I’m facing a reading conundrum. Not only am I in a rut, reading books in the same genre, I also seem to have fallen out of love with some of my favorite book series.
This is disturbing because I am a serial series reader. I LOVE books in a series. Sure in the past I’ve been able to break the habit by falling way behind on a series and then deciding I just don’t care enough to catch up. But this time I’ve started to fall behind on two of my favorite series and I just don’t know why.
I have a theory. Usually I read the latest book in a series immediately after it is released. Then I have to wait FOREVER for the next book to come out. For the two series I love and have fallen behind in, I decided to wait, thereby making the time between books seem shorter. Clearly that plan has failed me. So why don’t I just catch up if I’m only one book behind?
This is where my reading rut comes in to play. The two book series I love are not in the current genre I’m obsessively reading. I am participating in the library’s Great Reading Challenge, hopefully I can use that to snap me out of my rut. In the meantime, series I love…it’s not you, it’s me. I have to have faith that I will rediscover my love for you.
If this has happened to you, how did you get out of your rut? If you've fallen out of love with a series, did you eventually catch up or just let it go?
Amy, Adult Services