New Romantics: Cultural Diversity in YA Fiction

As a young teen I devoured YA fiction romances like they were my favourite cannolis from that cute bakery down the road from my house – if you don’t know what cannolis are you truly haven’t lived my friend! BUT enough of that sweet tangent. Back to the point at hand!

I lived for YA / teen fiction romances because they were so cute and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I basically read every teen fiction book that was available at my high school library. Some included: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Bras and Broomsticks, Twilight, Princess Diaries (a lot of Meg Cabot actually!), Anna and the French Kiss, The Candy Apple series etc … you get the idea! But after that … I just stopped? The books just weren’t interesting anymore maybe it was because I had changed but eventually they all just seemed to merge into one another.

The evolvement of diversity in YA fiction, specifically the subgenre of romance finally encouraged me to delve back into these books. I was excited to see diversity as it allowed for these books to reflect how the real world looks (inclusive of all ethnicities and cultures).

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YA Book Haul #1 2019

WOOO it’s my first book haul! Well on this blog anyway, because trust me, my friends and family have had plenty of book hauls from mewhether it be in person or via social media.

This is one of the bigger hauls that I’ve had recently. I buy books one maybe three at a time and they’re usually new books that justcame out in a series that I’ve previously read, or a book that really intriguedme in the store. Gone are the days of my extravagant book depository orders(although I hope to get back into this in 2019 as I want to read more!). I havecombined books that I have bought in December and January for this haul.

With this haul, I tried to diversify my story and author range – I’ve reached for some new authors as well as some old ones that I absolutely love.

Let’s get onto the haul!

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About Me


Like my tagline says, I’m just a girl living in a literary world. So often I finish a book or a tv show and I just have so many things to talk about but like no one to talk to or I have too much to say to fit into a tweet so my solution was this – to combine two passions; reading and writing!

I intend for this blog to focus on my love for books but it will also feature pieces on tv shows that i am obsessed with at the moment and also just life in general.

I want to upload opinion pieces regarding the literary world / book community as well as fun posts such as book hauls, book & tv comparisons, book reviews / thoughts (will be featuring both new and old books) and anything that piques my interest.

Thank you for joining me! I look forward to sharing my thoughts and opinions in the upcoming future regarding some of my favourite things in the world!