We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger. What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
Before I started blogging or even after a year of blogging I read thrillers, romance, memoirs, literary fiction, horror, and a few other genre’s. But there was one genre that I was not very aware of.
The only Young Adult books I had read were the Twilight Series and I didn’t even know that YA was such a vast genre. But soon I discovered blogs that reviewed YA books and a whole new world opened up. I have always been attracted to book covers and I think the YA genre has some of the most attractive covers. Then I won a couple of YA books, I got a few requests for reviews and I was hooked.
Now YA is one of the genres I love. I keep reading reasons for why people read YA. One of the reasons I kept coming across is that Bloggers read YA books because they are quick reads and since people don’t have much time or that they are pressured to post reviews. Yes, it’s true that YA books are quick reads but is that the only reason we read? A few bloggers might have that reason but not all bloggers read YA just because they are quick reads. That would be undermining the genre. We as book bloggers read above average and quick reads can be why we read certain books. But we need more than that. Reading is more than having a huge “books read” count.
What I love most about books is their ability to transport us to different places and YA does that effectively. Besides YA has some of the best fantasies.
So thank you to all the bloggers who blog about YA books. I’m not talking about blogs that blog only about YA, I’m talking about blogs that review other genre’s too. So thank you for introducing me to such a wonderful genre.