Books from the romance genre have always been my go to books when I’m feeling down, kind of like comfort reads. In fact, they are the ones who actually got me into reading. I started with Romance and when the small romance section of my library was almost over, I shifted to the other books my library had. Over the years I have discovered so many other genre’s that I love- memoirs, YA, fantasy and so many more. But romance was still my go-to genre.
Until recently. I have tried reading 4 romance books that I have on my bookshelf and none caught my attention enough to actually finish them. I thought maybe it’s the books or just that the authors writing is not to my liking. But then I borrowed Stranger in my arms by Lisa Kleypas from the library. I can always rely on Lisa Kleypas. But although I finished the book, I didn’t really enjoy it and the worst part is that I couldn’t really find anything wrong with the book where as entertaining factor is considered.
And that scares me. I wonder whether my love for this genre will return. It has helped me through the bad times, during my reading block and when I was too busy or stressed to concentrate on anything else. I used to stay up late to read even a mediocre book if it was a romance.
Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever grown out of or tired out of favorite genre?