Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday Thoughts #3: When do you become too old for YA?

This is a weekly meme I'm doing (again, still, don't know that it's popular enough for the M-word yet) so we can all share our thoughts on all things literary. If you have an opinion this week, make a post and sign up on the Linky below.

This week's subject: When do you become too old for YA books?

So you're at the library looking at new additions and see a Young Adult novel. You might pick it up and read the blurb, you might read the first page or so to see if you like it. But at what point do you look at it and go
There was a while back when I was 19 or 20 and thought to myself "Kristina, you're getting old. Time to read grown up books." I realize now I was wrong. Grown up books are so much more boring than YA books. I LOVE YA books! That's not to say I don't appreciate a good older-audience read now and again, but now that the infamous Vampire vs. Werewolf phase is over I'm bypassing the nonfiction section and headed into the YA section of the library.

I can't believe I thought I was too old for young adult books. I don't even watch adult movies. I'm 22 and almost exclusively watch Disney and Pixar films.

1 comment:

  1. There are some young adult books that I would have loved as a teenager, but find too juvenile as an adult. I’m not a fan of YA books that focus on high school drama/angst/cliques. When I was in high school, I probably would have liked them, but now they just make me roll my eyes. Luckily, there is a lot of awesome YA out there that isn’t about high school. I love those books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!