I usually read a couple of YA novels every month as well as a few early readers and occasional picture books, but those aren't the main way I feed my bookaholic appetite either.
Every week I read about half a dozen middle grade novels.
Why, you may ask, do I read so many books intended for kids?
Well, I could say it's because I write for kids so reading those keeps me aware of the genre, and that's true, but it's only part of the reason.
Mostly I read middle grade novels because I can usually finish a whole book in an hour or two without having to put it down in the middle, and I know it won't be sordid or depressing. And I'm still a kid at heart and enjoy being carried away into the worlds of children's lives and adventures. Reading fiction for kids is just, plain fun!
What about you? What do you like to read, and why?