Here's a site that might point you toward some new blogs that discuss crime fiction if you don't already know about them (and spend enough time reading them).
I read 60 books in 1990. I was taking classes and working so the number wasn't great.I have to say, I don't remember at least half of them. Movies seem to leave more of an impression with me. Or maybe I see the movies a second time.
The ones I put a star next to include: SOME CAN WHISTLE, (McMurtry), JULIAN'S HOUSE (Judith Hawkes), NICE WORK (David Lodge), ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY (Singer) still don't remember it much, CLEAR PICTURES, (Reynold Price), PICTURING WILL, (Ann Beattie), AFFLICTION, (Russell Banks), CONTINENTAL DRIFT, (Russell Banks), WILDLIFE, (Richard Ford), BECAUSE IT WAS BITTER AND BECAUSE IT WAS MY HEART (Oates), THE EXPENDABLES (Antonya Nelson), A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD, Michael Cunningham.
There is a list of crime/genre fiction including books by Ruth Rendell (GOING WRONG), Aaron Elkins (ICY CLUTCHES), BURDEN OF PROOF (Scott Turow), NEMESIS (Oates), SLEEP AND HIS BROTHER (Peter Dickinson), DARK HALF (Stephen King), Elizabeth George (WELL-SCHOOLED IN MURDER.
I see now why I haven't read the number of books some of you have. I WAS READING LITERARY FICTION. If I go ten years earlier, there are twice as many crime as lit-ten years later the same. What was I thinking in 1990? My kids were in college. Maybe I was trying to keep up with them.
Was there a time when you passed up genre fiction for literary stuff?