I grew up In a family that really values reading; my mum, dad, granda, EVERYONE reads constantly. My earliest memory of loving particular books and being completely obsessed with them falls to every Jacqueline Wilson book. From the Suitcase kid to Candyfloss and the all important Tracy Beaker. I adored all of these books and my mum would never fail to get me the latest one when it was released. This was between the ages of around 5 to about 8 or 9.
I always read here there and every where, but it definitely took a tumble when I was in my early teens, I could happily say I read nothing for at least 3 years. But then Twilight came and like it did for anyone else, it waltzed me into the world of Young Adult fiction. I first watched the movie of Twilight and I genuinely became entranced immediately, it may sound daft but you all know what it’s like when you read or watch something and you just need more ASAP. Well, that’s how it was for me with Twilight, so the day after I watched the movie I went and bought the whole series. I flew through it in a few days and still until today by biggest bookish achievement was that I read Breaking Dawn in 1 day.
So that began my YA reading habits. I bought all the books in the Young Adult section of Waterstones and easons and just went by doing that for a year or two. Then I discovered booktube, I thought it was amazing a full community dedicated to just books reviews, recommendations, the lot. The past two years have been full of amazing YA fantasy, contemporary and dystopian books that I probably would never have picked up. Now I’m not saying particular genres have an age limit OR that I’m going to stop reading YA (cause that would be impossible because yanno feels). But I do think it’s time to start reading outside the YA Genre, such as non-fiction, books from marginalised authors etc etc. SOO the point of this post is to say, its ok to change your reading habits AND can you all please send me some recommendations? Any books you think might be a good lay way into new genres.
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