This is an awesome new reader/writer friendly meme, brought to us by Savannah at The Reading Girl!
"Since we're nearing the very end of the year, I'm sure you've all noticed certain trends in YA fiction. Love 'em or hate 'em, certain genres have skyrocketed to the forefront of the best-seller list. Which genre do you feel was neglected during 2010, and which one do you think got maybe a little too much loving?"
Without a doubt, Paranormal Romance has taken over the best-seller list. It's featured everywhere. And, as I just recently posted, it's gotten its own section in Barnes and Noble. It's not that it's gotten too much loving, it's gotten all the loving. This wouldn't be such a problem for me if I liked reading paranormal romances, though.
I really feel that contemporary fiction was neglected. Between the vampires, faeries, witches, mermaids, and historical YA books, contemporary fiction definitely took the back seat. Don't get me wrong. I love vampires and faeries. But my heart belongs to contemporary fiction, and there just wasn't enough of it going around and getting attention.