This week’s Booking Through Thursday:
Do you read books “meant” for other age groups? Adult books when you were a child; Young-Adult books now that you’re grown; Picture books just for kicks … You know … books not “meant” for you. Or do you pretty much stick to what’s written for people your age?
As a child I often read more adult books than maybe I should have – I was tearing through John Grisham aged 12 and read Tess of the D’Urbervilles at 13 (not that I remember understanding very much of it). I listened to Jane Eyre when I was about 10 (although I suspect this must have been an abridged version).
These days I am just starting to get into Young Adult books: having read the excellent Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, intending to vet it for my younger sister, I found that I really enjoyed it. I recently read and reviewed (post to come soon) The Goddess Test which is another excellent YA novel. I’m hoping to get my hands on a few more via my sister!