WOW, it’s been a long time since I’ve participated in a Let’s Talk Bookish, but this topic is too good to be true not to write a post and so I’ll take a few minutes to write a short post! And not to forget: the discussion is as always hosted by Dani @Literary Lion and Rukky @Eternity Books!
Do I read YA?
Yes! Definitely. Last year, YA was probably my most-read book genre and it’s been like that for some years now.
Am I happy with that: Not really.
I am 17 now and I feel like it’s time to switch things up a bit. I’ve been trying to read more and more mystery and crime and also read some non-fiction books to educate myself once in a while.
My struggles with YA
The more years I that read YA as my main genre, the less new gripping books I find that I want to read. I guess sometimes, and maybe that’s on mostly focusing on fantasy YA, I feel like we are only repeating ourselves: the magic kingdoms with the assassins, the protagonists who are apparently a no-one and a thief trying to survive and then turn out to be some major princess, the outcasts and the gangs… I’ve sadly noticed that the newly released books don’t fascinate me and enchant me and make me desperately want to buy them than they did one or two years ago.
I think I’ve developed
I think the reason I’ve had some issues with YA is because I am slowly growing up – I will always read and also reread some YA books and I’m super happy about that. But I think that, now starting my high school senior year and soon turning 18 focussing on my university and future choices and possibilities, sometimes I feel like I’ve outgrown the genre (as my main reading genre).
That’s it for now – I don’t have much time as I have dinner plans tonight. Tell me: what are your feelings concerning YA, have you experienced something like this with other genres or maybe even the same? Happy reading!