I wasn't really sure what to read for this category, as the line between 'literary' fiction and 'fiction' seems pretty blurry as far as I can tell!!! So I picked this book: It read promisingly from the blurb, it had no classification on our library shelf, and I like reading about different cultures.
Having read it - I wouldn't call it 'literary' :( Oops, my bad.
Don't get me wrong! I enjoyed it! It's a nice story, I enjoyed the little insights into Indian culture and everything; but I'd call this a romance. Character development wasn't very deep, the writing was fairly unadorned, and the plot was fairly predictable, if I'm honest.
The main male character Suneel started to irritate me after a while, and I wanted to tell him not to be a selfish, whining teenager mostly, but I did like and admire Leila, and I think that's what kept me reading! :)
Altogether, a nice read. A romance with a bit of a difference! I gave it 3/5 on Goodreads.