The idea for this discussion popped into my head when I was thinking back to the books I’d read while preparing for a tag (I haven’t technically been tagged to do it, but I got inspired, so why not?).
That’s when I realized I really had to think about it. I had to go on Goodreads to look at books I’d read and look back to my lists of read books back before I had a Goodreads account. When I looked at my account and at the lists, I noticed that many of the books I had totally forgotten about (at the moment anyway) were ones that I had absolutely adored at the time!
This led to the conclusion that I tend to obsess over books (I used suffer through book hangovers quite a bit) and then read a new book and… Well, I don’t forget about the book, but my love for it diminishes.
For example: Air Awakens by Elise Kova. When I had just finished reading it I rambled on and on about how amazing it was, how it reminded us that we are human and a bunch of deep stuff that I won’t get into here.
Those things are still true—that book does represent the humanity we all have, but thinking about it now doesn’t spark the warmth I felt towards it before and though the ideas the book brought upon me were important, I feel that the book itself hasn’t impacted me all that much.
The put it all into a sentence: I am not the type of reader who will read a book and have it impact me for eternity. (At least that hasn’t happened yet. I really hope it one day will. And there are still books that I like to reread.) I’m the type of reader who obsesses over a book for a period of time, and then moves on. (Okay, maybe that was two sentences. Or five.)
Anyway, that’s the type of reader I am. I know there are many other types of readers out there. I also know there are many book bloggers and booktubers who have a certain book or series that has really influenced or impacted them, so they would mention them often or recommend them to everyone.
So. What reader are YOU?