Reviewing books that aren’t for your age-range.

Howdy. Today I come to you with a little discussion post regarding “books that aren’t for your age-range”. I want to share just some thoughts that have been on my mind lately and see what other people think!

I feel like there’s two sides to the YA coin: young-Young Adult and mature-Young Adult. You can spot the difference between these two with the writing style, the actual age of the characters and the plot-points and topics discussed in the text.

That’s not to say that books with younger characters can’t fit into the mature-Young Adult category, or that young-Young Adult can’t still discuss important matters. I feel like most people are going to understand what I’m trying to say so I’m not going to over-explain myself. (please say you know what I mean🤞)

As someone who is approaching 20 *gasp horror* I’m starting to grow out of a large section of this genre that I still do really love. And that’s okay. It’s the circle of life. But sometimes I don’t realise that until I start reading.

For example, one of the first books I picked up this year was I Think I Love You by Aurianne Desombre and as soon as I started reading I realised the characters where younger then I was expecting and it read a lot younger too.

Ultimately I ended up enjoying it. I thought the age of the characters worked with the story being told and I found it cute, but before getting to that point I did have to think “how am I going to rate and review this?” Personally I didn’t like it but is it fair to drag down a books rating when logically I can see that it was meant for a younger audience?

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What makes me pick up a book? // Let’s Talk Bookish

Howdy and happy Friday.

I’ve been on morning this week at school and so I’m dead. Or at the very least, my brain is napping right now. But functioning brain or not, it’s time for another round of Let’s Talk Bookish, with this weeks topic being: What makes you pick up a book? (suggested by Rafaela @ The Portuguese Bibliophile)

Let’s Talk Bookish is a is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

What makes you pick up certain books?

Sheer randomness and sometimes time restraints.

I write out a TBR each month for the sole reason of having the satisfaction of crossing them off when I’ve read them, but even then those books are picked based on what I’m in the mood for and what books have just been catching my attention recently.

Sometimes this is influenced by hype. Seeing a certain book talked about a lot on Youtube or on blogs makes me pick it up because I want to be part of the conversation.

And then there’s the whole: I need to read this because I don’t have much time left before the blog tour/ arc’s publication date/ release of the sequel or tv show.

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