This summer I am challenging myself to read some popular young adult books. Why would I do this? And why would this even be a challenge? Well, if you know me or have paid attention to the types of books I read through the blog or bookstagram, you would know that I typically don't like the popular young adult or teen books.
The books that are popular these days tend to lean towards the fantasy or dystopian genre. Series such as Harry Potter or Divergent or The Mortal Instruments are examples of these fantasy/dystopian popular books. And, personally, I'm not as interested in these genres. Other popular books include those with romance in them, and I've never been too fond of these books as well. For instance, The Fault in Our Stars? Eh, not much of a fan.
And, sure: Having different preferences in books is perfectly okay. I just thought that it might be a good idea to read some of these books because I am completely lost when going on bookstagram. What's a shadowhunter? And who's Rhysand? What's up with that stars quote that everyone's obsessed with? You see, I currently don't understand a whole lot of what's going on in the bookstagram community. And I would like to actually know for once.
So that is why, this summer, I want to challenge myself to read some popular young adult books. So far, I haven't actually read any (oh dear), but I plan on reading at least three before the summer is over. (Yes, I know: What an amazing and difficult challenge!) However, it is difficult for someone who typically doesn't read or like these kind of books.
Some books I'm thinking of maybe reading are...
- The Harry Potter series (although I've seen so many spoilers I'm not quite sure if I will)
- The Divergent series (apparently I need to read these, according to one friend)
- The Hunger Games series (according to the same friend, I need to read these as well)
- The Mortal Instruments series (that's a thing, right?)
I don't really know how this will all turn out and how well I will do, but I guess only time will tell! And who knows: Maybe I'll actually like one or two of the "popular" books that I read!