Apparently I accidently published this in May 2020 instead of recently when I wrote it so I’m reposting it XD
Long time, no talk. I have no excuse so I’m not going to write about it. I’m just going to pretend nothing happened, LOL. If you’re still here, hello! I’m glad you stayed around. 🙂
I’ve just become in a huge, huge, huge reading slump. I’m not even sure if it’s a reading slump. I just haven’t been interested in reading anything in a long time. I’m 27 now and I feel like YA books are becoming too… “young” for me but adult books are too “old” for me. I think because of this I’m not in a mood to read because nothing relates to me.
This just brings me to my question, do I still enjoy YA books? I think in a sense I still like them but I don’t love them like I use to when I was in my teenage years. I find myself maturing as I age and reading about teens in love and not communicating drives me nuts. I think I’ve read maybe two books since my last blog post. I read the Renegades by Marissa Meyer and Scythe by Neal Shusterman. I really enjoyed them, but I don’t feel compelled to read the rest of the series like I once did.
I read an amazing article called “I’ve Outgrown Young Adult Fiction and I think I’m Okay with That” by Jeffrey Davies on book riot that states “I realized that my newfound inability to find comfort or understanding in YA books was that by growing older, I had begun to let go of many of the anxieties associated with youth—most of which are constantly portrayed in the genre.” I felt this. I feel this. As I finish college and step into another stage of my, marriage, I find myself not having the worries I use to. I don’t care if a guy is super hot because I already have my guy. I don’t have fear constantly plaguing me that he’s going to leave because I know where both in it for the long haul.
I still enjoy YA books; however, I’m slowly letting go of the guilt that I need to read only YA books in order to blog about them. I think that’s why I’ve slowly started to neglect my blog as well. I haven’t been reading YA books as much as I use to so I feel a sense of guilt if I want to blog about anything else.
I’m not really sure what this post was really about. I feel like I just rambled the whole time. How do you feel? Do you still love YA books? Are you starting to grow away from them? Why or why not?