Poll Sunday: Are You An Adult Who Reads YA? Even If You’re Not, I Want To Know!

In light of the recent outburst of opinion on the internet that was sparked by this article on Slate.com, I wanted to run my own poll and see who’s really reading young adult books and how old those readers are. I’d love to get your feedback! After I compile some numbers, I’ll be posting the results, along with my own personal thoughts about adults who read YA books.

Let’s start with an easy question:

This next question is only for those readers who actually read young adult books:

Please answer the next question according to your age:

If you are over 18 and you read YA books, please answer this question:

This question is for everyone who’s over 18 years old:

And finally, how do you feel about adults who read YA books?

Thank you for participating! Do you have any strong feelings about this topic? Let me know in the comments, and stay tuned for the results, which I’ll post in a couple of weeks. And please feel free to share this poll! 


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Posted June 15, 2014 by Tammy in Discussions, Poll / 11 Comments


11 responses to “Poll Sunday: Are You An Adult Who Reads YA? Even If You’re Not, I Want To Know!

  1. I’ll be interested to see the results. I read YA just because I enjoy them as a work of fiction, I don’t think it’s a question of age, just what appeals to a particular reader

  2. I actually read more YA books now than I did when I was younger. I flip flopped. I read mostly adult books from the sixth grade on and now I probably read more YA books but I do read adult books too. I read what appeals to me so if that happens to be a YA book I’ll read it. People should read what they like regardless of who the intended audience is for.

  3. There is a trend that is depressing me these days that is in response to all this snubbing of YA: saying that all YA is better than all adult. I bring it up because those are the options in the poll of why you read YA. I don’t read YA because it is across the board better in any way, I read YA because there are good YA books just like there are good adult books 😉

    • Good point. One of the things I want to discuss when I do a recap post is that I’m afraid adults (and teens too) are missing out on some wonderful writers who write “adult” books. There are good and bad books to be found no matter which age group you decide to read.

  4. For me, YA books are a nice change of pace from adult books, just like UF is a nice change, horror is a nice change, etc. I like some variety and to keep mixing it up. And sometimes, a good YA can be the perfect palate cleanser after a string of heavier reads (and vice versa, really!) These days the more I read I find I’m a lot pickier about my YA, though. I like them more unconventional 🙂

    • I’ve definitely become picky when it comes to YA. I feel as if the YA boom has produced very uneven results, and I also look for those that are truly different and unique.