Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Blogger Hop 9

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.

18 comments:

  1. I can relate. The last adult fiction novel I picked up was Never Let Me Go, and it is still waiting to be read. :)

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  2. 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!

    Happy Friday! New follower!

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

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  3. Why read adult fiction when YA is so much better?

    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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

    The Scarf Princess

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  6. 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!

    Happy reading!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have a problem getting into adult fiction also. It just doesn't call to me.

    Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

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  8. 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! :)

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  9. Hey
    new follower here
    I totally agree I love my YA too!
    here's my answer:
    http://thoughtsofareelfoothoodrat.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-blogger-hop-722-725.html

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  10. @Jess I tried to read Water for Elephants, and I just couldn't get into it!

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  11. 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!

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  12. Great post hon!!! THank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. 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!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  14. 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.

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  15. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am now your newest follower.
    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! ;)

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  16. 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.

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