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Genre Study – Relationship Fiction: Bouncing Back

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our 2024-2025 genre study provides an overview of relationship fiction by looking at key authors, tropes, and themes. The study will also explore crossover appeal with various genres.

The meeting will be on Thursday, April 11 from 2-4pm in-person at Deerfield Public Library. Many types of Relationship Fiction feature the theme Bouncing Back, including many of the lighter reads in the genre. Read two books with this theme. Below is a list of suggestions, but feel free to choose your own as well.

The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg 

Community Board by Tara Conklin 

Liar’s Game by Eric Jerome Dickey  

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding 

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes 

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong 

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella 

Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty 

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick 

A Taste of Reality by Kimberla Lawson Roby 

30 Things I Love About Myself by Radhika Sanghani 

Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman 

Holding Pattern by Jenny Xie 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin 



April 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Deerfield Public Library
920 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015 United States
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