Discussion: Book Trend Burnout

And here I thought I was the only one suffering this! Experienced all symptoms and all genres mentioned.

I don’t regret it though, since this burnout actually made me had that little reading hiatus last year and made me found a new genre/author(s) that I’m currently in love: Murakami’s and Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist (Mitch Albom’s The Time Traveller also had a deep impact to me during those times).

I’m still a “patient”, so to say and I’m not in a hurry to get cured but I do read a few trendy books that friends have recommended (which are only Eleanor and Park, Divergent and TFIOS) and I somehow bought myself Red Queen without any idea that it was a trending book (like, how much of a coincidence is it in getting a trendy book that I was avoiding in the first place?) and I’m considering “All the Bright Places” as well (of course, getting influenced by Aentee is a whole different thing, haha!) so maybe one day I might get back to YA… but for now just thinking about it… is kind of impossible. I’ll stick to what I’m comfortable with since time is getting more limited for me anyways. Gotta make every word count!

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Confession Time:  This discussion post only happened because I saw these cute medical icons Designed by Freepik and was determined to use them somehow 😛  But I hope this is still a valid bookish topic haha.

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What is this strange disease and do you have it?  Read on to find out, my friend!

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Book Trend Burnout:  When a reader encounters a specific storyline, trope or characters so many times during their reading experience that they decide to quit that genre forever.

Sound extreme? I’ve certainly contemplated doing so more than once.  If Goodreads or my twitter feed is any indication, I am not alone in this predicament.  There really can be too much of a good thing, once 1984 and Brave New World were my favourite classics – making me mad for the dystopia genre.  Now that it’s become a buzz word, I think twice before purchasing a book…

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