- Being conscious of that adultness.
There are a lot of discussions about how adults are taking over the young adult category. I am not going to get deep into my thoughts because it is a loaded conversation that needs its own entire post that I may write one day. Overall, it is a valid and needed conversation.
- Adult listening to adults
A. I do not want to invade teens reading spaces.
I believe that I mostly follow adult y.a. readers which is probably because as a y.a. returner I have different expectations for the genre. Also, I feel kind of uncomfortable coming into a teens space.
Part of the reason I am able to be a part of the category is because of the discussions. I’m connected to people who discuss all the issues I have had with category since I left back in the day. Not to say that teens are not part of these discussions but I think adults are mostly part of these discussions.
- Past y.a. reader me
A. grew up with y.a.
Archie comics and Fear Street were the first books I really read.
B. having a blog/goodreads footprint of me with y.a.
I can look when I first read certain books and let go of y.a.
- Changes in y.a. then and now
A. Mass market paperback to mostly hardcover or trade paperback
B. Y.A. novels are bigger
C. More diversity
D. More voices hitting mainstream publishing than before
If you are someone who has been around y.a. for a long time what are some things you have noticed change about the genre? How do you feel about the whole adults in y.a. discussion? What are some things you have noticed since more adults have come into the category?