I never thought it would happen and I never even saw it coming but…
I am not liking YA romance novels anymore.
There, I said it….I am sad about it because I really enjoyed them but I think I am just not feeling it anymore. My taste has changed a lot over the past year. I still enjoy MG books but something about YA books has been making me DNF more than I would like, so I believe I just am over the romance in a YA. I find myself enjoying more sweet romance stories, adult like ones. Historical Romance and cute second chance romances, even a good holiday read. So let me explain briefly what I mean…
I love YA Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Dystopian, Steampunk, etc. I just can’t do the romance ones like straight boy meets girl, boy and girl piss me off. I guess now that I am older the issues they are going through don’t really relate to me anymore and my old lady wisdom (well I’m not that old) is more annoyed by how they are acting then actually able to enjoy the story. So I am pushing aside any YA Romance I planned to read and get to the stuff I think better suits me and my mood at the moment. Will I ever go back? Maybe. You never know, I notice readers are easy to change what they like to read, if you are like me, mood reading plays a huge part of it. I think now I am more interested in more mature books (did I really say that?) I like the Historical Romance and Hallmark type romance. I am looking for that sweet romance with a cute fun story. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and live HEA! I have been exploring more in the Romance area, finding a few that seem to have sparked my interest and I have a feeling this might be something that might grab hold of me for a while. I’m not saying my blog is going to go away from YA, I do still like the ones I listed above (with more story and less romance) but I think the romance ones that you haven’t seen in a while on my blog are going to go away completely.
Sometimes I wonder if that is what has caused my slump of reading to begin with. Since I was forcing myself to read stuff that I just don’t seem to be interested in anymore. Now that I figured it out, I plan to go with my gut from now on and just read what I feel I want to read at the moment. I never really thought I was a mood reader, until this year. Unless it’s just me getting older and knowing what I enjoy more.
So I ask, Are you a mood reader? Have you stopped reading a genre recently after realizing it just wasn’t for you anymore?
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Have a great day and Happy Mood Reading!