This last week has not been great. I don’t want to go into it but the reason I’m telling you is because everything my TBR pile got completely rejected. I do mean everything.
It’s not like there isn’t loads of choice in there either. With a few *cough* hundred *cough* books to choose from, not to mention plenty of review copies I’m spoilt for choice. (That sounds braggy but it’s really not meant to.) But I didn’t feel like reading any of them.
Instead I’ve read my way through novella’s/books with titles I’m frankly a little embarrassed to admit. Each story can be summed up with as young-woman-not-aware-of-her-beauty meeting dark-handsome-somewhat-damaged-but-always-ridiculously-rich-man who thinks she’s a beautiful goddess. Throw on a few misunderstandings and some bedroom action along the way and every story ends with a proposal and/or pregnancy. – Not my normal reading.
But I needed them. Despite my slightly snarky summery some of the characters were really good, I laughed and I cared – but the thing that I needed (that every one of these stories guaranteed) was a happy ending. I didn’t want to think, I didn’t want to have an emotional journey. I just wanted happy.
Looking back I’ve had reading “phases” before. During my teens I’d only read biographies or emotional traink-wreck stories. Then later on I really got into fantasy for a while. Now it’s a much more varied reading life, though I do still find myself reading books in groups; Contemporary, Dystopian, Children’s, Historical, etc
Do you have phases of only reading certain books?
What about happy books, the ones you’ll only read when you want to be cheered up?
I’d love to know.