I know this post has a pretty intense title but it’s an honest question. Throughout this post, I’m going to talk to you guys about what I do love & hate about YA and why I think I might be sick of it (for now) because honestly, I’m not sure if I’m confused, tired or just sick of it.
I think I need to give it a rest for now. Honestly, if I could I would just be re-reading Stalking Jack The Ripper on a loop and occasionally reading a murder mystery or a middle grade but unfortunately, I know I would hate myself if I did that.
So… the purpose of this post is for me to chat with you guys about my reading at the moment and try to figure out what is going on with me. I haven’t really talked about this lately purely because I just didn’t notice it all that much. Sure, my reading taste was changing but that’s normal right?? Well, honestly I don’t know, I mean my reading taste has really changed this year. Yesterday I was at a 2nd hand book stall at the markets and there was a whole stack of books that I would’ve bought a couple of months ago but that I didn’t buy yesterday. So, why?
I don’t know. I love YA, but I think that possibly I am finally finding the kinds of books that I do enjoy. This year I have been reading more murder mysteries, suspense and middle-grade and I have really enjoyed it.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YA
- A large bookish community
- Pretty much anyone can read it
- It can be very relatable since I am a teenager
WHAT ANNOYS ME ABOUT YA
- Not enough good murder mysteries that I enjoy (think along the lines of Stalking Jack The Ripper)
- I don’t always want to read a fantasy or a romance contemporary – I want something different
So, am I falling out of love with YA or am I just tired of the tropes? Am I falling in love with other stories and other age groups or am I searching for something else?
I feel like I had a lot of reading slumps last year and maybe this was why. I read a lot of great books last year but I also read a lot of terrible ones (*coughs* Artemis). I feel like maybe my reading tastes are just growing as I do and maybe I’m okay with that.