Hello friends! Today, Dani and I are sharing the Let’s Talk Bookish topics for May 2021. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.
Many thanks to Sam and M.T. Wilson for suggesting topics! We love having suggestions from the community, so be sure to share any topic ideas you have using this google form. I also have the feedback form linked down below so be sure to read to the end!
Without further ado, let’s get started!
May 7: What Makes You Continue Picking Up YA/Middle Grade? Or Why Don’t You? (suggested by Sam @ River Moose Books)
Prompts: As adults some of us leave YA/Middle Grade behind and some of us continue to revel in it…but what separates us as readers? If you still pick up YA/Middle Grade, what draws you to them instead of Adult Fiction? If you’ve “grown out” of those genres, why do they no longer spark joy in you? If you’re a teen, do you think you’ll still read YA/Middle Grade when you’re in your 20s/30s?
May 14: Books Based on Games/Shows/Movies/Comics? (Dani)
Prompts: “The book is better” is a common outcry amongst book worms, because the book came first…but what about when it didn’t? How do you feel about book adaptations of movies? Books based on video game worlds? Books that tell alternate stories from television worlds? Or even books featuring your favorite superheroes? Do you have any favorites in these genres? Is the book still better?
May 21: How Do You Create Bookish Content? (Rukky)
Prompts: What’s your posting process? Do you write posts based on spontaneous ideas or do you follow a schedule of topics? How do you decide what and what not to post (maybe you feel like some things are too controversial or “out of date”)? Do you tailor your posts based on reader interaction/views, or do you just focus on what you want to talk about?
May 28: What makes a good sequel? (M.T. Wilson @ The Last Book on the Left)
Prompts: What do you like to see in sequels? Are there any sequels you liked more than the first book? What makes some sequels disappointing? Do you feel like most sequels are worse than the original, or is that just an old wives tale? Do you get excited about sequels or do you prefer standalones?
If you have any topic suggestions, you can share them using the form below!
Tomorrow’s topic is What Makes You Pick Up a Book and I’m not sure if I have anything new to say about this, so I might not write a discussion on it. But we’ll see how I feel about it in the morning.
Now for the feedback form:
Dani and I would really appreciate it if you all took a few minutes to give feedback on LTB from the time of the meme, to the topics, to what you like/don’t like about it in general. It’ll only take a couple of minutes and will help give us some ideas for the future. And if you have any specific suggestions, you can include them there too!
Most importantly, it’s a completely anonymous form, so please please be honest! Even if you don’t participate but usually read and follow the discussions, we’d still love to hear from you.
Thank you all so much!!!
Until tomorrow my friends,