My Halloween Resolution

My last post notwithstanding, I have decided that I have been reading too many young adult novels lately.  I’m 26.  I’m married. I have a real job. Yet I keep reading books meant for teenage/pre-teen/even-younger-than-that girls.  Part of this is due to my Betsy-Tacy journey.  Part of this is due to my Post-War and Peace lack of attention for big books.  And partly is is just because some good young adult books have recently been released or discovered.

But I don’t want to read only YA books.  There are a lot of good grown-up books out there that I want to read.  So I’m instituting a new rule.  I need to keep at least a 1:1 ratio each month (starting in November of course).  For every YA book I read, I need to then read a non-YA book.  This will allow me to shift my focus back on some of the other books I want to be reading.

I also want my husband to respect me again. (I told him he would like this post and he asked if he was in it.  I said no and he said he likes when he is in my posts so this is me mentioning him).

But I do still have Catching Fire to read…and the Betsy-Tacys…and…

10 thoughts on “My Halloween Resolution

  1. Katelyn October 29, 2009 / 12:56 am

    Ironically, for a long while I never read any YA lit. (Actually, I was a bit of a snob about it.) But your reviews of these novels have been so glowing and your enthusiasm for them so infectious that now I can’t wait to discover Betsy-Tracy, etc. for myself! In a way, I already feel like Betsy-Tracy is a friend or at least that she is destined to become a friend.


    • Michelle October 29, 2009 / 11:11 am

      I hope you do read the Betsy-Tacy books. The early ones are nice, but not amazing. But I am absolutely loving Heaven to Betsy – the first of the high school books.


  2. Nicole October 29, 2009 / 1:08 am

    I have been diversifying my reading over the year as well. I’ll be watching for your reviews to see your progress. Good luck.


  3. Julie P. October 29, 2009 / 1:14 am

    Oh stop! I’m 40 and still reading lots of MG and YA (although I use my daughter as an excuse.) A good book is a good book regardless of how it is labeled.


    • Michelle October 29, 2009 / 11:12 am

      Haha. I wasn’t trying to say that I shouldn’t be reading YA. I just want to make sure it’s not all I’m reading.

      And I can’t wait to have kids to use them as an excuse for reading younger books.


  4. Bookaddict October 29, 2009 / 6:41 am

    I’ve been enjoying some Young Adult fiction myself. I think diversifying your reading is good, but ultimately it is whatever you feel like reading.


  5. mamareads October 29, 2009 / 8:33 am

    You have to read Catching Fire before you institute your new rule! It was excellent!


  6. Bina October 29, 2009 / 1:07 pm

    Haha, hope you you can manage that rule. You don´t write weirdly YA in any case 🙂 There are so many great new YA books, good luck!


  7. Vishy November 1, 2009 / 2:00 am

    Best of luck with the 1:1 rule 🙂 But hope you continue to read YA fiction too!


  8. Ti November 2, 2009 / 6:13 pm

    I think your 1:1 plan is a good one and I laughed over the Husband comment. I’m so glad you mentioned him. Now he can rejoice!


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