Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:
Ten Reasons I Love X — could be a certain book, character, author, your indie bookstore, a fandom, a tv show, reading, a hobby, a genre. Honestly anything you want to gush about.
I’m doing 10 Reasons Why I Love NA, because I feel that there’s still a lot of stigma in regards to this particular genre, and because I love it!
45 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Reasons Why I Love NA”
I completely agree with all of this. I hate the stigma that NA has because most of the times it isn’t true. NA is not only about sex and romance like a lot of people think and most of the NA books we both read had a lot of important plots and storylines. Just think about Shut Out and how important the message in that book was. Everyone should read this to understand how good NA books can be.
YES! Also, have you been thinking a lot about shut out too, given the whole thing about the 6 months sentence in that case?
Yep. When I read that I could only think not only how bad it was (and how ridiculous that sentence was) but also about Shut Out because most of that book focused on rape on campus and consensual and non-consesual sex. So yeah, NA books deal with a lot of important subjects like this one.
😉 i agree. when I was reading the letter, the book came to mind several times
I agree with you! NA is definitely my favorite genre.
right now, so is mine. I find myself reading much more NA than any other genre
Hey, have you read any Jay McLean yet? If not, I think you should. I would suggest starting with the More Than series.
i haven’t yet. i’ll check that out 🙂
I have to admit, I don’t read a lot of NA, or…not at all that I can remember, actually, haha. But I do love all of your arguments there, and it definitely makes me want to try more books into that genre! 🙂
have you read ACOTAR though?
No, I haven’t! Should I? 🙂
you should :P, but to the point, ACOTAR is a new adult book. People think it’s YA for some reason, but it’s really not :P. The MC is 19, which makes it NA, even though it’s fantasy 😉
OHhh really? I had NO idea it was NA! (What would I do without you, ahah :p).
it definitly is 😛
i didn’t realize how much of NA was indie published – that’s awesome! My TTT
most of the NA books I read are, and most are pretty amazing 😉
I avoided reading NA for the longest time because I was one of the people who believed that they’re basically erotica (not that there’s anything wrong with that, just not my cup of tea!) but of late, I’ve been really enjoying New Adult novels for basically all the reasons you just mentioned 😛 Great list!
I get why you thought that before, because given the covers, I thought mostly the same until I tried it. Truth is, they’re not much different than most YA, but just a little bit more adult-y
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover is apt for this misunderstood genre 😉 I think Colleen Hoover is who really got me into NA – her covers are milder than most others 😛 From the few books I’ve read, I think the characters are a bit more mature in NA but not much else is different between NA and YA.
i love CoHo :). Finding Cinderella was one of the first NA I read
Finding Cinderella was my first CoHo book! Still haven’t read Hopeless, even though FC is a novella to the story…
it was my first CoHo book too. I only read hopeless many months after ;). it’s worth the read though
I’ll be sure to check it out, I have the book just haven’t gotten around to reading it 😛
I haven’t read any NA yet, but I think the idea of it is beginning to appeal to me more and more as I age. Now that I’m in college and done with high school, I’m finding it harder to relate to many of the things that characters in YA books are experiencing. NA might be the solution to my problem!
i think that’s a smart move. a lot of characters in NA deal with adjusting to university, finding a path, career, etc ;), those are very important questions
I love and totally agree with this list! I definitely want to read more NA 🙂
🙂 glad to hear it!
I haven’t really branched out in to NA. I think I will now, though. Thanks for the pep talk! 😛
that’s awesome! you just have to find the books that work for you 😉
I’m very choosy when it comes to NA and I mostly read the one’s that sounds fun and entertaining.
i tend to those too, though I’ve had my share of heartbreaking ones.
YES OMG character driven is 👌🏻👌🏻
Great post! I enjoy the memes and gifs 🙂 I have yet to read NA and don’t think I’m quite old enough for it. It sounds amazing though 😀
maybe wait a few years 😉
That’s what I’ll do 🙂
Great post! I haven’t read many NA books and the ones I have read have been meh for me, but this list was eye opening to a lot of misconceptions I had. I had no idea about them representing diversity so well, so yay for that 😉
until i started reading more NA, I didn’t know about representation either. truth is, I’ve read several books about several physical problems and limitations, such as several types of paralysis and MS and so on, and there’s some sexual diversity too.
I must admit I’ve not read many NA books but I’ve loved all ones I have read. I definitely feel like they are a bit more grounded in its realism and I do find myself able to relate to some of their predicaments. Plus you can’t go wrong with some steamy sexy time haha. 😉
eheh! your comment is perfect!
*SLOW CLAPS* for this list!! I love the indie community as well. Most of my favorite authors are indie authors. & sexy times are always a plus. Also, SHENANIGANS! Gifs on point as always!
😉 i think people misjudge this genre so so much.
Ha! I just used that Cap gif too – it’s a good one. I can definitely see the appeal of NA 🙂 it seems like a lot of fun most of the time.
the cap gif is awesome! And yeah, you know i love the genre, so I’m biased 😛