Friday, February 26, 2016

Feature & Follow Friday: Ten Reasons You Read Your Favourite Genre

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Ten Reasons You Read Your Favourite Genre

My fave genre is YA as a whole, really, but for this I'm narrowing it down to Contemporary YA. Here's my 10 reasons why I read contemporary YA!

  • The stories are relatable. They're my here and now and are about things I know.
  • The romance is often more developed than in fantasy, dystopia, etc. It's not so much insta-love, which irks me, and even better, there's rarely a love triangle too.
  • They're full of hard-hitting and thought-provoking issues.
  • I find them emotional. Even if they're not focused on some serious topic, as above, they often make me smile, laugh, cry, feel inspired and so on.
  • They have complex characters. For me, the characters often make the book, and in contemporary YA character development is often the big thing. There's no major world development, for example, that also has to be the focus.
  • They're standalone, more often than not. No waiting for the next book in a series! Yay!
  • Which also means they're short, in a way. The end is in sight. I can read the whole story in one sitting. I enjoy whiling away a few hours reading contemporary YA.
  • The many authors I've come to love. Many of the authors that are Must Buys for me write contemporary YA. Sarah Dessen, David Levithan,  Morgan Matson, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Perkins, to name a few.
  • I grew up reading contemporary. The Babysitter's Club, the Sweet Valley series's. It's what I've always enjoyed reading.
  • Simply, I just love contemporary YA.

There you go. 10 reasons I read my favourite genre. Easy. How about you? What is your favourite genre and why do you read it? Share your posts so I can visit and check out your answers. Thanks for following!


  1. Yes! I like reading YA as a whole too! Old follower. :)

  2. I totally agree with how character truly make the book! I love my characters in the dystopian, fantasy, or paranormal books :D But I actually LOOVE when there's a sequel, and lucky me, since that is more apparent in my type of genre :)

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  3. I too read all kinds of YA. Contemps are hit or miss for me, although I do like some of those authors you mentioned. IF they are full of hard hitting issues and IF the characters are complex, I'm more likely to like them. Good thoughts. Here's My F&F.

  4. Good answers.
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  5. I read contemporary, but I find myself gravitiating towards the more action-packed YA novels. Contemporary novels seem to bore me, and I never want to read them, though when I do I seem to enjoy them.

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  6. OOh good answers! Not my genre of choice but see some reasons that can be applied to my genre as well!

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  7. I don't tend to read much contemporary but I do love how hard-hitting and thought provoking they can be, with others being great light reads to make you feel better about yourself while getting you out of reading slumps :D it's brilliant!

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