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!