It's Time For a Break Up: PART I

6.26.2015

Sometimes, you hold on so hard because you expect something to change, or because other people tell you to, or because you just don't think you can let go. But there comes a point where you just HAVE TO BREAK IT OFF. So I'm starting a small series of bookish things I just need to make a clean break with.

PART I: AUTHORS I NEED TO BREAK UP WITH

This is definitely a touchy subject, but there are some authors that you just try and try with and can't seem to make it work. These authors totally work for other people, but I need to stop spending time expecting to suddenly like their work when I've never been able to. I fully acknowledge that there is nothing wrong with these authors or their books, and plenty of people will keep reading them. They're just not for me.

1) Jennifer L. Armentrout
Okay, so there was a point when I was in love with the Lux series. That was YEARS ago, though. I never finished it. And once I started blogging again, I decided it was time to finish it - but I had to reread first. And you know what? I basically HATED it this time around. I don't think I need to talk about why; it seems to be either a series you obsessively love or incredibly loathe. I've also started and never finished the Half-Blood series. Then, I tried to read The Return because Seth was always the one I was really interested in in that series. I also tried Wait For You, and the common theme here? I didn't enjoy any of them. All of her male characters felt the same and had the same attitude. Her writing just did not cut it for me. I admire her ability to churn out book after book, and the huge fanbase she has is great. But I need to give up on reading her books, no matter how much hype they get.


2) Lauren Oliver
Once upon a time, I tried reading Before I Fall and couldn't even finish it because I just wasn't in to the main character. Then? I tried Delirium. It was just okay, nothing special, but I didn't hate it. When reviews started rolling around for the next book and I heard about Julian, I knew exactly what was going to happen with Alex and I was NOT into the love triangle I knew the series was suddenly going to house. So I never finished. And then? I tried Vanishing Girls and couldn't get past 20 pages. And then I went hunting for spoilers and decided I NEVER wanted to read it because of how it turns out. Just not the author for me.

3) Colleen Hoover
Another author with a HUGE following. I, personally, wanted to vomit all over Ugly Love. This is pretty much why. Then, I tried Slammed and couldn't finish because the writing style just wasn't for me. I tried two of her other books and couldn't finish those, either. (Honestly, I can't believe I tried anything after how gross I found Ugly Love, but I felt like I needed to because everyone loves her so much?) Anyway. Not for me.


4) Cassie Clare
There . . . I said it. I've had enough of the shadowhunter world after reading the whole ID series and 2/3 of the TMI series and not enjoying them all that much anymore. I'm surprisingly excited for the TV show, though! I just don't think I can handle any more books. I'm sick of it. (Watch me end up not learning from the past and reading TDA anyways.)

Aaaaannyway. There you have it. Any authors you know you just need to break it off with? (In terms of books. Just books. I still love to follow authors I don't even read on Twitter. But me and some books just weren't meant to be.) 


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6.26.2015

It's Time For a Break Up: PART I


Sometimes, you hold on so hard because you expect something to change, or because other people tell you to, or because you just don't think you can let go. But there comes a point where you just HAVE TO BREAK IT OFF. So I'm starting a small series of bookish things I just need to make a clean break with.

PART I: AUTHORS I NEED TO BREAK UP WITH

This is definitely a touchy subject, but there are some authors that you just try and try with and can't seem to make it work. These authors totally work for other people, but I need to stop spending time expecting to suddenly like their work when I've never been able to. I fully acknowledge that there is nothing wrong with these authors or their books, and plenty of people will keep reading them. They're just not for me.

1) Jennifer L. Armentrout
Okay, so there was a point when I was in love with the Lux series. That was YEARS ago, though. I never finished it. And once I started blogging again, I decided it was time to finish it - but I had to reread first. And you know what? I basically HATED it this time around. I don't think I need to talk about why; it seems to be either a series you obsessively love or incredibly loathe. I've also started and never finished the Half-Blood series. Then, I tried to read The Return because Seth was always the one I was really interested in in that series. I also tried Wait For You, and the common theme here? I didn't enjoy any of them. All of her male characters felt the same and had the same attitude. Her writing just did not cut it for me. I admire her ability to churn out book after book, and the huge fanbase she has is great. But I need to give up on reading her books, no matter how much hype they get.


2) Lauren Oliver
Once upon a time, I tried reading Before I Fall and couldn't even finish it because I just wasn't in to the main character. Then? I tried Delirium. It was just okay, nothing special, but I didn't hate it. When reviews started rolling around for the next book and I heard about Julian, I knew exactly what was going to happen with Alex and I was NOT into the love triangle I knew the series was suddenly going to house. So I never finished. And then? I tried Vanishing Girls and couldn't get past 20 pages. And then I went hunting for spoilers and decided I NEVER wanted to read it because of how it turns out. Just not the author for me.

3) Colleen Hoover
Another author with a HUGE following. I, personally, wanted to vomit all over Ugly Love. This is pretty much why. Then, I tried Slammed and couldn't finish because the writing style just wasn't for me. I tried two of her other books and couldn't finish those, either. (Honestly, I can't believe I tried anything after how gross I found Ugly Love, but I felt like I needed to because everyone loves her so much?) Anyway. Not for me.


4) Cassie Clare
There . . . I said it. I've had enough of the shadowhunter world after reading the whole ID series and 2/3 of the TMI series and not enjoying them all that much anymore. I'm surprisingly excited for the TV show, though! I just don't think I can handle any more books. I'm sick of it. (Watch me end up not learning from the past and reading TDA anyways.)

Aaaaannyway. There you have it. Any authors you know you just need to break it off with? (In terms of books. Just books. I still love to follow authors I don't even read on Twitter. But me and some books just weren't meant to be.) 


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