Young adult (or YA) books is one of the fastest-growing segments of the book publishing market — growth in YA book publishing far exceeds that for mainstream adult books (see “Young Adult and New Adult Book Market”).
One of the reasons for the high sales of YA books is the popularity of YA novels among readers outside of the genre’s main demographic (12 to 18-year-olds):
“By some market estimates, nearly 70% of all YA titles are purchased by adults between the ages of 18 and 64. Of course, some of those are parents but, assuming that the majority of actual young adults are old enough to make and do make their own book purchases, a lot of “non-young adults” are reading those teen books” (source).
Here is a great list compiled by Tara Sonin for the B&N Reads blog with her picks for great YA reads for adults:
Most are available at CA Library — check our catalog here!