Reading Tastes

So I got the idea of this topic from Riley over on YouTube and thought I’d talk a little bit about reading tastes and how they can change over time.

Now this has happened to all of us at some point in our lives. Many of us started out with picture books and easy to read books, but now, as we’re older, there’s such a vast array of genres and age groups to choose from.

I remember loving simple books as a kid, and now that I’m older I am much more into YA and adult reads, but lately I’ve noticed something: my tastes are changing. I’m definitely over the whole dystopian genre, though I do have a few books I want to get into a see what they’re about; I want to get into more sci-fi kinds of things; I want to read more adult books and see if I can relate more to the characters and their situations or not.

I still highly enjoy and love YA, don’t get me wrong, but there’s something refreshing about reading adult books as an adult. The content is usually a bit more mature, the characters are around the same age, if not older, and the length of descriptions are usually much longer and of better quality.

Notice I keep saying “usually.” Not all adult books are like this, and even YA books can fit the mold.

So what is it about reading tastes that change so much?

I think part of the reason is because as you grow and experience more, you want to experience those same kinds of things through books. To be able to read something and relate to it on a mental, spiritual, and/or emotional level is exhilarating.

I’m not saying that you have to change your tastes to fit your age group, your friends’ taste, what teachers think you might need, or anything like that. But I have noticed that for myself, personally, it’s been a gradual occurance that’s been quite the experience to learn about.

How have your reading tastes changed? What are you into now that you weren’t into a year ago? Have you changed at all? Let me know!

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