I have been faithfully following my plans to both whittle down my TBR pile and tackle a bunch of the series that I have only a book or two left to read to finish them off. For the most part, the series that needed to be finished off were young adult trilogies, since most of my adult series are pretty much open ended. So, I am chugging along, when it suddenly hit me that…I didn’t care. For some reason, I completely have lost my interest in most young adult books. I was forcing myself to read them because I “had to”, and forcing myself to keep buying the second and third books in the series because I already had the first one, when my brain kicked in and I realized that I really didn’t “have to”.
As I was going through my piles of YA books that still had to be read, I realized that I didn’t remember most of the characters or storylines, and I had absolutely no interest in finding out what happened next. There are still a few that I will keep up on – like the Arcana Chronicles from Kresley Cole, and the Shadowhunter books from Cassandra Clare, but for the most part I am giving them up. I can’t stomach the thought of one more angsty love triangle, I swear. It will be a case-by-case basis whether or not I read the ones I already have or if I give them away.
The funny thing is, it hit me all of a sudden – and I can’t tell you why. Within the course of about a week, my whole interest shifted and I just can’t seem to care about anything YA related. I was about 50 pages from the end of a story when I realized that I didn’t even feel the need to see how things wrapped up. Then it happened again. Then again. Maybe I finally grew up? Nah, I can’t see it. I guess there are just too many great books that I want to read to make myself take time for something I don’t.
How have your reading habits changed? Have you ever just gotten tired of a style/author/genre without warning? How have you been expanding your reading horizons?