The Reviewers' Roundtable is a weekly discussion feature hosted by me and Emily from Read Your Bookcase. Each week we discuss a different bookish/blogging topic and hope you guys will share your thoughts too!
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Michelle at Pink Polka Dot Book Blog
Are There Any Guys Out There??
ReadingThis is a question I would LOVE for you librarians out there to answer for me. Are there males checking out YA at your libraries? I'm really curious about it!! I feel like a lot of YA is written with a girl audience in mind... and a lot of the covers are totally girly. Not to say that there aren't books that are clearly written with a male reader in mind, but those are in the minority. So what's the deal?? Do boys not like to read (generally) as much as girls?? Are they embarrassed to read YA? Does it make them feel uncool to be marked as a "reader"? What is it??? Because I know tons of adult dudes who read A LOT. But when I was a teenager, NONE of the boys in my HS were ever carrying around a book.
Same with blogging. I know TONS of girls who blog about YA... but guys?? Not so much. There is Real Men Read YA. This guy is really funny AND he reads YA. And that's about all I know as far as bloggers go.
So if there are any guys out there (and if you're reading this, I commend you for not being scared off by the PINK in my blog name/design), I would LOVE to recommend some books for you... in fact I already did: Check out my Top Ten Tuesday- Recommendations for Teen Boys.
BUT sides from the ones I recommended on my TTT, I'd also like to include ones that seem to me like they would be popular among boys:
I want to know what you guys know!! Are there any YA-er guys out there?? What are they reading?? What would you tell them to read?? Do you know any cool guy book bloggers?