Reader burnout. It happens to the best of us. It’s happening to me right now. If I have to read another dystopian book, I think I will throw it against the wall. That’s not helpful at all because I know there still are some really interesting dystopian books being published, but for this reader, I’m spent. And the sad thing is, dystopian books are just gearing up. With the wide success of The Hunger Games (book and movie), this is a trend that will not die down any time soon. So what is a reader supposed to do? It is hard to appreciate all the great qualities of a story if you have that “been there, done that” feeling. So, what do you do?
I know for me, when it happened after Twilight and the paranormal rush on the publishing market, I took a long break from any paranormal YA titles. They all became one and the same to me in my mind, and unless there was truly a standout book, frankly, I didn’t want to read anything vampire-, werewolf-, or angel-related. And if you forced another love triangle on me, well, the results were not pretty.
The easiest and probably most customary solution for many readers is to switch books. Continue reading Busting through reader burnout