Top Ten Tuesday: Changes in My Reading Life

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is Changes In My Reading LifeI didn’t really think about how my reading life has changed over the years until this prompt. But there are a few different aspects of my reading life that have shifted since high school and college.

Audiobooks: A few years ago, I would have scoffed at listening to audiobooks, not believing I would want to listen to them. But I love listening to audiobooks now, especially those with full casts or excellent narrators, and I don’t think my drives to work would be the same.

Ebooks: Like audiobooks, I haven’t always been a fan of ebooks. But recently, especially since I started requesting e-arcs via NetGalley, I’ve read more ebooks. Sometimes I can’t get a book from my library fast enough or I want to have something if I’m on the go, and ebooks are a perfect solution to that.

Graphic novels / comic books: I’ve always like reading comic books and manga, but I definitely read more than I did before because I have access to more titles through my library.

YA contemporary: I used to hate YA contemporary books because the characters and their decisions annoyed me more than I could tolerate the good aspects. But more recently, I’ve forced myself to read more YA contemporary and found a few titles that I have enjoyed.

Classics: While in school, I read a lot of classics for my English classes. Upon graduation, I realized no one was forcing me to read them anymore, but I still wanted to. There are quite a few out there I didn’t have to read, so I’m forcing myself to read (or reread) them.

Middle grade: I read a lot more middle grade books these, partly because it’s a bigger genre than it was before and because I want to publish middle grade books someday.

Adult fantasy: I usually stick close to the YA genre, but I have branched out a little more in the past couple years to read a few adult fantasy books. My biggest issue with adult fantasy is the books are so thick! But they’re usually worth it.

Rereads: I try to reread at least one book a month, usually something I haven’t read in a while. A few years ago, I started rereading favorite childhood series (Anne of Green Gables, Little House books, A Series of Unfortunate Events), so now I keep that going or I reread books with sequels coming out soon.

More books: In general, I read more books than I have in recent years. I’m sure as a kid, I still read more books than I do each year, but I’ve found I’d rather read a book than watch a movie or play video games. People wonder how I read so much and it’s simple: I take the time to read.

What changes have you noticed in your reading life? Don’t forget to join the link-up!

 

 

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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Changes in My Reading Life

    • Yes! I agree. I was in my car for like two minutes to drive somewhere and I had just finished an audiobook and didn’t have anything to start yet. It was so quiet, it was weird! xD

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    • That’s awesome! Ebooks can be super helpful, as in your case, if you don’t have access to physical copies. And sometimes it’s easier to read on a phone/tablet when you’re on the go.

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  1. Great list! I really agree about the YA books, I feel like there are so many more good ones than when I was that age (says this old lady of 26)! Reading YA with good plots about consent or lgbtq+ representation makes me so happy that this is something teenagers are reading now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love the idea of rereading a book every month! I miss rereading. It’s one of the things that has fallen by the wayside now that I read arcs. I may steal your idea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Here’s my TTT for this week!

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