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My Reading Tastes Are Changing

For the last couple of years, I feel like this has become a reoccurring blog post but I want to talk about it now because I think something is actually happening in my reading life.

My reading tastes are changing.

I've felt it for a while. I haven't really been drawn to YA titles that much anymore especially contemporary. Being busy in my time, I have been really selective in the books that I pick up so for me: the shorter, the better. And when picking up shorter books, the less likely they are to be YA. The more I am exposed to more books, the more I get to read books that I connect to

Some of the books that I have picked up have really surprised me because of how much I ended up enjoying them. I think as I grow older, I am looking for different stories, different experiences and different perspectives. These don't just fit the YA mould.

I also have been really into different genres like horror and the occasional thriller which have not read from before and I'm interested in. I just want to read stories that interest me or sound interesting.

As I also am busier, I have lost touch with the bloggers and booktubers who I use to love and what is popular which is nice as I get to do more research myself. I also still know some of the books people love so am picking those up too.

This isn't to say that I hate YA now because that is far from the case as it is an age category, not a genre but there are definitely genres in YA that I am more drawn towards. I also think that I will be pickier in general in what I buy and pick up. I had a massive unhaul recently and so many were YA contemporary so I did feel bad but I'm just growing my tastes.

I have my favourites and will continue to read them however so it will definitely continue! YA is also well known for having more diverse stories and so many crossover narratives that I have loved this year that I definitely do not hate. Some of which I really enjoyed.

So all I can say is bring on all the books! 

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