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.
What is this strange disease and do you have it? Read on to find out, my friend!
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 featuring it on the blurb.
I would love to judge a book purely on its own merits, but it’s so easy to get jaded when it feels like the plot line has been done a hundred times before. Continue reading “Discussion: Book Trend Burnout”