The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.
This week's question is:
What's the ONE genre you wish you could get into, but just can't?
I'll have to say, adult fiction. I know I should read more... I hear about things that are supposed to be good. The patrons at my library ask me if I've read such and such. I certainly give it a try from time to time. But it just doesn't draw me in! I'm talking about authors like James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Michael Connelly, Sara Gruen, Jonathan Franzen. I've tried, I really have, but ultimately, I prefer at least a few wizards, dragons, angsty teens, first romance and the fast-moving plots that YA usually provides.
I can relate. The last adult fiction novel I picked up was Never Let Me Go, and it is still waiting to be read. :)ReplyDelete
I like the pacing in YA novels much better than adult. They seem easier to read for someone with a hectic life. I'm just glad they usually put me to work with the kids instead of the adults at the library!ReplyDelete
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Jessi @ Reading in the Corner
Why read adult fiction when YA is so much better?ReplyDelete
Hey, thanks for visiting StuckInBooks.com FF and recommending the Replacements. The cover of that book always freaks me out and I have avoided it. BUT if it's of the same type as the Iron Fey, I may have to reconsider. Thanks.
There is definitely nothing wrong with wanting to have those elements in the books you read! :) Water for Elephants was pretty amazing though..just had to throw it out there, lol.ReplyDelete
Thanks for becoming a follower of my site! I'm now following you back. And the podcast you told me about S Kenyon was intriguing, never heard that about her....but wow. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
The Scarf Princess
Thanks for stopping by my blog, The Crazy Bookworm. I like adult fiction but I have to picky with it. I suggest you give 'Nineteen Minutes' by Jodi Picoult a try. It's an adult book but focuses on highschool kids and a highschool shooting. An intense read but a great one!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have a problem getting into adult fiction also. It just doesn't call to me.ReplyDelete
Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick
Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're so lucky to have met JK. That's a dream of mine. I'm a new follower. Hope you have a good weekend! :)ReplyDelete
new follower here
I totally agree I love my YA too!
here's my answer:
@Jess I tried to read Water for Elephants, and I just couldn't get into it!ReplyDelete
Madigan, I've read James Patterson...snooze. Give me dragons and wizards any day of the week! Let's not try and force ourselves to read genre's we can't get into anymore. I am YA and proud of it!ReplyDelete
Great post hon!!! THank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm a new follower here. I don't read a lot of adult fiction either; there are just so many YA books begging to be read!ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yeah, Amanda Hocking's books are starting to come out in printed form. I noticed a couple weeks ago that the My Blood Approves series was available in print, and I know they'll be publishing the Trylle series. Her books should be more accessible because they're really good.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now your newest follower.ReplyDelete
You know, if you want to give adult a try without giving up the paranormal, try the Saint Germain historical vampire series by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro! I love them! ;)
I'm just the opposite!! Happy Hopping :)ReplyDelete
Hi! New Follower!ReplyDelete
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I'm so glad you said this because I agree completely. I always feel a little ashamed, like I should be reading adult books but I'm not. I just don't like them as much as YA. Like you said, I really like the character growth in YA and that seems to be a comparatively rare thing in adult books.ReplyDelete