I’m guilty of book binging a particular genre and then getting sick of it. It happened when I read urban fantasy, dystopians, young adult paranormal books and now contemporaries. When I book binge, everything begins to sound the same after a while and I get really frustrated with reading the same tropes all the time. If anything, I get more negative about the books I review in the consistently same genre.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of dystopians, but for some reason I’ve been forgoing the endless vogue in YA for contemporaries, fantasy, and even adult books. There’s only enough love that I have for the Hunger Games and it’s friends when I start seeing patterns over and over. Not to mention that many dystopians these days seem to be subpar and fail on character development and world building, just used as a front for a poorly written instant romance.
Before blogging, I was a big fan of reading business and personal development books. I loved reading the likes of Robert Kiyosaki, John Gray and Donald Trump, and even then all of them started sounding the same after a while. I moved onto classics and literary fiction bestsellers, needless to say that wasn’t quite the genre that resonated with me. Then when I discovered Goodreads, that’s when I found paranormal romance and urban fantasy titles, these worlds of paranormal creatures and romance that focused on kick ass heroines and world building. That was more my style.
I can feel another book binge slump coming on, and I think that has to do with YA books. Keeping up with all the latest releases can be consuming, and before I realise it I’m getting frustrated with what I’m reading. There’s only so much insta love, cliffhangers and love triangles you can handle before you get a little loopy. That’s why I kind of enjoy those unusual reads, such as Bird and White Space which are different to the usual. I’m going to switch up my reading a bit more and read some of the adult books, urban fantasy and NA that is on my shelf.
Do you get sick of the same genre after a while? How do you cope with it?