I hear another age bracket is emerging in fiction for the late teen-early twenty set. It's called New Adult, which you can abbreviate as NA. At first I thought that NA was an apt designation because as much as I love to read, this fiction category was Not Applicable to me. When I was a new adult, I didn't have time to read for fun.
Oh, I read, of course. I read tons. I read my textbooks. Over the summer when I was working at Los Alamos National Lab I read instruction manuals and scientific articles. During those years I tried re-reading "Lord of the Rings" and barely got out of the Shire before I threw up my hands and said, "I haven't got time for ten pages of description!"
But someone seems to think that new adults are reading enough that books targeted to them will be profitable.
I teach college algebra, a general education course that sees a good variety of students in different majors. Just to see what the new adults are reading, I made the fourth question on my daily quiz, "What is the title of the last book you have read?"
Want to know what the answers were? Well, apparently there's some rules against publishing results of a study done on human subjects at the school without going through the school's review board, but I think I can say I'm jealous of my student who just read Mockingjay. I haven't gotten my hands on a copy yet.
I can tell you that among the classics, the texts, and the religious books, I found some YA and even a smattering of MG fiction! Come to think of it, when college got too stressful I'd sneak off to the juvenile fiction section of the library, grab something off a shelf, and disappear into another world for a while.
So write away for the new adults! They need fiction too.