Hello, everyone! Long time, no see. “Long time, no read” is more like it. I’m back, and I’m feeling better about it all, thankfully. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season! I really appreciate all the happy thoughts and comments that were sent my way – they truly meant a lot to me. The holiday season was a bit rough for me because I lost my grandma between Christmas and New Years, but I celebrated my 27th birthday on January 6th, and it’s given me a lot to think about.
What happens when you look at your shelves and realize that a good bit of the books you own are ones you’re not really interested in anymore? Well, let me tell you, it makes you panic a little. I’ve spent so many years acquiring and determining the books/genres/tropes I enjoy, but as of late, I’ve noticed that I don’t want to pick up any of them. I think that contributed to The Slump™ of 2019. I went from wanting to read every single YA release, regardless of genre, to barely wanting to pick anything up that dealt with a character younger than 18. Was this called “growing up”? No, because so many adults read YA – it’s not a genre for just teenagers. My reading tastes were just changing.
Honestly, I’ve grown to be okay with it. I really enjoy a good YA fantasy, don’t get me wrong. I’ll still add a bunch of YA releases to any anticipated lists or TBRs, but I think I’ll also be throwing in some thriller mysteries and some literary fiction from time to time. Hell, I might even dive into a biography to shake things up.
This is just my long-winded way of saying if you see more reviews and posts about things not YA related, don’t freak out. Things will be slightly different, but they’ll still remain the same at the core. New year, new book “me”.
Until next time,
2 thoughts on “New Year, New Book “Me””
lol ‘The Slump™ of 2019’ – I love that phrase! I enjoyed reading your little reflections.
I think, sometimes, this a problem within the blogging community. Lots of the same (or very similar) books are ‘hauled’ and hyped about (especially YA books, as it’s such a popular genre among bloggers) which then can influence you to need to buy or read every one of these books too, regardless of your own interests and preferences, however they shift and change over time. I read quite a few new YA books when I started blogging, before I really decided to focus on my own reading interests, which are mainly horror / thriller / mysteries.
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I agree! I constantly see the same books around everyone’s accounts, and it can be hard to not immediately want those same books. I’ve definitely noticed a change recently, so I’m excited to focus solely on get books I know I’ll actually want to read.
Thanks for the comment! 🙂
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