An Adult Reading YA

We all have preferences, even as readers. But some readers’ preferences don’t confine them to a specific genre or audience. To learn more about adults who read YA, I interviewed a good friend.

Lee Anne owns a restaurant and mural painting/marketing design company. She’s fiercely creative and reads both adult and YA books. Here are my questions and her answers:

What is your favorite type of YA book to read? I don’t have a specific type, but I look for a fast paced story.

What about Adult books? What is your favorite type of Adult book?  When I was a young adult, my mother introduced me to Sidney Sheldon.  I read every single one of his books and loved them!  Now I tend to look for an author that showcases a similar style, which led me to James Patterson and Lisa Gardner.  I have broadened my selections, but when I’m not sure what to read next, I tend to head for the suspense section.

Do you have a favorite type of type character?  I’m not sure I have a favorite type. But I appreciate all well crafted characters in a thoroughly developed story line regardless whether they are in a YA or Adult book.

Is that the same for both genders? Yes. Just well crafted characters.

When finishing a book, which emotion do you prefer to feel?  Perplexed. I love a story that makes me ponder for several days after completion.  I have read several that left me wondering: what just happened?  For example, the ending to Defending Jacob will haunt you and make you contemplate the meaning of being a mother.

What are you looking for in a good book?  The book has to catch my attention quickly and move at a fast pace through the story. And I love when then ending is a twist that I did not anticipate.

How much does the cover art influence your choice in books?  I usually know what I am looking when I go get a book, however, if I don’t, the cover greatly influences me.

What else impacts your choice in books?  Opinions of friends, best sellers, and online reviews

Do you have a lot of recommendations from friends? Yes

What are you reading now? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Best book that you’ve read?  Several… Defending Jacob by William Landay, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Just to name few.

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