Do you read New Adult or Young Adult fiction?

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Re: Do you read New Adult or Young Adult fiction?

Post by Eryn Bradshaw » 07 Apr 2018, 15:28

I've never heard of "New Adult." I'm trying to debate how much YA I want to read nowadays anyway. The school setting and teenage characters just don't seem appealing to me. I'm sure there are plenty of really good YA books and I wouldn't mind reading them. I'd love to read New Adult as well. I suppose it all comes down to if they book is written well enough to appeal to their target audience as well as older adults.
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Post by jomoyes » 30 Apr 2018, 09:10

I honestly haven't come across any books that I would consider NA, though I've heard of the genre. I would be willing to read them if I did, as long as the plot sounded interesting. I'm pretty much an equal opportunity reader.

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Post by Helpme71 » 01 May 2018, 21:12

I have never heard of the "New Adult" fiction category, but it seems intriguing. It's a tough decision for me, truthfully. I like the appeal of YA books, but I am moving into the "new adult" stage of my life, and I am finding that YA books are slowly becoming less and less relatable as the years go by. Unfortunate for me, as YA was, for a long time, my favorite genre. I can only hope to stay up-to-date with the YA novels for my future students!
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Post by Cristal2408 » 01 May 2018, 21:22

jomoyes wrote:
30 Apr 2018, 09:10
I honestly haven't come across any books that I would consider NA, though I've heard of the genre. I would be willing to read them if I did, as long as the plot sounded interesting. I'm pretty much an equal opportunity reader.
Try J. Lynn for good NA books. The author's real name is Jennifer L. Armentrout and usually only writes YA which are pretty good too.
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Post by Brookemaywatson » 02 May 2018, 11:54

Iv never noticed the term new adult I tend to go for a young adult book although now I know the meaning of new adult I have read and enjoyed a fair about of books that fit in the category.

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Post by Aixa Miller » 09 May 2018, 23:54

I read both, but more young adult than new adult. I guess it all depends on the genre of the book.

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Post by Anabiya » 10 May 2018, 21:04

Iam a mature Adult so i won't stop to buy and read the young Adult book right now but when I'll have my own children who will reach the Adulthood, I would really like to read some.

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Post by Rebecca AR » 29 May 2018, 00:40

The YA genre has certainly seen a resurgence in recent years (anecdotally, mainly amongst women in their 20s and 30s) and it's an interesting phenomenon. I think perhaps it's more to do with ease of reading, than anything particularly interesting about age of characters. Or maybe it does say something about us still feeling 'in between', or in a period of rapid growth and change, despite being out of adolescence...

Anyway, I have read and enjoyed a few books that I would consider NA, but I've never heard of that label.

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Post by J3nni315 » 31 May 2018, 16:59

The only New Adult author that I know of is Sarah J. Maas. I really enjoy her books because they are a nice transition from young adult to adult books. I like New Adult because the characters are in their early twenties, which is easier for me to relate to.

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Post by TaaraLynn » 14 Jun 2018, 12:56

When I was in high school around 10th and 11th grade, definitely YA. Other than that, now, neither really.
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Post by Bettercallyourbookie » 21 Jun 2018, 21:56

The New Adult genre targets people aged 18-midtwenties. Like you said, it's intended for people going through some new things in their life. It's meant for people who are older than YA is a target audience for, but not really interested in truly adult stories.

NA tends to be a bit edgier than YA, so I guess it depends on what kind of mood I'm in. Right now, I'd really did a good NA.

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Post by Tamorie21 » 07 Jul 2018, 13:05

inaramid wrote:
27 Nov 2017, 03:50
It's my first time encountering the term "New Adult" too. I'm interested in a lot of things, but I do tend to gravitate toward the YA genre because of the concepts.
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I have never really minded the age of the character though, for as long as he/she is someone I can empathize with.
I've never heard of New Adult either, but I don't think I'd be against reading it. I actually can't even imagine what an NA book would be like in comparison to a YA books because I also think it all comes down to the characters, regardless of their age. If I like the character, I'll most likely enjoy the book.

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Post by Vscholz » 02 Aug 2018, 17:00

New Adult is a... new genre. Young Adult is also a relatively new genre. Heck, children's literature is technically less than a century old! There weren't always these labels and it is interesting to see the expansion, although if we start labeling everything, it will get too murky.

I tend to group the two (New and Young) together for simplicity. I know that there is a difference, and I can identify a book written for a fifteen-year-old and one written for a twenty-five-year old.

I am a 1990s kid--I've heard us referred to as the "nostalgic generation" because we experienced so much change in so little time that we like to revisit the past more than other generations. I think that New/Young adult books abate that need for returning to the past because I don't quite identify with middle-aged characters but I'm no longer a teen (or even new adult). My upbringing was a bit tumultuous so reading stories of others from that time somewhat romanticizes being a teen, even a troubled one.

I miss the mindset of being a teen, kinda. Would I choose New Adult over Young? I should probably start moving that way as I continue aging, but I don't know that I'm ready to separate the two just yet.

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Post by Kareka88 » 05 Aug 2018, 18:46

I've not heard of New Adult fiction. I do enjoy Young Adult fiction now and then.
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Post by Brooknichols » 08 Aug 2018, 13:30

I am always in the young adult section first and in all honesty it doesn't hurt my pride at all to be called an young adult to be honest. I don't understand the huge deal about "young adult" to "new adult." New adult makes me sound like I don't know what I'm doing and in all honesty I don't but I don't want to be reminded.

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