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Book Discussion - Expanding Your Literary Horizons

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Published on Sep 18, 2012

This started out as a discussion about YA books and then just went into a rant about reading books outside of your comfort zone

55% of YA books are bought by adults: http://pwne.ws/Q5LbFg
Classics for YA Lovers: http://youtu.be/pHCdh8cmvpk

Giveaway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxTJhM...

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/27...
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rinceya
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Comments • 50

Savindi Jinasena
One classic that I absolutely adore is The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I highly highly recommend that one lol. Its a really great story. In case you haven't read it already. 
rincey reads
I definitely agree with you! YA is very addicting and if I have been reading too much YA, I have a hard time getting back into classics, too. But I know that I love classics and it just takes some practice getting back into it. 
Savindi Jinasena
I'm sorry I'm just watching your past videos now. Funnily enough I'm trying to get out of reading a lot of YA, but its quite an addicting genre. Even with that I love to read books which are realistic and 'issue' related. When I was growing up I read a lot of classics so I'm used to that writing style, but after reading YA it's hard to go back to classics, which is disappoint to me lol. But this month I'm just reading two adult books and finishing up Heist Society. I really enjoyed this video :)
rincey reads
I don't mind at all!
bookswithdylan
Hey! I really love this discussion. And I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about doing this discussion on the collab channel Im in, Go Book Yourself. I hope you dont mind. Its just such an interesting topic :)
09kayster
I agree with you about how some adult books try to be overly pretentious. I'm always like, "gosh get to the point"
rincey reads
It is easy to see the trends happening in YA books, like dystopian, but you can also find a lot of books that don't fall into that genre they just get as much publicity. I think the same thing happens in adult literature, but there are just more books in general published in adult literature.
rincey reads
I agree! I have actually done that before where I am reading an adult book that I thought was YA and vice versa. 
rincey reads
I think it is because once you are 18 you are legally an adult, like just an adult, although I understand what you are saying. But it generally goes Children's, Middle Grade (9-12/13 y.o), Young Adult or Teen (13/14-17), Adult (18+). Of course, this is just publisher and bookstore distinctions. 
ababayo358
Just wondering why YA literature is targeted to 12-17 year olds? As the name already suggests, the "genre" is for young adults, which I thought was 18+ ...
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