastic. I love Kelley Armstrong, but her young adult leaves me wanting more. I adore Cheeton’s contemporary romances and now she writes historical Cuban based books. Kat Richardson wrote a fantastic urban fantasy series and is releasing an off planet, police procedural novel. For me it is easy to jump into different genres since I have such eclectic taste. Take for example JR Ward, I loved her latest family saga. Talk about a change! Then there are the Tiffany Reiz’s, I loved Bourbon Thief but was not a fan of The Red. I will try the new genre they choose, but it doesn’t mean I will love it

  3. I know the authors mentioned here! I absolutely love Lisa Kleypas’ historical romance, but I’m not a fan of her contemporary romance! I think they read more like women’s fiction?
    I do love Elle Kennedy and have read her NA, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and her dystopia romance. She also writes YA/NA as Erin Watt and I think she writes M/M romance, too!
    I also love Kristen Callihan & Sophie Jordan!

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