Is It Just Me…?

I’ve never been one to make to big of a deal over writing book reviews on Goodreads. Maybe it’s because I’m too lazy, or maybe its because some of the reviews seem so detailed and thorough compared to what I would write, mine would not be a good read review (lol). But I always keep track of my books I’ve read on the site and give a star rated review.

I wouldn’t say this is a review either, it’s more of a confession, and I’m hoping that I’m not the only one. I have read and can enjoy all types of books if I come across them, but I don’t tend to drift too far from best selling authors. Maybe if I had more reading friends that recommended books to me I could be more adventurous, but I don’t really have any reading friends. I am also the type of reader that will finish a book once I start it no matter how much I dislike it.  So I try to stick with a sure thing, lots of repeat authors.


Here is my confession, I am in-love with reading young adult fiction, especially fantasy. Am I the only one that likes to read middle school level books? Lately I have been on this kick with them, and found them super comforting and calming in my busy life. Here is what I’ve read recently…


  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon
  • The Mostly True Story of Jack
  • The Witches Boy
  • The Thing About Jellyfish
  • Counting By 7’s
  • Diary of the Edge of the World
  • Wonder


I am starting to wonder if I am the only adult that enjoys these types of stories. I am educated after all and I can read and enjoy a number of more suitable and age appropriate books, what’s my deal? I’m slightly embarrassed to cart my young, teeny bopper book around with me wherever I go(And if you’ve read my nerdy posts, you know I never go anywhere without my book).

Does it have something to do with me running a daycare? I don’t know, maybe I am just around children so much that I am starting to want to read children’s books in my off time? (lol)  My husband says it’s because I am emotionally stuck at 14 years old. Like, whatever Ryan, I am nooooot! 


I’d like to think it’s because life is so stressful and hectic sometimes it feels really comforting and escapist to climb into a child’s fantasy book and not always want to come back. Plus, predictable or not, I am a fan of happy endings. Life is hard enough, I want to go somewhere happy and predictable sometimes.

So I am asking you bloggers what are your thoughts? Do you have nerdy or quirky reading interests? It’s not like I’m reading Captain Underpants, so it’s ok right?

By the way, if your a nerdy teeny bopper book lover too… what should I read next?

#colecampfireblog, #youngadultbooks, #booksilove


8 replies »

  1. You most definitely are not the only one to read these type of books. I download tons of them to my Kindle all the time. Along with the other 2000 books I have on there. I wish I could suggest something for you but unfortunately I am reading Texts from Jane Erye: And Other Conversations. You may enjoy I have been laughing so hard I end up with tears in my eyes.

  2. Some young adult books are very well written. I read them because they are usually easy to follow and a smooth read, plus often exciting. Nothing wrong there.

  3. You are not alone. I read everything it does not matter to me. As long as I can imagine what I am reading. I’m a go. All of the books I have read so far out of my school’s library would give adult books a run for their money.

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