Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2015 Discussion Challenge - Why I Love Street/Urban Fiction


Why I Love Street/Urban Fiction

I hate to say this but street lit is a hard genre for most people to get into and I understand why. Like many other genres it is some what formula-tic. It's a good thing because you know what to expect. You know you are going to get some out of bounds drama. It's a bad thing because you know what to expect. You know that you are going to get designer name drop and characters that look like famous celebrities.

I still love this genre though. I look at is as dramatainment. These books are like soap opera with a street edge. They are in your face books. Some people find that most of the plot are over the top but I find them to be fairly close to what goes on the hood those some things are exaggerated. Like every dude isn't a kingpin. And every kingpin is not young with a chiseled body. But hey, that is why you find this books in the fiction section. I love this genre because it fills my need for drama. I hate drama in my real life but reading about fictional drama is the greatest. It satisfy a need without anyone actually really get hurt. Ummm win-win I say.

What to Join? Here’s All You Have to Do:

  • The 2015 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2015.
  • Sign-ups will remain open until December 31st, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Central. (So, you can sign up all year long! Come join us!)
  • You DO NOT have to have a book blog to join this challenge. If you don’t have a book blog, you may link up to discussions that you’ve started on Goodreads groups.
  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. If you do not have a blog, you can link up to your Goodreads profile. There is no need to say what your discussion posts will be about – just tell us that you’re joining and let us know what your goal is.
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts.
  • Every month, we’ll update this 2015 Book Blog Challenge Page with the links to that month’s Challenge linky – so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
  • Share it! The more people we get to participate in this, the more awesome discussions we can all be a part of and the more fun it will be! So, invite your friends to join us!
  • This challenge is to help get us discussing books and book blogging, so talk about whatever you want as long as it’s relevant to book blogging. Discussions can be book related or book blogging related (or generally blogging related – no discussions about things that are completely off-topic like travel or fashion, etc). Discussions can also be about you personally if it’s a get-to-know-you type post.
  • There will be a kick-off post on January 1, 2015 on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll be able to leave your links for any January discussions. At the beginning of every month, a new post will go up  on both blogs for that month’s links.
  • If you forgot to leave your discussion link in the challenge month in which you posted the discussion or the linky list closed before you had a chance to leave it, you can leave it in a future month. (No duplicates though.)
  • There will also be monthly giveaways, so make sure you check in each month!
  • Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2015 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
  • Have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments on Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

 The Levels:

1-12 – Discussion Dabbler
13-24 – Creative Conversationalist
25-36 – Chatty Kathy
37-48 – Terrifically Talkative
49+ – Gift of the Gab


  1. So glad you joined us! I have to confess that I haven't read a lot of urban fiction, but I don't mind a little drama now and again. Maybe I should give it a try!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  2. Thanks. It is a love or hate it type of genre. It is Real Housewives of ... with extra everything.