Hello Everyone! I am sorry for my absence from the blogosphere. For the past month, my exams have been going on. My schedule was pretty hectic. Finally, my exams are over now and I am free for some days, so I wanted to get back to blogging again! I really missed writing and I will try my best to be active here again.
Anyway, today’s post is about something that I have been feeling for a long time regarding books, and after Jesse from jessethereader uploaded a video on those same lines, I decided to address these thoughts too!
You can check out the video here: IS BOOK QUALITY DECLINING?
These days when I was reading books, it felt like I was reading the same stories. The books never felt unique and the same repetition cycle used to go on. Personally, I was experiencing this more in the romance and young adult genres. Now, this happens for many reasons. Don’t get me wrong or anything but I feel that books are written for the sake of getting blown up on booktok these days. Everyone is writing romances with those same enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, fake dating, etc tropes. And even if those tropes are used, there is no other element that brings meaning to the story other than the romance part itself. There is nothing wrong with writing romances or using those tropes, but atleast add other elements to the story.
I wanted a fresh start with reading, so I switched genres! Not completely, but yes, for the most part, I read translated books, memoirs, fiction, mysteries, and sometimes young adult now. In September, my reading tastes evolved a lot and I am happy with what I read now. I feel like I am reading meaningful stories. My exams were going on for 10 days and I had so many holidays in between. It’s pretty shocking to say this but I have read the most books in September so far XD. Well, I should be proud or tensed, I don’t know…
It feels good to be back! What are your thoughts on the quality of books? Let me know in the comments!
5 thoughts on “Why I Switched Genres?”
I’ve been feeling this way too!! Sometimes it feels like books are unintentionally being hyped for their tropes and the story ends up being generic or overshadowed by readers, great discussion ❤
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Thank you so much ❤️
I relate to this so much!
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