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This week's topic is:
Discussing Male vs Female POV with a Flavored Latte
Drink of the week: Vanilla Skinny Latte
Sometimes there is nothing better than a simple latte. However, for me, I need a little sweetness in there. I am normally all about caramel because that is my flavor but I like to change it up every once and a while so this week I am going with vanilla.
Book Topic: Discussing Male vs Female POV
I thought that this week would be a good one to do a discussion topic. A topic I have been thinking a lot about recently is the difference in a male vs female POV. Since I read a lot of young adult and romance novels written by female authors, I tend to read a lot more from the female perspective. However, since I have recently started reading a lot of new adult, I have been getting a lot more male POV scenes. I have to admit that I love it. I am almost more in love with the male POV than I am with the female in these books. There is just something different in a guy's mind that makes reading from their perspective a lot more entertaining. I am impressed with how well written these scenes are coming from female authors.
I think that since female authors are mostly writing these male POV scenes, they have to be done right to capture the reader's attention and keep them riveted. Because a male mind is so different than a female's mind, and many of these books are written in dual POV, the author really has to differentiate between the characters to keep the story interesting. If the male POV isn't written right, I can't connect with them and I don't enjoy the story as much. For instance, I loved Kaleb in Hourglass when he was written from Emerson's point of view. However, Timepiece was written in Kaleb's point of view and I didn't connect with his character or like him nearly as much. On the opposite end, I loved Will in Slammed from Layken's point of view, but loved him even more in Point of Retreat and This Girl, which were both written from his point of view.
In the end, I think I enjoy a male point of view better than a female point of view when done right by the author and I have found a lot of New Adult novels where the author has really nailed it for me.
What about you? What POV do you like better? What do you think of the dual POV style in New Adult books?
A few of my favorite male POV characters
Noah from Pushing the Limits (Katie McGarry)
Colton from Falling Into You (Jasinda Wilder)
Next week's topic: Discussing Genres- Young Adult Contemporary