We’ve all been there: A new book just came out and everyone is buzzing about it and loving it and you immediately go out and get that book and you’re so sure that you will love it because everyone else does!
And then you read it.
And you hate it.
I actually experience this quite often. So often in fact that I’ve started putting off reading the books I’m excited for, because everyone loves them and that makes me scared that my expectations are too high (which they often are) and I end up hating the book even though I was so excited for it (which, as I said, often happens).
Then when I don’t like said hyped book I kind of feel like I’m the one who’s at fault here, and not the characters I just couldn’t connect to or the overly dramatic storyline that made me groan or the shitty writing that frustrated me to no end. I feel like I did something wrong and I need to apologise to everyone for not liking this thing that they love.
And that’s something that’s not supposed to happen! I shouldn’t feel like I need to be sorry for not liking something just because everyone else seems to do so. Tastes vary, opinions vary, and you shouldn’t ever feel sorry for what you don’t or do enjoy (although if your favourite book series is the 50 Shades trilogy I will admit that I do judge you a little bit, but I promise I love you regardless!).
Read whatever the hell you want to read. Enjoy whatever the hell it is you enjoy. And never ever apologise for not loving something just because everyone else does!
I’m interested though, how do you guys feel about this whole hyped up books situation? How do you go into reading them? And what do you feel or do when you end up hating them?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, lovely humans!