Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012 A to Z Blogging Challenge: Young adult books

 
I love young adult books. If you'd told me a year ago that the majority of the books I'd be reading now would be YA, I'd have said you were crazy. I was pretty much a romance and cozy mystery girl. The only YA books I'd read in the last few years were the Harry Potter series, the Chronicles of Narnia, and the Twilight Saga. I didn't have anything against YA, I guess I just basically thought I was too old to read books 'for teens'.
 
Then I started book blogging, and a whole new world was opened up to me. I started meeting people who were my age and much older, who devoured young adult literature and couldn't get enough. Being someone with an insatiable curiosity, I had to see what all the fuss was about. And so began my love affair with the young adult book world.
 
 
What do I love about YA books? So much I'm not sure I can do it justice. The really good YA books make you think, make you feel, make you want to test your self-imposed boundaries and spread your wings and fly. They make you laugh, they make you cry - sometimes at the same time - they make you fall in love, and learn what love really is. Whether they're serious, silly, romantic, sappy, or scary, I love them, and I can't believe I spent so many years not reading them.
 
I could go on and on about why I love YA, but I'm trying to keep these A to Z posts short. This is a topic I want to talk more about later anyway, so for now, I'm going to ask you: do you enjoy YA? What are some of your favorite YA books? If you don't read YA, how come?

 
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. I do enjoy YA and I love that picture of that sign because I want to tell people the same thing— and do, on occasion.

    I love the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games Trilogy but Maggie Stiefvater, Holly Black, Laurie Halse Anderson and John Green (oh how I love John Green) have written some of my all time favorite books.

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  2. The same thing happened to me too! I didn't think YA would interest me, but now I can't get enough!

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  3. Me too. I never read YA until I started book blogging. Now I love YA, although I also still love adult books too.

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  4. Since I've been an adult, I haven't read young adult. Hold on--I lie. I read and critiqued one from an Australian writer. I must admit, it was full of tension and conflict. Right, from now on, I'll follow your lead and see where it takes me.

    http://francene-wordstitcher.blogspot.com

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  5. YA has been kind of hit and miss for me, but I'm always on the look-out for another excellent title!

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  6. Looooveee that sign! I want it just to hang on my bookshelf (which is extremely full of a variety of YA books). Haha. I actually didn't start reading YA until I was about 20 when I picked up Twilight (sadly, wasn't a big fan) and then in turn picked up Vampire Academy--which is one of my favorites. After VA and Hunger Games was when I really got into it and before I knew it, this is pretty much everything I read nowadays. I did read Harry Potter when I was younger, but it wasn't enough to get me hooked into YA to be honest. I still stuck by my adult and classic reads even then in my teenage years.
    I still read other genres, but my majority still stays in the YA. Blogging has become a huge part of my YA reading too. :)

    Sorry I talk a lot. :P
    Hope you're having a great weekend! Awesome post!

    <3
    Pixie
    http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.com

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