Let’s Talk Bookish – What Makes You Continue picking up YA/Middle Grade?

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic is all about what makes you continue to pick up YA/Middle Grade!

As a 21-year-old reader, I do still pick up both Young Adult and Middle Grade books. I am more likely to pick up a Young Adult book than I am a Middle Grade, but it all depends on the topic and whether it appeals to me. Some of my favourite books of this year have been Young Adult, and I’m sure that will continue.

As adults some of us leave YA/Middle Grade behind and some of us continue to revel in it…but what separates us as readers?

It all depends on what you like from the books you read, but it can also just depend on how you feel and what mood you are in. I know that if I am in the mood for a political fantasy or something with a deep meaning plot, I am going to pick up an Adult fantasy. But if I want something quick, I will probably pick up a middle grade or a young adult book. I also have to be drawn to the premise of a book, and I have read some amazing Middle Grade books with some great plots.

If you still pick up YA/Middle Grade, what draws you to them instead of Adult Fiction?

It will depend on the mood that I am in and what I want from the book that I am going to pick up next. I am much more likely to pick up a Young Adult novel than I am a Middle Grade, but I suppose I am still the target age for Young Adult. If I am going to pick up a Middle Grade, 95% of the time, it will be fantasy based as I am not a fan of Middle Grade Contemporaries because they feel a little bit simple to me now I have gotten older.

Do you still read Young Adult/Middle Grade novels? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – What Makes You Continue picking up YA/Middle Grade?

  1. I’m 31 years old and I still enjoy YA. However, since I’ve joined the book blogging community my eyes have been opened for MG. Sometimes I just need something that isn’t too heavy, but still exciting and I find that MG are really good for that – just to make sure I don’t spiral down in a reading slump 🙂


  2. See young adult wasn’t really a thing when I was a young adult myself so I went straight from children’s books to reading adult books (like Jodi Picoult, Sophie Kinsella) when I was a teenager. So I’m making up for that now (I’m in my 30s) by reading all the young adult! I work in a primary school so it’s quite nice reading middle grade so I can recommend books to my class!


  3. I think MG, YA, and adult books all have something to offer! I love that MG and YA books are often quick and easier to read. They also tend to end happily! I find that YA tends to get stuck in trend cycles more often, though, where the new releases all try to copy the success of a previous bestseller. That’s when I will step away from YA for awhile.


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