I have often heard people talk about “quality literature”. It is the idea that some written works have more value than others. Certainly some books are more interesting, have better written characters, or have cultural significance, but some texts are completely disregarded based on their subject matter. An example of this includes any Mills & Boon paperback, most romance novels, erotica and other such texts. No one takes a Mills & Boon seriously, no matter the quality of character development, setting or plot. Another type of “trashy literature” is fanfiction.