Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. This week, I’m going to tell you why I read young adult books, even though I’m not the target audience for that genre.
Why I Read YA
Quick reads: YA books tend to be shorter and have larger font and margins than adult books. It usually takes me between 1 and 3 days to finish a YA book. Adult books can take me up to a week. I read a lot of YA whenever I get behind on my Goodreads reading challenge.
Relatable: I have very vivid memories of being a teenager. I can relate to many YA contemporary protagonists because I’ve been there, done that.
Variety and choices: Since YA is such a popular genre, there are a lot of books to choose from. You can find a YA book about almost any topic. “YA” also covers a wide range of reading and maturity levels. The writing in books for tweens is different from the writing in books for older teens. I like the variety.
Relatively straightforward: Some adult books require the reader to do a lot of thinking in order to understand the story. This is especially true of classics and experimental books. I spend a lot of time thinking about everything I read, but YA books usually take less thought to figure out.
Easy to find out about: Most of the blogs I follow review YA, so the books are easy to find out about. When I walk into the bookstore, I know the plots of most of the books on the YA shelves because I’ve seen them on blogs.
Interesting life stage: I think the teenage years are an interesting life stage to read about. The teenage years have a lot of “firsts,” and I love coming-of-age stories.
Curiosity about the future of the genre: YA is a relatively new genre. In the past, there were very few books written specifically for teenagers. I’m interested to see what the genre becomes in the future.
Nostalgia: I grew up reading YA, and I still have the maturity level of a 14 year-old. Why would I stop reading YA?
Do you read YA? Why?
The follow part of FF Friday: If you are a book blogger and you leave a link to your blog in the comments below, I will follow you on Bloglovin’. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, Twitter, BookLikes, or G+, that would be awesome, too. Click the links to go to my pages on those sites. I’m looking forward to “meeting” you.