When I started Thoughts At One In The Morning, my aim was to focus mostly on Young Adult novels and maybe weave in a few other genres. I would occasionally read Middle Grade and just started getting interested in some Adult Fiction and Chick Lit. At the beginning of 2012, I set out to read more Classics. I even expanded into the (not quite recognized just yet) New Adult genre. It has its similarities to YA, but definitely more along the lines of Chick Lit. There are some that I imagined were like New Adult but turned out to be much closer to Adult Fiction.
If I take a look at all the above, how I feel after reading in these different categories, there is one conclusion. I prefer Young Adult over all of them. Don’t get me wrong, there are pros for the other genres, and I do find certain novels held a special appeal to me. There’s just something more appealing about YA-maybe it’s due to the innocence of it, less swearing and sex. I can focus more on the story and the character, instead of cringing when the character can’t stop dropping the F-bomb. This doesn’t mean I won’t venture out and read the occasional Chick Lit/New Adult novel. I just think I’m going to be more cautious as to which ones I decide to pick.
How about you? How has your reading expanded through the years? What kind of genres have you learned to love? Which ones have you decided aren’t for you? I’d love to hear your reading story!