A few days ago I tweeted out asking why people never talk about the Stormlight Archive series when they talk about Brandon Sanderson’s books. I got a reply from his editor (which was really freaking cool) he said that “YA readers mostly haven’t read Stormlight Archive yet”.
I’m probably going to annoy some people here (quick reminder that we are all adults) but it really bugs me when people only read in one genre. Especially YA, because YA is not any better than any other genre, like all books you get good YA and you get bad YA. But it almost seems like a community has grown (I’m talking about booktube here) when people mostly read YA.
I’m not saying reading YA is bad. It just annoys me because these people make out like these YA books are amazing, and generally I’ve found that they are not, they are average at best. But these books are so hyped up that people think they are amazing. Throne of Glass is one example. Another is We Were Liars, I mean I was more upset over the dogs in We Were Liars than the “huge” plot twist.
I’m not trying to hate on people who read YA, it would be a bit hypocritical seeing as I read YA but I just wish people would read more than YA. They are missing out on so many brilliant books because they only read in one genre. One of my favourite things to do is go to the huge Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street street in Glasgow. It has 5 floors full of books, and I take 2 or 3 hours and just walk around the entire store looking for something interesting. And if I find an interesting book in the spirituality section, or graphic novels thats great. But it seems like some of these people would go straight to the YA section and not look anywhere else, and they are missing out on so much because of that.