Scary Realization About My Book Picking HabitsMonday, July 01, 2013
When I tried to make list of Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013 I discovered one scary thing. I don't have that much books I have loved in 2013. To be more accurate there are 4 5-star books and 3 4.5-star books.
I never thought about myself as a very strict judgmental reader. I always approach a book expecting to like it. Books are my best friends after all. :) So why are there not more high ratings? It's obvious if we look at the genre of books:
- 5 star books: YA Fantasy, Fantasy, YA Dystopia
- 4.5 star books: Historical Fiction, YA Fantasy, Fantasy
But how many books I have read from these genres in 2013?
- YA Fantasy: 8
- Fantasy: 3
- YA Dystopia: 3
- Historical Fiction: 2
Except for YA Fantasy, I have obviously neglected these other genres. Instead the genres I have read most in 2013 are Contemporary Romance (average rating: 3.11) and YA Paranormal (average rating: 3.07).
I must be crazy! Pretty shiny covers and hype about new books proved to be too distracting for me...
Lately I was reading without much enthusiasm, since it seemed like none of the books I have read were very enjoyable to me. And now after looking at this statistic, it's obvious that my choice of genres is the problem. In the future I will try to read more books from:
Genres With Highest Average Rating In 2013 On My Blog
- Fantasy: 4.33
- Steampunk: 4.25
- Science Fiction: 4
- YA Fantasy: 3.88
- Historical Fiction: 3.75
- Post-Apocalyptic: 3.75
So expect much much more books from these genres for a change. Yep, that's right. I am steering this blog in a slightly different direction.
Well I guess that was the point of this post. :)
How about you? Do you find yourself reading books just because they have pretty covers and neglect your favorite genres? Or am I the only one?