I’ve decided to do something a little different, and make a series of blog posts about topics and subjects around books that I want to discuss.
First on this long long long list is:
Falling out of love with genres.
This probably would of happened when you stopped reading childrens books and instead started reading YA. All of a sudden you realised that you needed something more in the story, plot, characters and the writing. But what has happened to me in 2015 is I figured out that YA is really not for me anymore, yes there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, YA holds no interest for me. In particular it is contemporary and paranormal thats bugs me the most and these where the books which I loved a few years ago. I can still read fantasy and science fiction YA but I think I am reaching the end of my tether with those as well!
And yes there genres don’t really interest me i.e horror or romance but I have never really been reading those books before, so it’s hard to say I never want to read them, because you never know!
But over the past year I found reading YA was boring, predictable and frankly childish, to me anyway. But my problem is that I didn’t read anything else. I had no where to go. Sure I have dipped my toes into other genres but never have I delved into other reading material.
I think I have outgrown the stories that YA has to offer and I need something with a little bit more substance and a lot less love triangles and problematic characters.
So while looking at my TBR bookshelf I really went through and decided what books I actually wanted to read, and sort out the books that have been there for years or books that I got just because everyone was reading them. And I really don’t want to force myself to read a book I don’t want to read. This year I am reading the books I want, not what is popular and raved about on every site there is.
So has this ever happened to you? Do you still love YA even though it has its problems? What is your absolute favourite genre to read?
Until the next time I read a book
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