Top Ten Bookish Streaks That I’ve Gotten Over


I’ve gotten hooked on a lot of different authors, genres, tropes, and categories of books. It’s like I’m obsessed with this certain kind of book and then that’s all I want to read, but eventually I get over it. Here are some of the bookish streaks that I’ve moved on from … although I definitely still have relapses from time to time. Would love to hear if you had any similar streaksย 

  1. Books about orphans: From Anne of Green Gables to The Boxcar Children to Ballet Shoes I was obsessed with these books.
  2. Cinderella Retellings: It all started with Ella Enchanted.
  3. Russia: I read biographies, Tolstory, Turgenev, and more!
  4. Whiny White Guys: So much love for Salinger, Cheever, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway.
  5. British Classics: Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters especially.
  6. Family Sagas: Thick paper backs with complex family trees in the front pages.
  7. Chick Lit: So much Sophie Kinsella and Jennifer Weiner in
  8. 1980s Romance Novels: Nora Roberts, Judith Krantz, Jayne Ann Krentz, Jilly Cooper, and many many more.
  9. Franzen, David Foster Wallace, Eugenides
  10. Tudor Historical Fiction: Phillipa Gregory was my favorite, but I read book after book about Henry VII, his wives, and Elizabeth I.

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme!

8 thoughts on “Top Ten Bookish Streaks That I’ve Gotten Over

  1. I like a bit of chick lit every now and then, but it used to be ALL I read. I’ve definitely moved on now.

  2. Great list! I love historical fiction, and I love the Tudors, but I very rarely enjoy Tudor historical fiction; the only books from that period I tend to enjoy are historical crime novels, like C. J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series and Nancy Bilyeau’s Joanna Stafford trilogy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve been reading a lot of different areas of historical fiction recently and loving it!

  3. I went through a pretty heavy celebrity memoir phase. I still read the occasional comedian’s book. But I no longer feel the need to pick up the memoir of every person I’ve ever seen on my TV.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s