comment 0

Friday Oddities: Bonnet Books

BonnetBooksOn Wednesdays I volunteer at the Leonardtown Public Library (part of my “Stay Sane” 10-part plan). This week I was shelf-reading adult fiction, organizing crime dramas and chic lit, when suddenly I came across a book similar to the image on this post. It was an Amish romance novel! Intriguing, yes, but there is a sizable Amish population in St.Mary’s County, so I thought this was simply regionally popular fiction.  Imagine my surprise when I went to EW.com’s ShelfLife blog this morning and saw the following post:

Are the Amish the new vampires?

Apparently there is a whole new genre of G-rated romance called “Bonnet Books.” ShelfLife likens their appeal to the forbidden love angle monopolized by teenage vampire novels like Twilight and tv shows like the legendary Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. As someone who just spent last night glued to the TV for the ridiculous Vampire Diaries premier, I think I might need to pick up bonnet book ASAP.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s