Genres are there to define where a book belongs, but that's only to help a potential reader find something to read. The problem -- and I don't think I'm the only one who has it -- is that I can't color within the lines.
Genre labels can kill books, and oversimplify narratives. If we aren't to group books into categories with such prejudiced or dismissible undertones, then how else can we label literature? Here are a few suggestions.