Top Ten Tuesday – Changes in my reading life

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


I am going to be 27 next year. Three more years to 30 can you believe it? I don’t feel like a soon-to-be 27 year old, it feels weird thinking I am so close to 30 yet I don’t feel any more mature than I was a few years ago. Aging is weird.

But there is one aspect of my life that I can concisely see a shift that I attribute to my increasing age and that is my reading.

Recently I started realizing that my choice of reading leaned more towards non-fiction. I am unsure why or how this happened? My hypothesis is that I am always disappointed by books I choose to read that are fiction. Some way some how they always disappoint me.

Either the plot is just so bland or the characters are stereotypical. There’s always a problem. Not that there aren’t any problems with non-fiction books, it is just that with non-fiction at least I gain knowledge from it instead of feeling like I just read some fluff.

I think its because all the books I have read have been okay or mediocre that it just slowly but surely killed my reading spirit. Mediocre books are the worst because they don’t illicit any strong emotions from you. They’re just okay and you’re like well shit I got nothing to say.

To be honest I am not sure if this shift is good or bad. I am just following the flow. I want to read non-fiction then hey let’s read non-fiction although historical romance is still a staple in my reading. I am just not as gung-ho about them as I used to be.

Man this ain’t a top ten its more like a top one but yeah that’s all I can see that has changed in my reading style or habits aside from the fact I don’t read as much anymore.

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  1. It’s an interesting shift! I think if it’s good or bad kind of depends on your enjoyment of reading. If reading non-fiction makes you enjoy reading more than I think that’s a win! I have been reading some non-fiction as well and enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would. Mostly still go for thrillers though 🙂

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