Circumstances have come to pass such that I find myself the de facto curator of a small, informal, donation-based library. I’m trying my best to get it organized, mostly because it being disorganized is like an itch I need to scratch. It’s been suggested to me that the works of Tom Clancy and John Grisham (neither of which I’ve read) are in the same genre, and so ought to be shelved together.
OK, fine, I like having works of the same genre together. But just what genre is that? If I print out a sign for that section of shelf, what should it say? “Thrillers”, maybe? And what are some other authors who would also belong in that genre?