Lately I have noticed that my taste in books has changed. It's like the more I read the more critic I become, so books I would priviously have loved don't interest me anymore. Also, I get tired of the same old same old. It seems most YA books are written after the same formula and therefore kind of blend together. Ever felt like that?
Anyway, this has made me branch out and try new kinds of books and different genres. It has also made me re-evalutate books I've tried to read before but didn't catch my attention the first time around. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood to read them at the time, or maybe I just wasn't interest in that specific type of book etc.
So, I decided to pick some of those books up again, mostly those I couldn't quite why I disliked it and put it down (because there's always those books that just wasn't for you).
It actually started with Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I picked it up over a year ago and couldn't get into it, so I put it down without really having read much of it. All the hype for it didn't make any sense to me. Then in the spring this year all the buzz for the third and final book begun. It made me curious once again, and since I couldn't remember why I hadn't liked the book the first time, I decided to pick it up again. This time turned out quite different. I immediately fell in love with it and flew through all three books.
It made me realize that my first impression of a book isn't always right and sometimes you need to give a book a second chance.
Re-reading books can sometimes do this for me too. Books I liked the first time, I might end up loving the second time, though sometimes the opposite happens too.
Now I plan to give more books another chance, especially those I might have picked up during a reading slump, because even an amazing book can seem dull in such a period.
Have you ever given a book a second chance and have it completely blow you away?