So… I read. A lot.
I mean… yes, there are people out there that read a LOT more than I do… take a look at .
Seriously, I’m on the line between a) wondering if it’s all a lie and b) considering throwing my life away to be on this page. I mean, both choices are valid, so…
But anyways. I’ve actually phased through a lot of genres of books… that mostly are very similar… and I have settled on YA. For now… *dark music plays in background*
And well, I wouldn’t consider it a phase, because I was pretty much ALWAYS into fantasy. Harry Potter and Dragon Rider was my childhood, okay?
My Dystopian Phase
So, the first MAJOR phase I remember was dystopian. This happened… a while ago. I distinctly remember picking up the Hunger Games and reading it. And loving it. This then happened again with another series: Divergent.
(Wow, two good series in a row?)
So I started SEEKING books that were as good. Then I discovered… they were both from the same genre!!! Like what!!! My mind was pretty much this: [insert explosion gif]
And so, people, I discovered the name of the genre: dystopian.
What I did next was Google up “dystopian books” and choosing the books that had the prettiest covers* (I’m may or may not be laughing nervously and waiting for people to attack me) and interested me the most. And so I read books like Matched, Delirium, The Maze Runner, etc. I even tried to read books like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451… to which I promptly stopped reading them on the first five pages (Not because I couldn’t understand the words cough cough I just er- didn’t enjoy reading it**). I also read Unwind, which was so, so creepy and left me wondering if the government is LYING TO US ALL.
*What do you mean, I shouldn’t judge books by their cover?
**STOP JUDGING ME
My Contemporary Phase
Yes, this was during the time that John Green became really popular…
And yes, I succumb to peer pressure easily.. (You’re just figuring that out now?)
My friend went up to me and told me about The Fault in Our Stars. And several other John Green books. And… I Read ItTM.
(Then again, what did you think I was going to do, use it to scrub my dishes?)
And now I love John Green! I didn’t know what that genre was called, though… until actually very recently. My other friends (who are real human beings, and I totally didn’t make them up) introduced me to Eleanor & Park.
This was also around the time where I discovered Goodreads. And GOODREADS is now my LIFE. Like, I USED to RELY ON BACK COVERS. Not anymore!!!
Seriously, before Goodreads, once I was reading Delirium. AND IT TURNS OUT: I read the third book SECOND… so the story is now ALL MIXED UP!! I knew it was confusing*.
I was mentally shocked + scarred.
*Seriously. Why don’t books have the number on them anymore? Like, it’s not hard. You can even do roman numerals. It doesn’t even have to be on the cover. But that’s a post for another time.
My YA Phase
So… this was when I DISCOVERED the name of the books. Basically, before this, I would rely on recommendations from my friend and just borrow books from the library that had good covers.
I would have to say my first -real- introduction into that world was by reading Sarah J. Maas’ and Renee Ahdieh’s books: A Court of Thorns and Roses + The Wrath and the Dawn…
Now I read everything YA.
After all… that’s the basis of my book blog.
So… do you/have you had any reading genre phases? Or any phases in general? Tell me it’s not just me..