January 16, 2013

What Do You Think #9



Today's Question:

What do you think of the New Adult genre?




My Personal Thoughts:
Personally, I think that the New Adult genre is filling a void in fiction.  There are children's books, middle grade books, tween books, YA books, and adult fiction.  But where are the books centered on the college-age crowd?  That's where New Adult comes in.  I think the name "New Adult" is horrid and needs to be changed ASAP, but I think the genre itself is not going to go anywhere and I am excited for it.  


What are YOUR thoughts?

12 comments:

  1. I'm just beginning to hear about this genre but agree that the name is awful. I need to find a book that's considered new adult to try.

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  2. I think I've heard it one other place than here. Otherwise, I haven't heard of it and...well..could care less what it's called. I read what I read, regardless of genre. :)

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  3. Okay, true, I mostly read mysteries and crime thrillers. :) So that's why I don't care what it's called, because I probably won't read it anyway.

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  4. I had not even heard about this and it seems stupid!

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  5. Me too. I think I could probably make an even more informed decision if I read a book that I knows come from this genre.

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  6. Do you think they should just incorporate this into the YA genre?

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  7. I think it's a marketing idea, NOT a genre (and that technically Young Adult isn't a genre, either). It's a way to capture the 18-24 year-old-market. As a reader, I don't see the point. When I was in middle school I was reading books about women in their 20s, and in my twenties I read books about teenagers. What people want is a good story, regardless of the age of the protagonists.

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  8. I agree, it's a terrible name. To my mind, if a "young adult" is a teenager, then technically speaking, a "new adult" must be younger. Brand new, right? Or am I being too technical? It will be interesting to see what happens to it as a genre. When I was that target age range, I don't remember being consumed with a strong desire for books about people my age. But then again, like Tasha says, I read everything from children's book to YA to adult books.

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  9. I hadn't heard of "new adult" but it seems kind of pointless.

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    1. It will be interesting to see if it sticks around long, Carol.

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  10. I like this idea, but I really don't care for how it is categorized!!

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