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Cruel and Unusual: Some Twists on Standard Genre Fiction
Courtyard Book Chats, August 14, 2007
Rebecca A. and Julie H. [Walt Branch]

Tag-team presenters Rebecca and Julie challenged each other to explore some genre-bending books that took each of them out of their normal reading "comfort zones". The following list of "genre" works was the result -- books that one or both of them thought would appeal to readers who might not normally read in a new category of fiction.

book cover Area 7
A novel in the Shane Schofield series
by Matthew Reilly

Lord of Soundrels
A novel in the Soundrels series
by Loretta Chase

book cover Killing Floor
A novel in the Jack Reacher series
by Lee Childs

book cover The Grand Sophy
by Georgette Heyer

book cover Along Came a Spider
A novel in the Alex Cross series
by James Patterson

book cover The Viscount Who Loved Me
A novel in the Bridgerton series
by Julia Quinn

book cover The Bone Collector
A novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series
by Jeffery Deaver

book cover Agent of Change and Conflict of Honors
Novels in the Liaden Universe series
by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

book cover The Warrior's Apprentice
A novel in the Vorkosigan saga
by Lois McMaster Bujold

book cover The Ugly Duckling
by Iris Johansen

book cover The Tomb
A novel in the Repairman Jack series
by F. Paul Wilson

book cover Guilty Pleasures
A novel in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series
by Laurell K. Hamilton

book cover Sunshine
by Robin McKinley

Midnight Mass
by F. Paul Wilson

book cover Storm Front
A novel in the Dresden Files series
by Jim Butcher

book cover At Risk
by Stella Rimington

book cover Fool for Love
by Eloisa James

book cover Magic Study
by Maria V. Snyder

book cover The Smoke Thief
by Shana Abe

book cover Serenity
A novel in the Firefly series
by Keith R.A. DeCandido