Book Pet Peeves is a feature where I do a mini-rant about bookish things that annoy me. Feel free to join in!
I was initially excited at the idea of New Adult books. I still really like the idea. As someone who’s trying to figure out what to do with my life, I like the idea of reading about others who are making similar decisions. Unfortunately that’s not really what New Adult has turned out to be.
This is a sampling of what you find labeled “New Adult” on Goodreads.
That all looks the exact same: romance or borderline romantic erotica. How boring is that?
Yes, I understand that this is only a small portion of New Adult books but the theme is very clear. There’s nothing wrong with those books per se. I know people read them and they sell very well. I was really hoping for more variety with the books.
I’m still holding out a bit of hope that there will be some variety with New Adult books but I’m not holding my breath for it.