Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Adult Fiction

Hold the phone, there's a new genre in town! What is "new adult fiction", you ask? These are books that are aimed at twentysomethings, or anybody who feels they have outgrown Young Adult fiction but are looking for books about people just a little older. Protagonists are slightly older than those in Young Adult fiction, usually about 18-25, but the books are often still published by children's book departments, perhaps because they are seen as "coming of age" novels.  As JJ, an editorial assistant at St. Martin's Press (the first publishing house to identify the genre in 2009), says: "there is a gap in the current adult market–the literary fiction market–for fiction about twentysomethings. You never stop growing up, I think, but little in the market seems to address the coming-of-age that also happens in your 20s." Whether you are a twentysomething looking for fiction to reflect your reality or just intrigued by the birth of a new genre, here are some likely titles you can check out from the library catalog!

Losing It by Cora Carmack [eBook]

Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Easy by Tammara Webber

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams  [eBook]


What is New Adult Fiction?

From Young Adult to New Adult: Books for the in-betweeners

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