Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
So today’s topic is: Those Genres You Don’t Read
Everyone has their favourite sub-genres (mine are ones with magic/dragons/fairy tales), but what about the those (very specific) ones you just can’t get into. For me, it’s books with fairies and mermaids. It has become some-what of an irrational dislike for those types of books.
I don’t know what is about them, but for some reason I just can’t. I’ve read a few fairy books but never loved them (and no, I haven’t read Julie Kagawa’s series yet….) and I’ve been trying to read a mermaid book for ages, but for the life of me can’t get into them. Sigh.
Between those two, I have yet to find one that I really want to read or enjoyed. The only exception is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, which feel I was sort of tricked into since the fae aspect didn’t really pop up until later in the series and it was too late to back out, ha. But I bring this up because Maas’ new series A Court of Throne and Roses is about faes. And I’m super tempted to pick it up because I do love her books, but I fear my dislike for faes will be problematic.
Oh, and very vampires and werewolves based books I’ve taken a indefinite hiatus from too. Since The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (which drove me bonkers), I haven’t read any. There was Ilona Andrew’s Clean Sweep (which I loved), but that one’s more the characters happen to be a vampire or a werewolf and less because they are, if you know what I mean. I did love vampires and werewolves once upon a time and I might go back one day, but until than I’ll stick to ones were they’re not the highlight of the book.
Do you guys have any genre that’s a no-go, irrational or not? Or are you a pretty free-for-all, “I’ll read all the things (if the synopsis appeals to me)!” kind of person?
Any ones that you’ve taken a break from? – because you’re bored of them, or many a bad experience have turned you off of them?
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