This weeks topic is ‘The popularity of YA’, I’m not really sure what to say about this topic, so I will just follow the example questions!
Should YA take up most of our reading (if indeed it does)?
Uhm no?! You should read whatever you enjoy most! I do feel YA is the most popular within the book blogging community, but if it is not what you enjoy most then there is no point in forcing yourself to read it!
Do you like reading YA? Why or why not?
Definitely! I would say I read 70% YA and the rest is adult and a bit of middle grade! I really enjoy reading YA fantasy and sci-fi books, for contemporary/romance I prefer new-adult/adult books.
I mainly read YA fantasy books but lately I’ve been more and more interested in adult fantasy. Since the world and magic in adult books are even more advanced and well explored compared to YA. But often YA is a bit more easy to understand and follow along! They are often also faster to read, I guess because of the writing and the pacing! I feel like YA books are often quicker than adult, since worlds and backgrounds are a bit less explored (which is not necessarily a bad thing!).
What do you love/hate about YA books?
I feel like I kinda answered this in the previous question haha!
For YA fantasy I enjoy that the books are often quick paced, quite easy to follow and enjoyable characters. The reason why I’m starting to like adult fantasy more is that the worlds and magic systems are broader and more explored!
For YA contemporary I used to enjoy them because they are also fast paced and often quite funny. But they often take place in high school, and I think I’m a bit over that time period. The books often contain a bit too much drama for me that I cannot relate to. Although I sometimes enjoy one once in a while still! I often like them when I’m feeling a bit slumpy, since they are so quick!
What do you think is the most popular genre in YA and why?
I feel both fantasy and contemporary have a big following! I feel like also in adult these are two genres that are very popular! Idk why ahha, quess people just like those the most!
Why do you think YA books have such a big community as opposed to other books?
I guess it really has to do with the average age of book bloggers! But I still feel like there are lots of bloggers talking about adult books as well! Of course it also just depends on who you are following.
It might also be easier to talk about YA books since they are the most talked about books on the blog community, so your posts might be interesting to a bigger audience. But as I said before, it is important to talk about the books you want to talk about!