Interesting discussion, and one I battled with writing my first book, it's labelled as a contemporary romantic mystery now, but it's basically a love story between two men (only woman in it is a secondary character). It was labelled as LGBTQ on one course I did (not JW), but had no interest at all. despite several agents asking for 'diverse' stories. There is a crime and mystery element in there too, so not a typical romance novel. I try to go on the story, rather than category when choosing what to read. As L has mentioned above re men's fiction, all of those authors have definitely influenced my writing, though I am not a man. I hate all the categories and genres myself, it's confusing and mostly undefinable.